CD The Staple Swingers [025218857321] (CD 198295),
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The Staple Swingers [025218857321]

  • 1. This Is a Perfect World
    2. What's Your Thing
    3. You've Got to Earn It
    4. You're Gonna Make Me Cry
    5. Little Boy
    6. How Do You Move a Mountain
    7. Almost
    8. I'm a Lover
    9. Love Is Plentiful
    10. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
    11. I Like the Things About You
    12. Give a Hand, Take a Hand
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SCD-8573-2

  • Credits
    ProducerAl Bell
    EngineerJimmy "BeBop" Evans; Larry Hamby; Terry Manning

    The Staple Singers: Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples; Yvonne Staples (vocals); Roebuck "Pops" Staples (vocals, guitar).
    Additional personnel: Terry Manning, The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The Bar-Kays.
    Recorded in 1970.
    Personnel: Terry Manning (guitar, harmonica, melodica, vibraphone); The Memphis Symphony Orchestra (strings, horns).
    Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
    Audio Remixer: Terry Manning.
    Recording information: Ardent Recording Studio, Memphis; Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, AL.
    Photographer: Joel Brodsky.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Larry Shaw; Cleotha Staples; Yvonne Staples; Mavis Staples; The Memphis Symphony Orchestra; Roebuck "Pops" Staples; Terry Manning; The Bar-Kays.
    Arrangers: Dale Warren; The Bar-Kays.
    The Staples' first album produced by Al Bell and recorded in Muscle Shoals hit the winning formula. Other changes saw Pervis Staples departing just before the album was recorded and being replaced by sister Yvonne Staples. Everything was now in place for the Staples' golden years. Three songs, "Heavy Makes You Happy," "Love Is Plentiful," and "You've Got to Earn It," all charted. ~ Rob Bowman

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