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Thursday, January 13, 2011
STAPLE SINGERS - POWER OF LOVE
Showcasing the incredible, brassy vocals of Mavis Staples and (her father) Pops Staples' super groovy guitar slinging, this nearly forgotten number was recorded a few years before the family band moved to Stax records and began cutting some serious hits. This record was also cut when the band had made the switch from gospel to secular music, although the church never left their music, and the "testimonial" feel is in full swing with this song, and the socially conscious lyrics of unification are still inspiring to this day.