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Staple Singers Collection 1953-62 (3CD)

Staple Singers Collection 1953-62 (3CD)

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The Staple Singers are one of the most celebrated and respected groups to have graced the gospel landscape in the post-war era, their music transcending the boundaries of the genres so that they became equally successful and admired across gospel, soul and R&B in a career that spanned six decades. The patriarch of the Staples family, Roebuck Pops Staples, formed the group in Chicago with his children Cliotha, Pervis and Mavis, in 1948 when Mavis was just nine years old, and by 1952 they had signed their first recording deal with United. Over the next decade they recorded for various labels, most notably after United for Vee-Jay, Gospel and Riverside, their music already displaying a commercial bluesy edge which differentiated from much of the mainstream gospel of that era.

This 3-CD anthology brings together just about all the records they released on both singles and albums during that formative part of their career when the younger members were maturing and they were honing the style which would bring them classic R&B and pop hits in subsequent decades. As well as the A and B sides of their singles, including one or two on lesser known labels, it includes all the tracks from their albums during that era albums Uncloudy Day, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Swing Low, Gospel Program and Hammer & Nails. Its a marvellous introduction to the group at the start of their glittering career.
 
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 It Rained Children The Staple Singers
2 Won't You Sit Down The Staple Singers
3 If I Could Hear My Mother Pray The Staple Singers
4 God's Wonderful Love The Staple Singers
5 Uncloudy Day The Staple Singers
6 I Know I Got Religion The Staple Singers
7 Let Me Ride The Staple Singers
8 I'm Coming Home The Staple Singers
9 Help Me Jesus The Staple Singers
10 I Had A Dream The Staple Singers
11 Since He Lightened My Heavy Load The Staple Singers
12 Low Is The Way The Staple Singers
13 On My Way To Heaven The Staple Singers
14 I'm Leaning The Staple Singers
15 Going Away The Staple Singers
16 So Soon The Staple Singers
17 Downward Road The Staple Singers
18 Sit Down The Staple Singers
19 Tell Heaven The Staple Singers
20 Revive Us Again The Staple Singers
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 It's Gonna Rain The Staple Singers
2 I Just Can't Keep It To Myself The Staple Singers
3 This May Be The Last Time The Staple Singers
4 This Same Jesus The Staple Singers
5 Will The Circle Be Unbroken The Staple Singers
6 Don't Drive Me Away The Staple Singers
7 Pray On The Staple Singers
8 Too Close The Staple Singers
9 Come On Up In Glory The Staple Singers
10 Somebody Saved Me The Staple Singers
11 Let's Go Home The Staple Singers
12 Don't Knock The Staple Singers
13 I've Been Scorned The Staple Singers
14 Swing Low Sweet Chariot The Staple Singers
15 Sit Down Servant The Staple Singers
16 I'm So Glad The Staple Singers
17 Born In Bethlehem The Staple Singers
18 Stand By Me The Staple Singers
19 Two Wings The Staple Singers
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Calling Me The Staple Singers
2 Day Is Passed And Gone The Staple Singers
3 Good News The Staple Singers
4 Hammer And Nails The Staple Singers
5 Gloryland The Staple Singers
6 Everybody Will Be Happy The Staple Singers
7 Hear My Call, Here The Staple Singers
8 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen The Staple Singers
9 Great Day The Staple Singers
10 I'm Willin' (Part 1) The Staple Singers
11 I'm Willin' (Part 2) The Staple Singers
12 Do You Know Him? The Staple Singers
13 New-Born Soul The Staple Singers
14 A Dying Man's Plea The Staple Singers
15 New Home The Staple Singers
16 Gamblin' Man The Staple Singers
17 Use What You Got The Staple Singers
18 The Virgin Had One Son The Staple Singers
19 There Was A Star The Staple Singers
  • EAN:
    824046907327
  • Discs:
    3
  • Release:
    July 2018
  • Artist:
    Staple Singers
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9073
  • Weight:
    0.2kg