Staple Singers var en amerikansk gospel-, soul- och R&B- sånggrupp. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000) bildade gruppen tillsammans med sina barn Cleotha (1934–2013)[1], Pervis (1935–) och Mavis (1939–). Yvonne (1937–2018)[2][3] ersatte brodern Pervis då han ryckte in i den amerikanska armén, och även 1970. Gruppen är mest känd för låtarna "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There", "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)" och "Let's Do It Again, som de hade hits med under 1970-talet. Trots att deras familjenamn är Staples, använde gruppen "Staple" kommersiellt.

The Staple Singers
Staple Singers on Soul Train.jpg
The Staple Singers i TV-programmet Soul Train med programledaren Don Cornelius, 1974.
BakgrundChicago, Illinois
United States
GenrerSoul, blues, funk, R&B, gospel, pop
År som aktiva1948–94
SkivbolagUnited, Vee-Jay, Checker, Riverside, Stax, Epic, Columbia, Discos CBS, CBS Records, American Recording Company, Curtom, United Artists, WEA, Warner Bros., Atlantic, Sony Music
ArtistsamarbetenCurtis Mayfield, Steve Cropper, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Ross Singers, The Band
Tidigare medlemmar
Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Cleotha Staples
Mavis Staples
Pervis Staples
Yvonne Staples

DiskografiRedigera

Tidiga albumRedigera

  • Uncloudy Day (Vee-Jay, 1959)
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Vee Jay 1961)
  • Gospel Program (Epic 1961)
  • Hammers and Nails (Epic 1962)
  • Great Day (Epic 1963)
  • 25th Day of December (Epic 1963)
  • Spirituals (Epic 1965)
  • Amen! (Epic 1965)
  • Freedom Highway (Epic 1965)
  • Pray On (Epic 1966)
  • Why (Epic 1966)
  • This Little Light (Epic 1966)
  • For What It's Worth (Epic 1967)
  • What the World Needs Now Is Love (Epic 1968)
  • Soul Folk in Action (Stax 1968)
  • We'll Get Over (Stax 1970)

Källa: [4]

Album på topplistorRedigera

År Titel Högsta listplacering Skivbolag
USA USA

R&B

KAN
1971 The Staple Swingers 117 9 - Stax
1972 Be Altitude: Respect Yourself 19 3 72
1973 Be What You Are 102 13 -
1974 City in the Sky 125 13 -
1975 Let's Do It Again 20 1 87 Curtom
1976 Pass It On 155 20 - Warner Bros.
1977 Family Tree - 58 -
1978 Unlock Your Mind - 34 -
1984 Turning Point - 43 - Private I
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Singlar på topplistorRedigera

År Titel Högsta listplacering
US
US
R&B

CAN
UK
1967 "Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)" 95
"For What It's Worth" 66
1970 "Love Is Plentiful" 31
1971 "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)" 27 6 60
"You've Got to Earn It" 97 11
"Respect Yourself" 12 2 17
1972 "I'll Take You There" 1 1 21 20
"This World" 38 6 85
1973 "Oh La De Da" 33 4
"Be What You Are" 66 18
"If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)" 9 1 79 27
1974 "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend" 23 3 33
"City in the Sky" 79 4
"My Main Man" 76 18
1975 "Let's Do It Again" 1 1 7
1976 "New Orleans" 70 4 84
"Love Me, Love Me, Love Me" 11
1977 "Sweeter Than the Sweet" 52
"See a Little Further (Than My Bed)" 77
1978 "I Honestly Love You" 68
"Unlock Your Mind" 16
1979 "Chica Boom" 82
1984 "H-A-T-E (Don't Live Here Anymore)" 46
"Slippery People" 109 22
"This Is Our Night" 50
1985 "Are You Ready?" 39
"Nobody Can Make It on Their Own" 89
"-" anger singlar som inte platsat på topplistan, eller ej släppts.

ReferenserRedigera

  1. ^ Cleotha Staples Obituary legacy.com accessdate July 20, 2018
  2. ^ . https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/obituaries/yvonne-staples-singers.html. 
  3. ^ . https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/yvonne-staples-of-the-staples-singers-dies-at-80/. 
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, p. 3105 0857125958 Colin Larkin - 2011.