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Stax Profiles: The Staple Singers


Download links and information about Stax Profiles: The Staple Singers by The Staple Singers. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Gospel genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 55:42 minutes.

Artist: The Staple Singers
Release date: 2006
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Gospel
Tracks: 14
Duration: 55:42
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No. Title Length
1. I'll Take You There 4:44
2. Respect Yourself 4:54
3. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) 4:29
4. Be What You Are 5:00
5. Are You Sure 4:27
6. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom) 3:08
7. Oh la de Da 4:57
8. Touch a Hand (Make a Friend) 3:59
9. You've Got to Earn It 3:31
10. Everyday People 3:26
11. My Main Man 2:12
12. City In the Sky 3:53
13. Long Walk to D.C. 2:30
14. The Weight 4:32



Throughout the distinct phases of their recording career, from straight rhythmic gospel to Civil Rights protest anthems, to what might be called soul folk to the funky grit of their Stax years, the Staple Singers always delivered songs that said something, and even when the grooves of songs like 1971's "Respect Yourself" or 1972's reggae-tinged "I'll Take You There" were sending people to the dancefloors, the lyrics were hopeful, message-driven missives of support for a better self, a better community, and a better world. Stax Profiles is a fine anthology which collects tracks recorded between 1968 and 1975 during the Staple Singers productive stay at Stax Records, and includes both "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There," as well as the powerful "City in the Sky," "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend," "Are You Sure," with its brilliantly staggered vocals, and the Steve Cropper produced "Long Walk to D.C." There isn't a single lame track here, and while there are lengthier collections of the Staple Singers' Stax years on the market, this one has a wonderful flow.