SOU-130559

Staple Singers , The Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day

8,26 €

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2 LPs ON 1 CD + 6 BONUS TRACKS

5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“The Staples fuse secular stylizations with passionate, deep harmonies, ascending into a near-mystical state of fervor.” - Downbeat magazine

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 (his tremolo-laden electric guitar lines created a haunting sound that was like no other) 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’ first two LPs, originally issued on the Vee Jay label: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (1961), and Uncloudy Day (1959). Both masterpieces have been packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 6 bonus tracks from the same period. These fabulous recordings helped define The Staple Singers as one Nof the all-time-great cornerstones of folk-rooted gospel & soul, as can be heard on such hits as Don’t Knock, Swing Down, Chariot, Let’s Go Home, and Will the Circle Be Unbroken, among many others.

THE STAPLE SINGERS:

ROEBUCK "POPS" STAPLES 
(electric guitar and vocals),
MAVIS STAPLES (lead vocals),
PURVIS STAPLES (tenor vocals),
CLEOTHA STAPLES (alto vocals).

Recorded between 1956 and 1961.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA & DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS:

SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT
01. I’M SO GLAD 2:16
02. SWING DOWN, CHARIOT 2:43
03. THE OLD LANDMARK 2:14
04. GOOD NEWS 2:40
05. EACH DAY 2:36
06. LET’S GO HOME 1:35
07. PRAY ON 2:48
08. HELP ME JESUS 2:44
09. GOING AWAY 2:00
10. DON’T KNOCK 2:29
11. SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT 3:00

UNCLOUDY DAY
12. UNCLOUDY DAY 3:03
13. LET ME RIDE 2:45
14. GOD’S WONDERFUL LOVE 2:45
15. I’M COMING HOME 2:38
16. IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER 2:53
17. LOW IS THE WAY 2:37
18. I HAD A DREAM 2:56
19. ON MY WAY TO HEAVEN 2:26
20. I’M LEANING 2:21
21. I KNOW I GOT RELIGION 2:29

BONUS TRACKS

22. WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN 2:52
23. THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME 2:06
24. HE’S ALRIGHT (Live) 3:31
25. GET RIGHT CHURCH (Live) 1:31
26. I’VE BEEN SCORNED 2:47
27. CALLING ME 3:23

TOTAL TIME: 70:04

Reference: SOU-130559
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600810
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028699216