The Staple Singers
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||Will the Circle Be Unbroken||The Staple Singers||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Move Along Train||The Staple Singers||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Are You Sure||The Staple Singers||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wade In the Water||The Staple Singers||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again||The Staple Singers||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!||The Staple Singers||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Lord's Prayer||The Staple Singers||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jacob's Ladder||The Staple Singers||2:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)||The Staple Singers||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Praying Time||The Staple Singers||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||For What It's Worth||The Staple Singers||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hammer and Nails||The Staple Singers||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Freedom Highway||The Staple Singers||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What You Gonna Do?||The Staple Singers||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Samson and Delilah||The Staple Singers||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nobody's Fault But Mine||The Staple Singers||1:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Be Careful of Stones That You Throw||The Staple Singers||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||This Train||The Staple Singers||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Though soul music from the mid to late 1960s is often montaged over archival footage from the era, it was predominantly African-American gospel that served as the soundtrack to the Civil Rights struggle in the United States. Mahalia Jackson herself urged Rev. Dr. King to "tell them about the dream Martin!" before he extemporaneously launched into his most famous speech. And it was this incredibly talented family act (also friends with Dr. King), who during their "soul folk" phase in the 1960s wrote some of the most moving songs about the struggle for equality, respect and love. The original vinyl LP of the same name was a field recording made in a Chicago church, replete with Pops Staples' between-song commentary and the congregation singing and clapping along. This is actually a compilation spanning a handful of albums released on Epic in the mid to late 1960s. Pops Staples's outer-space-meets-the-Delta guitar meshes perfectly with the other family members' strong voices. A number of their best gospel tunes are here, as well as their cover of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth," the poignant story-song "Be Careful Of The Stones That You Throw," and of course their bracing version of the anthem "Freedom Highway."
As Good As It Gets!!!
This is one of the most soulful records ever made. I defy you to listen to Mavis' vocal on Wade in the Water and not get down on your knees and testify. Say Amen somebody. Gospel at it's best, no matter who you pray to.
YES WE CAN!
Now This is Music!
Music that makes you move?
Formed: 1951 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s