The Staple Singers



The Staples family, made of Roebuck "Pops", Pervis, Cleotha and Mavis originated from Mississippi but were established in Chicago before coming to Memphis in 1968, having recorded gospel on United, Vee-Jay, Riverside and Epic. It's Al Bell himself who signed them. Pops Staples died December 19th, 2000, Cleotha on February 21st, 2013.



Stax 0007 : Long Walk To D.C. / Stay With Us
Stax 0019 : The Ghetto / Got To Be Some Changes Made
Stax 0031 : (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Top Of The Mountain
Stax 0039 : The Challenge / The Gardener
Stax 0052 : When Will We Be Paid / Tend To your Own Business
Stax 0066 : Give A Damn / God Bless The Children
Stax 0074 : Brand new Day / God Bless The Children
Stax 0083 : Love Is Plentiful / Heavy Makes You Happy
Stax 0084 : Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas / Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas (inst.)
Stax 0093 : You've Got To Earn It / I'm A Loser
Stax 0104 : Respect Yourself / You're Gonna Make Me Cry
Stax 0125 : I'll Take You There / I'm Just Another Soldier
Stax 0137 : This World / Are You Sure
Stax 0156 : Oh La De Da / We The People
Stax 0164 : Be What You Are / I Like The Things About Me
Stax 0179 : If You're Ready / Love Comes In All Colors
Stax 0196 : Touch A Hand, Make A Friend / Tellin' Lies
Stax 0215 : City In The Sky / That's What Friends Are For
Stax 0227 : My Main Man / Who Made The Man
Stax 0248 : Back Road Into Town / My Main Man
Stax 0255 : I Got To Be Myself /


SOUL FOLKS IN ACTION - Stax 2004 : We've Got To Get Ourselves Together/(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay/Top Of The Mountain/Slow Train/The Weight//Long Walk To D.C./Got To Be Some Changes Made/The Ghetto/People My People/I See It/This Year .  (reissued on CD)

WE'LL GET OVER - Stax 2016 : We'll Get Over/Give A Damn/Everyday People/The End Of Our Road/Tend To Your Own Business/Solon Bushi (Japanese Folk Song)//The Challenge/God Bless The Children/Games People Play/A Wednesday In Your Garden/The Gardener/When Do I Get Paid.  (reissued on CD)

LOVE IS PLENTIFUL - Stax 2034 : This Is A Perfect World/What's Your Thing/You've Got To Earn It/You're Gonna Make Me Cry/Little Boy/How Do You Move A Mountain//Almost/I'm A Lover/Love Is Plentiful/Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na Boom Boom)/I Like The Things About You/Give A Hand-Take A Hand.  (reissued on CD)

BE ALTITUDE : RESPECT YOURSELF - Stax 3002 : This World/Respect Yourself/Name The Missing Word/I'll Take You There/This Old Town (People In This Town)//We The People/Are Your Sure/Who Do You Think You Are?/I'm Just Another Soldier/Who.  (reissued on CD)

BE WHAT YOU ARE - Stax 3015 : Be What You Are/If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)/Love Comes In All Colors/Tellin' Lies/Touch A Hand Make A Friend/Drown Yourself//I Ain't Raisin' No Sand/Grandma's Hands/Bridges Instead Of Walls/I'm On Your Side/That's What Friends Are For/Heaven.  (reissued on CD)

CITY IN THE SKY - Stax 5515 : Back Road Into Town/City In The Sky/There Is A God/Something Ain't Right/My Main Man/Today Was Tomorrow Yesterday//Blood Pressure/Who Made The Man/If It Ain't One Thing It's Another/Washington We're Watching You/Getting Too Big For Your Britches.  (reissued on CD)

BEST OF THE STAPLE SINGERS - Stax 5523 : Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na Boom Boom)/Respect Yourself/You've Got To Earn It/I'll Take You There/Long Walk To D.C.//If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)/Be What You Are/Oh La De Da (live)/You're Gonna Make Me Cry/Touch A Hand Make A Friend.

ULTIMATE STAPLE SINGERS - ACE (UK) CDKEN2 240 (double CD) : Hammer And Nails / Nobody's Fault But Mine / Too Close / Uncloudy Day / Won't You Sit Down (Sit Down Servant) / I Wish I Had Answered / A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall / Swing Low / This May Be The Last Time / For What It's Worth / Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw / Why (Am I Treated So Bad) / It's Been A Change / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / The Ghetto / Long Walk To Dc / God Bless The Children / (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / The Gardener / When Will We Be Paid For The Work We Did / Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas / John Henry - Pops Staples / You're Gonna Make Me Cry / Solon Bushi // This World / I Have Learned To Do Without You / The Only Time You Ever Say You Love Me / Trippin' On Your Love - Mavis Staples / Respect Yourself / Tryin' Time - Pops Staples / Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha Na Boom Boom) / I'll Take You There / You've Got To Earn It / Oh La De Da / If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) / City In The Sky / I Got To Be Myself / Touch A Hand, Make A Friend / Let's Do It Again / New Orleans / Love Me, Love Me, Love Me / I Honestly Love You / Slippery People / H-A-T-E (Don't Live Here Any More).

NB : See also various singles and albums with Mavis Staples, Pop Staples, Roebuck "Pops" Staples.