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The Staple Singers - Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day [CD]


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Cat. no: 3033
Format: CD
Barcode: 8435723701262
Release Date: 24 May 2024
Genre: Soul/R&B

2 albums on one CD + 6 bonus tracks includes a 16-page booklet

From Chicago, Illinois, The Staple Singers started blending gospel and R&B in 1948 - a combination considered profane in some quarters at the time. Driven by Roebuck "Pops" Staples' stark, Delta- infused guitar style awash in eerie reverb, and given a laser- like urgency by Mavis Staples' amazing singing, their early recordings are balanced right at the juncture between country-blues and gospel. 

This release features The Staples' frst two LPs on Chicago's Vee Jay Records: Swing Low Sweet Chariot(1961) and Uncloudy Day (1959).

*****Down Beat: "The Staples fuse secular stylizations with passionate, deep harmonies, ascending into a near-mystical state of fervour. Although not as well-known as their later recordings, The Staple Singers' early sides for Chicago's Vee Jay Records may well be their most powerful." - Steve Legget

Tracks: I'm So Glad / Swing Down, Chariot / The Old Landmark / Good News / Each Day / Let's Go Home / Pray On / Help Me Jesus / Going Away / Don't Knock / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Uncloudy Day / Let Me Ride / God's Wonderful Love / I'm Coming Home / If I Could Hear My Mother / Low Is The Way / I Had A Dream / On My Way To Heaven / I'm Leaning / I Know I Got Religion / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / This May Be The Last Time / He's Alright (Live) / Get Right Church (Live) / I've Been Scorned / Calling Me

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