Peace To The Neighborhood/Father, Father

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This Acadia Records release combines Pop Staples' two solo albums, 1992's Peace to the Neighborhood and 1994's Father Father, on one two-disc set. Both albums were recorded when Staples was well into his seventies, so his voice wasn't quite what it used to be, having been reduced to a Curtis Mayfield-like quaver, but that isn't really a drawback since it gives these tracks an immediate and delicate intimacy. Coupled with his patented reverb-laced guitar playing, Staples wonderfully blurs the line between what is secular and what is sacred on cuts like "World in Motion," "Hope in a Hopeless World," and the stunningly atmospheric "Down in Mississippi," further perfecting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This Acadia Records release combines Pop Staples' two solo albums, 1992's Peace to the Neighborhood and 1994's Father Father, on one two-disc set. Both albums were recorded when Staples was well into his seventies, so his voice wasn't quite what it used to be, having been reduced to a Curtis Mayfield-like quaver, but that isn't really a drawback since it gives these tracks an immediate and delicate intimacy. Coupled with his patented reverb-laced guitar playing, Staples wonderfully blurs the line between what is secular and what is sacred on cuts like "World in Motion," "Hope in a Hopeless World," and the stunningly atmospheric "Down in Mississippi," further perfecting the gospel, blues and R&B hybrid he had been delivering all of his career, giving it that trademark Pop Staples swampy funk feel. Placing these two albums together is a no-brainer, since both work with the same elements, combing Saturday night rhythms with Sunday morning sentiments until the line between them is all but erased.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Label: Acadia Records
  • UPC: 805772812321
  • Catalog Number: 8123

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roebuck "Pops" Staples Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jackson Browne Guitar, Vocals
Ry Cooder Guitar
Bonnie Raitt Guitar, Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Billy Beck Organ, Piano
Thomas Bingham Guitar
Bertram Brown Vocals, Background Vocals
Debra Dobkin Percussion
Terry Evans Vocals
William "Bill" Greene Vocals
Hank (Henry Dog) Guaglianone Drums
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Jackie Johnson Vocals
Andrew Love Saxophone
Buell Neidlinger Bass
Milton Price Bass
Jacquelyn Reddick Vocals
James Robertson Drums
Erik Scott Bass
Lester Snell Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Mavis Staples Vocals, Background Vocals
Dwyane Thomas Bass
Marvell Thomas Keyboards
Michael Toles Guitar
Myra Walker Piano, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller Vocals
Ernie Garner Electric Piano
Yvonne Staples Vocals, Background Vocals
Cleotha Staples Vocals, Background Vocals
Rick Brown Percussion
William "Billy" Brown Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Potts Drums
Technical Credits
Jackson Browne Composer, Producer
Ry Cooder Producer
Bob Dylan Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Bonnie Raitt Producer
Willie Mitchell Producer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples Arranger, Composer, Producer
Kavichandran Alexander Engineer
Homer Banks Composer
Billy Beck Composer
Chris Blair Mastering
Gary Brandt Engineer
Harry Brotman Producer, Engineer
Ed Cherney Producer, Engineer
Paul Dieter Engineer
Craig Doerge Composer
Terry Evans Composer
David Hidalgo Composer
Phil Roy Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Kevin Smith Engineer
Mavis Staples Producer
Alan Yoshida Mastering
John Wooler Producer
Eric Scott Composer
Mike Kappus Executive Producer
Rick Brown Programming, Producer, Engineer
Traditional Composer
William "Billy" Brown Engineer
Louis "Chickie" Perez Composer
Bob Theil Composer
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