STAPLE SINGERS / ”I’ll Take You There”

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3 Responses to “STAPLE SINGERS / ”I’ll Take You There””

Rudy Says:
December 24th, 2006 at 7:04 am

I’ve always been fond of Mavis. She not only had a wonderful sultry voice, but, my god, she was beautiful, too and they all had those well-groomed ‘fros. They, this family group, took the Word to the people and they did it looking good and fresh. They were as much a part of the Movement as Trane, Shepp and other jazz artists that Baraka brought to our attention. Too little has been written to follow up on Askia Muhammad Toure’s essay “Keep on Pushing: Rhythm and Blues as a Weapon,” initially published in Liberator magazine in 1965 and later in Black Nationalism in America (1970) edited by John Bracey, Jr. and August Meier. In short, they too should be viewed as BAM artists, in the same way that we usually see Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin as part of the popular avant-garde. As Nikki Giovanni said on her record of the period such artists made Motown change their style as well as their tunes. — Rudy

rich Says:
December 25th, 2006 at 10:18 pm

A beautiful choice for Xmas time – the uplifting, reflective quality of the Staples’ vocal harmonies and grooves is just right for this time of year. (Credit where its due for the country rock fans – I think that ‘The Weight’ was written by Robbie Robertrson…himself a huge Staples fan)

          You Are Right         

Words and music by Robbie Robinson. My bad.




Gene Says:
November 26th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

what group rewrote I;ll Take you There?Around about 1994 are 1995 i think .

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