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The Very Best of the Staple Singers [Stax] ()


Back in 1990, when the Fantasy Records conglomerate owned the Stax imprint, they issued a 16-cut Best of the Staple Singers. Fast forward to 2007 and the label, Fantasy and all its associated labels -- Riverside, Milestone, Prestige, etc -- are owned by Concord. This later issue of Very Best of the Staple Singers contains four more songs than the original Stax release but unfortunately, it doesn't entirely replicate it. First the positives: the sound has been dramatically improved. The remastering job captures the group ...

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  1. Long Walk to D.C.
  2. The Ghetto
  3. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
  4. When Will We Be Paid
  5. Brand New Day (Theme from the Landlord)
  6. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
  7. Love Is Plentiful
  8. Who Took the Merry out of Christmas
  9. You've Got to Earn It
  10. Respect Yourself
  11. I'll Take You There
  12. This World
  13. Oh La de Da
  14. Be What You Are
  15. If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)
  16. Touch a Hand, Make a Friend
  17. City in the Sky
  18. My Main Man/There Is a God
  19. Back Road into Town
  20. I Got to Be Myself
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