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The Staple Singers - The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 [2CD Set] (2004)

Jazz, Blues, Pop | Author: artmuss | 21-04-2018, 09:49
The Staple Singers - The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 [2CD Set] (2004)Artist: The Staple Singers
Title Of Album: The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984
Year Of Release: 2004
Label (Catalog#): Kent Soul [CDKEN2 240]
Country: United States
Genre: Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel
Quality: FLAC (*tracks,cue,log)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 2:34:18
Full Size: 916 mb

(2-CD set) In a career that spanned four decades, Pops, Mavis, Pervis (later replaced by Yvonne) and Cleotha Staples made a lot of remarkable recordings. Happily the majority of these have remained in print, in one form or another, virtually since they were first issued. However, the group recorded for several labels in that time, and thus it's been the case to date that anyone wanting to build a definitive 'Best Of The Staple Singers' collection would have to buy at least five CDs, maybe more, in an attempt to piece together such a thing.

Not any more, thankfully. Ace is now delighted to present the first-ever Staple Singers retrospective that covers virtually their entire recording career as a group, from 1953 to 1984. In the course of 155-plus minutes playing time, A FAMILY AFFAIR takes in repertoire from United, Vee-Jay, Riverside, Vanguard, Epic, Stax, Curtom, Warner Brothers and Private I.

The Staple Singers made their first recordings as a group in the early 1950s, and their final ones together in the mid 1980s. The set presents the best of them in a way that allows the listener a chance to experience the growth and diversification of the Staples as both a group, and as individual vocalists. Not that they ever had much growing to do as singers - when you hear the 15 year old Mavis bursting to cut loose on Won't You Sit Down you will hear that her style is already almost fully formed. However, as well as hearing some great singing it's interesting to study the development of a diverse repertoire that, along the way, incorporates the influences of Blind Willie Johnson, Stephen Stills, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, reggae, Curtis Mayfield and Talking Heads and that still comes out sounding like the Staple Singers, and only the Staple Singers.

As well as first-tier repertoire from beginning to end, A Family Affair boasts a dazzling array of rare label shots, photographs, posters and sheet music, a lot of which will be unfamiliar at best to even the biggest Staples aficionado. The notes are by acknowledged Stax expert Rob Bowman, who interviewed Mavis especially for this project. Rob has also drawn on the library of interviews he conducted in the course of writing his book 'Soulsville U.S.A', and he has been able to thus include commentary from Pops Staples, Al Bell and others who played a vital part in establishing the long career of this amazing group. A Family Affair has been a couple of years in the making, and the end product more than justifies the long wait. By Tony Rounce/Ace Records

::TRACKLISTING::

Disc: 1
1. Hammer & Nails
2. Nobody's Fault But Mine
3. Too Close
4. Uncloudy Day
5. Won't You Sit Down (Sit Down Servant)
6. I Wish I Had Answered
7. Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
8. Swing Low
9. This May Be The Last Time
10. For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)
11. Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw
12. Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
13. It's Been A Change
14. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
15. Ghetto
16. Long Walk To Dc
17. God Bless The Children
18. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
19. Gardener
20. When We Will We Paid
21. Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
22. John Henry
23. You're Gonna Make Me Cry
24. Solon Bushi (Japanese Fold Song)

Disc: 2
1. This World - The Staple Singers
2. I Have Learned To Do Without You (Mavis Staples) - The Staple Singers
3. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
4. Trying Times (Pops Staples) - The Staple Singers
5. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha Na Boom Boom) - The Staple Singers
6. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
7. You've Got To Earn It - The Staple Singers
8. Only Time You Say You Love Me (Mavis Staples) - The Staple Singers
9. Oh La De Da - The Staple Singers
10. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - The Staple Singers
11. City In The Sky - The Staple Singers
12. I Got To Be Myself - The Staple Singers
13. Touch A Hand, Make A Friend - The Staple Singers
14. Trippin' On Your Love (Mavis Staples) - The Staple Singers
15. Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers
16. New Orleans - The Staple Singers
17. Love Me, Love Me, Love Me - The Staple Singers
18. I Honestly Love You - The Staple Singers
19. Slippery People - The Staple Singers
20. H-A-T-E (Don't People Love Here Anymore) - The Staple Singers

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