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The Staple Singers were one of gospel music's most unique and best-known family groups. Thanks to leading lady Mavis Staples powerhouse of a voice, they went on to have soul chart success in the 1970's with hits such as I'll Take You There. This, however, is a different sound. Beauty and soul laid bare. Taking influences from contemporaries such as Charley Patton, Roebuck "Pops" Staples combined his love of the blues and gospel to create a family gospel group so unique they were often mocked. Replacing the traditional piano accompaniment of gospel with his unashamedly bluesy, highly reverbed Mississippi cotton-patch electric guitar and sharing lead vocals with his 14-year-old daughter Mavis, "Pops" and the family became an influence on artists such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent and The Band. This 16-track LP shines a light on "Pops" and his family's early years, featuring singles and album tracks from a time before they had their soul chart successes. A time that needs to be remembered, listened to, and adored.
The Staple Singers were one of gospel music's most unique and best-known family groups. Thanks to leading lady Mavis Staples powerhouse of a voice, they went on to have soul chart success in the 1970's with hits such as I'll Take You There. This, however, is a different sound. Beauty and soul laid bare. Taking influences from contemporaries such as Charley Patton, Roebuck "Pops" Staples combined his love of the blues and gospel to create a family gospel group so unique they were often mocked. Replacing the traditional piano accompaniment of gospel with his unashamedly bluesy, highly reverbed Mississippi cotton-patch electric guitar and sharing lead vocals with his 14-year-old daughter Mavis, "Pops" and the family became an influence on artists such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent and The Band. This 16-track LP shines a light on "Pops" and his family's early years, featuring singles and album tracks from a time before they had their soul chart successes. A time that needs to be remembered, listened to, and adored.
824046162429

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 09/08/2023
UPC: 824046162429

Songs For An Uncloudy Day
Artist: Staple Singers
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $26.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. It Rained Children
2. Uncloudy Day
3. Help Me Jesus
4. Going Away
5. Tell Heaven
6. I Just Can't Keep It To Myself
7. This May Be The Last Time
8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
9. Pray On
10. Don't Knock
11. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
12. I'm So Glad
13. Stand By Me
14. Hammer And Nails
15. Great Day
16. New-Born Sou

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The Staple Singers were one of gospel music's most unique and best-known family groups. Thanks to leading lady Mavis Staples powerhouse of a voice, they went on to have soul chart success in the 1970's with hits such as I'll Take You There. This, however, is a different sound. Beauty and soul laid bare. Taking influences from contemporaries such as Charley Patton, Roebuck "Pops" Staples combined his love of the blues and gospel to create a family gospel group so unique they were often mocked. Replacing the traditional piano accompaniment of gospel with his unashamedly bluesy, highly reverbed Mississippi cotton-patch electric guitar and sharing lead vocals with his 14-year-old daughter Mavis, "Pops" and the family became an influence on artists such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent and The Band. This 16-track LP shines a light on "Pops" and his family's early years, featuring singles and album tracks from a time before they had their soul chart successes. A time that needs to be remembered, listened to, and adored.
        
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