Be What You Are (Pops) 1973
What comes from the heart reaches the heart Staples singers’ family motto and a good one for Gospel and Soul music.
They were very popular at the Blue Note – much more so than at the Twisted Wheel. The Blue Note played all the above tracks including the Civil Rights LP track Long Walk To DC and the fantastic interpretation of Dionne Warwick’s A House Is Not a Home had a new dimension added when Mavis sung it. From Chicago – they were a real family.
1968 they moved to Stax. They were produced by Steve Cropper and recorded with by Booker T and the MG’s. Tom Bell moved them to Muscle Shoals, were most of their greatest recordings were made.
JAMMED TOGETHER: Steve Cropper – Pops Staples – Albert King: If you don’t have this CD you should- its’ one of the grooviest instrumentals ever.
Freedom Highway – The Staples Singers
For What Its Worth – The Staples Singers
Come Go With Me – The Staples Singers