Soul Sundays: The Staple Singers

My lovely wife and I have taken to listening to nothing but soul and Motown on weekend mornings so I thought I’d start throwing some of our favs around here too. We’ll begin with The Staple Singers. Son and daughter group under the tutelage of Pops Staples, they released a couple records with the Epic label before signing with the legendary Stax crew. They had Booker T and the MGs as a backing band for their first two albums before replacing both them and son Pervis with sister Yvonne. They continued making music into the 90’s recording both originals and covers, including The Band’s The Weight and, oddly, The Talking Heads’ Slippery People. A couple of originals below though, 1970’s When Will We Be Paid and 1967’s Why(Am I Treated So Bad).

 

 

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