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The Staple Singers - The 25th Day Of December (2007)

Jazz, Pop | Author: artmuss | 6-03-2014, 14:43
The Staple Singers - The 25th Day Of December (2007)
Artist: The Staple Singers
Title Of Album: The 25th Day Of December
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Riverside Records/Concord Music Group
Genre: Funk, Soul, R&B, Gospel
Total Time: 30:34 min
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 178 mb

Originally released in 1962, well before their 1970s reinvention as the first family of Southern gospel soul, THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF December is just what the title implies, a dozen Christmas standards (including two originals by Roebuck "Pops" Staples, "Holy Unto the Lord" and "There Was A Star") given the Staple Singers treatment. Mavis Staples is in excellent voice throughout, and the quartet's harmonies are at their purest and most exciting. This is what a Christmas album should be. Unknown Contributor Roles: Cleotha Staples; Mavis Staples; Pervis Staples. Personnel: Roebuck "Pops" Staples (vocals, guitar); Cleotha Staples, Yvonne Staples, Mavis Staples, Pervis Staples (vocals); Rev. Maceo Woods (organ); Gus Johnson , Al Duncan (drums). Recording information: New York, NY (1962).


TRACKLIST:

01. The Last Month Of The Year 02:25
02. The Virgin Mary Had One Son 02:47
03. Go Tell It On The Mountain 02:40
04. Joy To The World By J. Watts L. Mason 01:47
05. Holy Unto The Lord 03:24
06. The Savior Is Born T Dorsey 02:13
07. Sweet Little Jesus Boy 03:42
08. No Room At The Inn 02:52
09. There Was A Star With W. Westbrook 02:27
10. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 02:05
11. Wasnt That A Mighty Day 01:54
12. Silent Night By J. Mohr F. Gruber 02:18





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