Friday, July 22, 2011

Yeah Baby

Roebuck "Pop" Staples and his daughters - Mavis, Yvonne and Cleo - had been steadily building a cult following for their gospel and message songs when they teamed up with producer Al Bell and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section in 1970. Within a year they hit the top of the pop charts and their message reached around the world. This record is a chronicle of that amazing breakthrough period.     
(original sleeve notes)

I haven't been able to dislodge this from my fuzzy old head since Mondo's lopsided quiz this morning, so it's an inevitable post I'm afraid.
It's hardly rare or unheard, but at least here in a davyh vinyl rip, with that bass-high-up-in-the-mix sound that all Stax LPs seem to have.

School's out for summer!

I shall require a beverage.

The Staple Singers - 'I'll Take You There' (1972)


  1. I'll zip up the mystery tune next week. Guess what, there's some freestyle shindigging on 'I'll Take You There' brought to you by - guess who.

    Yes schools out - the last Mini Mondo left juniors today 'there seems to be a lot of hayfever about today' was the cry..

  2. Bless! It's a Big Life Event for sure.

    That woman NEEDS HELP.

  3. Quiet tonight. Bugger. And I told Mills there'd be a party. How embarrassing. Maybe they're all at the pub *re-arranges Cheezy Wotzits, checks wine in fridge*

  4. Evening Mr H.

    Took a rather fine train journey to Aberdeen and back today, not long in.

    Now that is a tune to start the weekend.

    I have a craving for cider but I guess Tanquery will have to do.

    Pub, I should be so lucky, lucky, etc

    wv - perte

  5. 'tis quiet tonight Davy, maybe they are all watching the film about Lemmy on BBC4

  6. It was the evening of the last day of the summer term and the evening of the last day of the summer term is always unpleasant. Don't know why, just one of those things. So I wasn't in much of a party mood, sorry. Nice song. The wotzits might be a bit soggy but the wine'll keep. If you kept any.

  7. No, but there's some advocaat in the cupboard fron Christmas 1975 if you fancy it.

  8. Recently back from 3rd long weekend away in a row (Sidmouth - Glasto - Exmouth). And away on business this week coming too - I've forgotten what it's like to post.

    This Staples song was one of my earliest owned soul singles. Used to play it over and over again on the old Elizabethan Pop Ten. A great record.


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