Album Details

RELEASE
2008
LABEL
Madacy
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Black Gospel, Gospel

Album Review

Madacy doesn't exactly have a great reputation for putting out stellar compilations or serious artist retrospectives. They often cut corners, issue too few tracks, and provide sketchy liner notes at best. In this case, however, they've done a respectable job of assembling the best cuts the Staple Singers recorded for Stax between 1971 and 1974. In fact, what it is -- in rather random order -- is about half their output for the label. All of the big hits are here, such as "Respect Yourself," "I'll Take You There," and "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)," with a boatload of quality stuff in between. These are the original studio recordings, not live filler, and none of them are re-recorded either. In fact, though the Staples had terrific years with King, United Artists, Epic, and Warner, it was their years with Stax that defined them in the 1970s as a transformational force on the charts. This is really cheap, so snag it before it drifts out of print.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. This Worldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Respect Yourselfhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Name the Missing Wordhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. I'll Take You Therehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. This Old Town (People in This Town)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. We the Peoplehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Are You Surehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Who Do You Think You Are (Jesus Christ Superstar)?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. I'm Just Another Soldierhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Whohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Be What You Arehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Medley: Love Comes in All Colors/Tellin' Lies [Medley]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Touch a Hand, Make a Friendhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Drown Yourselfhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. I Ain't Raisin' No Sandhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Grandma's Handshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Bridges Instead of Wallshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. I'm on Your Sidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. That's What Friends Are Forhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Heavenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. This Is a Perfect Worldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. What's Your Thinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. You've Got to Earn Ithttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. You're Gonna Make Me Cryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Little Boyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. How Do You Move a Mountainhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Almosthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. I'm a Loverhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Love Is Plentifulhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. I Like the Things About Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Give a Hand -- Take a Handhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feliz-natal-com-staple-singers/id727025738?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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