Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
Tony Reedus
An Online Community of Jazz Music Lovers
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Traditional Jazz & Ragtime

The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984

The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 by Staple Singers at Tony Reedus. MPN: CDKEND2240. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. (2-CD set) In a career that spanned four decades, Pops, Mavis, Pervis (later replaced by Yvonne) and Cleotha Staples made a lot of remarkable

Product Description

(2-CD set) In a career that spanned four decades, Pops, Mavis, Pervis (later replaced by Yvonne) and Cleotha Staples made a lot of remarkable recordings. Happily the majority of these have remained in print, in one form or another, virtually since they were first issued. However, the group recorded for several labels in that time, and thus it's been the case to date that anyone wanting to build a definitive 'Best Of The Staple Singers' collection would have to buy at least five CDs, maybe more, in an attempt to piece together such a thing.

Not any more, thankfully. Ace is now delighted to present the first-ever Staple Singers retrospective that covers virtually their entire recording career as a group, from 1953 to 1984. In the course of 155-plus minutes playing time, A FAMILY AFFAIR takes in repertoire from United, Vee-Jay, Riverside, Vanguard, Epic, Stax, Curtom, Warner Brothers and Private I.

The Staple Singers made their first recordings as a group in the early 1950s, and their final ones together in the mid 1980s. The set presents the best of them in a way that allows the listener a chance to experience the growth and diversification of the Staples as both a group, and as individual vocalists. Not that they ever had much growing to do as singers - when you hear the 15 year old Mavis bursting to cut loose on Won't You Sit Down you will hear that her style is already almost fully formed. However, as well as hearing some great singing it's interesting to study the development of a diverse repertoire that, along the way, incorporates the influences of Blind Willie Johnson, Stephen Stills, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, reggae, Curtis Mayfield and Talking Heads and that still comes out sounding like the Staple Singers, and only the Staple Singers.

As well as first-tier repertoire from beginning to end, A Family Affair boasts a dazzling array of rare label shots, photographs, posters and sheet music, a lot of which will be unfamiliar at best to even the biggest Staples aficionado. The notes are by acknowledged Stax expert Rob Bowman, who interviewed Mavis especially for this project. Rob has also drawn on the library of interviews he conducted in the course of writing his book 'Soulsville U.S.A', and he has been able to thus include commentary from Pops Staples, Al Bell and others who played a vital part in establishing the long career of this amazing group. A Family Affair has been a couple of years in the making, and the end product more than justifies the long wait.

By Tony Rounce/Ace Records

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Kent Records UK
Brand:Staple Singers
Part Number:CDKEND2240
Publisher:Kent Records UK
Studio:Kent Records UK
Item Weight:0.29 pounds
Item Size:4.96 x 0.43 x 0.43 inches
Package Weight:0.18 pounds
Package Size:4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches

The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984 by Staple Singers

Buy Now:
The Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955-1984

Brand: Staple Singers
4.2 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock




Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?

If you have any questions about this product by Staple Singers, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers

Artistry In Rhythm - Stan Kenton
By Avid Jazz
mpn: CDAMSC912, ean: 5022810191223,

Nothing But the Best
By Warner Music
mpn: 0081227993313, ean: 0081227993313,

Wislawa [2 CD]
ean: 0602537137725,
Like his early hero Miles Davis, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko has a gift for shaping great bands, and this one, formed in the worlds jazz capital, overflows with promise. The bass and drums team of Thomas Morgan and Gerald Cleaver is one of the mos...

Very Best of
By Emi Gold Imports
mpn: WA-12334476, ean: 0094639603428,
Slipcase version. 2007 three CD collection that spans four decades of recordings for Capitol Records, taken from 34 original albums and showcases Nancy's amazing versatility. Diva Nancy Wilson was among contemporary music's most stylish and sultry vo...

Dark Eyes
By Ecm
mpn: 6011513, ean: 0602527112664,
Tomasz Stanko s smouldering Slavic soul music and grainy-toned trumpet finds a new context on Dark Eyes, and his latest ensemble pools young, players from the North of Europe. He welcomes two prodigiously gifted Finns into his group, pianist Alexi Tu...

Songs That Got Us Through WWII
mpn: CDRN70960, ean: 0797706982241,
A collection of the most popular music relating to the Big One, featuring many of the 1940s' most popular artists....

Quiet Nights
By Somerset Entertainment
mpn: 6 3 01793110, ean: 0602517931107,
Limited edition pressing of the 2009 album from the Jazz/Pop vocalist and pianist including two bonus tracks. Diana Krall's 12th album, Quiet Nights, is an intimate recording of ballads and Bossa Novas from the team that brought you her best-selling ...

Billy Remembers Billie
By Verve
ean: 0602498648827,
"Billy" is Billy Crystal, whose uncle Milt Gabler produced many of Holiday's most unforgettable '40s recordings. Billy's 15 favorites make for a sublime Billie Holiday collection: My Old Flame; Fine and Mellow; God Bless the Child; Strange Fruit; Yes...

Anita O'Day's Finest Hour
By Anita
mpn: 6 3 05436002, ean: 0731454360029,

After Midnight - The Complete Session (Remaster)
mpn: PPANW782, ean: 5060149620236,

Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2019 - tonyreedus.com. All Rights Reserved.