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The Very Best of the Staple Singers [Stax]

  • 1. Long Walk to D.C.
    2. Ghetto, The
    3. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
    4. When Will We Be Paid
    5. Brand New Day (Theme from the Landlord)
    6. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
    7. Love Is Plentiful
    8. Who Took the Merry out of Christmas
    9. You've Got to Earn It
    10. Respect Yourself
    11. I'll Take You There
    12. This World
    13. Oh La de Da
    14. Be What You Are
    15. If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)
    16. Touch a Hand, Make a Friend
    17. City in the Sky
    18. My Main Man/There Is a God: My Main Man / There Is A God
    19. Back Road into Town
    20. I Got to Be Myself
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30295

  • Credits
    ProducerCheryl Pawelski (Compilation); Rob Bowman (Compilation)

    Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
    Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
    From Fantasy Records comes this 20-track retrospective that covers the entire ambit of the Staple Singers' career, heavy on their 1970s heyday classics like "I'll Take You There" and "Respect Yourself." All the tracks are 24-bit remastered, and the album includes liner notes by music historian Rob Bowman.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (Magazine) (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Mavis Staples's grittily sensual voice, lyrics that reflected the concerns of black America and the ace Muscle Shoals rhythms section made a potent team..."
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