The Staple Singers Freedom Highway
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- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- 2.Move Along Train
- 3.Are You Sure
- 4.Wade In The Water
- 5.If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
- 6.Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!
- 7.The Lord's Prayer
- 8.Jacob's Ladder
- 9.Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)
- 10.Praying Time
- 11.For What It's Worth
- 12.Hammer And Nails
- 13.Freedom Highway
- 14.What You Gonna Do?
- 15.Samson And Delilah
- 16.Nobody's Fault But Mine
- 17.Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw
- 18.This Train
In soulfulness, nuance, and the power and feeling in the performances, these classics equal anything else in the Staple catalogue.The vibe here is extremely laid back, with a weary-soul feel that brings to mind late-period Sly Stone. Pop Staples's groovy, slightly countrified guitar leads the family through soulful takes on favorites like "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and spirited numbers like the title track.
The R&B and funk influences that would dominate the group's chart-busting Stax tenure in the 1970s are evident here, but feel even more incisive when paired with a sanctified message. Listeners searching for the Staple Singers' 1965 Epic release entitled FREEDOM HIGHWAY should be forewarned that the 1991 reissue on Legacy includes only two tracks from original LP (the rest are from Epic sessions from the same time period).
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