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Thursday, January 13, 2011


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.

from 1968...


Holly said...

This is new to me, & I love it! Thank you.

BoyRed said...

Bloody Marvellous and to think at 70 she still sounds as good