Luv N' Haight: Shout out to my old hood Haight Street in San Francisco for this one (makes complete sense seeing that this is an sf band). This is a great opening groove, it definitely gives you a good set up for Sly's sound. Love funk done right, and this sure is done right. I love the happy feel the B section provides - it's a nice mood change. There's a nice consistency to the groove that I really like, everything is cohesive. Harmonies are great. They just all sound like they're having a fantastic time, and that's makes listening to it fun. Love the ending build. Great start.
Just Like A Baby: Boy oh boy is this some sexy funk. Great mellow feel to this that makes you just want to sit back and relax with a glass of wine and a doob. I love the distance Sly's voice has on this song in particular (that effect occurs on a lot of their tracks) - it adds an extra sultriness that is nice. Great blues feel to it. I have a feeling many a baby have been made to this track. Oh hey major, what a nice lil happy surprise you are! The small minor to major feel is the perfect lil somethin. Love the faint organ that starts to creep in at the end. Solid, solid tune.
Poet: This is another mellow funk feel, but much different than that preceding it. More umph to this one. The rhythm section is playing with their rhythms, which I really dig. There's not much to this groove, but that's what I like about it - it's nice and simple, and still so, so funky. I also dig that there is much more focus on the groove than the lyrics with these tunes. Nice build at the end. A good car ride tune. Dig it.