Stax Profiles

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Throughout the distinct phases of their recording career, from straight rhythmic gospel to Civil Rights protest anthems, to what might be called soul folk to the funky grit of their Stax years, the Staple Singers always delivered songs that said something, and even when the grooves of songs like 1971's "Respect Yourself" or 1972's reggae-tinged "I'll Take You There" were sending people to the dancefloors, the lyrics were hopeful, message-driven missives of support for a better self, a better community, and a better world. Stax Profiles is a fine anthology which collects tracks recorded between 1968 and 1975 during the Staple Singers productive stay at Stax Records, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Throughout the distinct phases of their recording career, from straight rhythmic gospel to Civil Rights protest anthems, to what might be called soul folk to the funky grit of their Stax years, the Staple Singers always delivered songs that said something, and even when the grooves of songs like 1971's "Respect Yourself" or 1972's reggae-tinged "I'll Take You There" were sending people to the dancefloors, the lyrics were hopeful, message-driven missives of support for a better self, a better community, and a better world. Stax Profiles is a fine anthology which collects tracks recorded between 1968 and 1975 during the Staple Singers productive stay at Stax Records, and includes both "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There," as well as the powerful "City in the Sky," "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend," "Are You Sure," with its brilliantly staggered vocals, and the Steve Cropper produced "Long Walk to D.C." There isn't a single lame track here, and while there are lengthier collections of the Staple Singers' Stax years on the market, this one has a wonderful flow.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2006
  • Label: Stax
  • UPC: 025218862424
  • Catalog Number: 8624
  • Sales rank: 51,087

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Staple Singers Primary Artist
Steve Cropper Guitar
The Memphis Horns Track Performer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples Guitar, Vocals
Joe Arnold Track Performer
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass, Bass Guitar
Roger Hawkins Drums
Eddie Hinton Guitar
David Hood Bass
Clayton Ivey Organ
Wayne Jackson Track Performer
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Andrew Love Track Performer
Mavis Staples Vocals
Marvell Thomas Keyboards
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Pervis Staples Vocals
Yvonne Staples Vocals
Cleotha Staples Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Cropper Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Luther Ingram Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Al Bell Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Sir Mack Rice Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Phillip Mitchell Composer
Rob Bowman Liner Notes
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Alvertis Isbell Composer
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