The Staple Singers The Staple Singers [Expanded Edition]
- Released: July 24, 2012
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: Soulmusic.Com
- 1.Are You Ready?
- 2.Life During Wartime
- 3.Nobody Can Make It On Their Own
- 4.Back To The War
- 5.Reason To Love
- 6.We Stand Together
- 7.Start Walking
- 8.Love Works In Strange Ways
- 9.Are You Ready? (Us Private I Single)
- 10.Are You Ready? (Extended Dance Mix)
- 11.Are You Ready? (Dub Mix)
The Staple Singers: Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples; Yvonne Staples (vocals); Roebuck "Pops" Staples (vocals, guitar).
Additional personnel: Terry Manning, The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The Bar-Kays.
Recorded in 1970.
The Staples' first album produced by Al Bell and recorded in Muscle Shoals hit the winning formula. Other changes saw Pervis Staples departing just before the album was recorded and being replaced by sister Yvonne Staples. Everything was now in place for the Staples' golden years. Three songs, "Heavy Makes You Happy," "Love Is Plentiful," and "You've Got to Earn It," all charted. ~ Rob Bowman
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