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Staple Swingers

LP (Item 20379) Stax, 1970 — Condition: Used
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4.80 11

The title's a bit of a joke, given the cover image – but it's also no lie either, as The Staple Singers are definitely swinging here – taking their gospel roots into a whole new direction in righteous soul, one that countless other acts would copy at the time! The music here is upbeat, romping, and often slightly psychedelic in inspiration – traces of Sly Stone or Norman Whitfield in the rhythms, and a nicely rumbling groove that features contributions from The Bar-Kays at a few key points. Instrumentation is heavy, but never too much to to overwhelm the vocals – and titles include the hit "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)", plus "What's Your Thing", "Almost", "How Do You Move A Mountain", "Little Boy", "I Like The Things About You", "I'm A Lover", "Give A Hand Take A Hand", and "You're Gonna Make Me Cry". (Original pressing, with some marker on both labels. Cover has light wear, some aging, splitting on the top and bottom seams, and a written marker across the front and back.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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