I Want to Take You Higher
By: Sylvester Stewart
Original Performance: Sly & The Family Stone
Written by: Sylvester Stewart
"I Want To Take You Higher" is a name we've given a mostly-improvised soul chant jam that Beck frequently uses at the end of live versions of "Mixed Bizness." Beck often also used it to introduce his band while the music played. He started in 2005, and continues to do it up until the present.
The jam most likely derives from "I Want To Take You Higher" by Sly and the Family Stone. The music and spirit is similar, but Beck doesn't sing any other part of the song besides that line over and over. I'm not sure if Sly Stone's version derives from somewhere else as well--it's probably a common gospel soul phrase.
Played live 32 times:
July 11, 2005July 16, 2005October 27, 2005October 29, 2005May 30, 2006June 17, 2006June 19, 2006June 20, 2006June 21, 2006June 27, 2006
...and 22 more
Earliest known live version: July 11, 2005
Latest known live version: March 26, 2009