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The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair ()

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Considering what a long, popular, and respected career the Staple Singers had, it's surprising that there was no comprehensive compilation prior to this 2004 release that spanned their gospel and soul eras, from the 1950s to the 1980s. You can count on the Ace group of labels to do these things right, however, and this two-CD, 44-song set is a very good summary of their career highlights, even if it inevitably can't include all of their outstanding performances. All of their big soul hits are here, naturally, but what makes ...

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  1. Hammer and Nails
  2. Nobody's Fault But Mine
  3. Too Close
  4. Uncloudy Day
  5. Won't You Sit Down (Sit Down Servant)
  6. I Wish I Had Answered
  7. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  8. Swing Low
  9. This May Be the Last Time
  10. For What It's Worth
  11. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
  12. Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
  13. It's Been a Change
  14. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  15. The Ghetto
  16. Long Walk to D.C.
  17. God Bless the Children
  18. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
  19. The Gardener
  20. When Will We Be Paid for the Work We Did
  21. Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas
  22. John Henry
  23. You're Gonna Make Me Cry
  24. Solon Bushi
  25. This World
  26. I Have Learned to Do Without You
  27. Respect Yourself
  28. Trying Times
  29. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
  30. I'll Take You There
  31. You've Got to Earn It
  32. The Only Time You Ever Say You Love Me
  33. Oh la de Da
  34. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
  35. City in the Sky
  36. I Got to Be Myself
  37. Touch a Hand, Make a Friend
  38. Trippin' on Your Love
  39. Let's Do It Again
  40. New Orleans
  41. Love Me, Love Me, Love Me
  42. I Honestly Love You
  43. Slippery People
  44. H-A-T-E (Don't Live Here Any More)
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The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair
2004, Kent/Ace

UPC: 029667224024

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