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