SLY STONE & BOBBY WOMACK:
Bobby Womack says in his book, "Midnight Mover. "My songwriting partner Jim Ford introduced me to Sly Stone but he warned, 'I want you to meet Sly but you have to promise me one thing: You'll never go over his place without me." "I found out that Sly was two people. He could be cool, generous and creative or he could be destructive. At his house, the Mamas and Papas bunked there and he had two peacocks out front. Everything was locked up and no one left until it was time to leave. There were a lot of drugs around and it seemed like everyone in Los Angeles was staying there. Sly would take everyone's keys and tell security that no one could eat until he did. You couldn't even make a phone call. It was like being in the army. In New York, on the road, I was filling in for Sly's bassist when Sly ran out of money because he was paying for 20 rooms. We were stranded. I called Wilson Pickett for help. He came by the hotel with $10,000 dollars and handed it to Sly, instead of being grateful, Sly snatched the money out of Pickett's hand and snapped, 'You fucker, you should have been here fifteen minutes ago.'