The Best Of

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143496721
Cat No: NOT2CD672


There can be little doubt that the Staple Singers have become one of the most respected acts in the history of Black American music. They achieved this status by making exemplary recordings over a number of genres, beginning in the fifties within the Gospel field and moving on to further popularity during the folk movement of the early sixties, eventually making major gospel/soul records for Stax Records in the sixties and seventies. Far greater success was to follow for the Staple Singers, but the recordings assembled here on this fascinating double CD collection offer ample evidence of the emotional singing and playing talent that was fully formed from their earliest days.

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Disc 1

1. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
2. Hammer And Nails
3. Everybody Will Be Happy
4. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
5. This May Be The Last Time
6. Do You Know Him?
7. Let’s Go Home
8. Gloryland
9. Uncloudy Day
10. No Room At The Inn
11. Gambling Man
12. Don’t Knock
13. Good News
14. Calling Me
15. Go Tell It On The Mountain
16. I’ve Been Scorned
17. New-Born Soul
18. Born In Bethlehem
19. Holy Unto The Lord
20. Wasn’t That A Mighty Day


Disc 2

1. Great Day
2. I Know I’ve Got Religion
3. Stand By Me
4. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
5. Joy To The World
6. Two Wings
7. Pray On
8. New Home
9. The Last Month Of The Year
10. I’m Willing (Part 2)
11. The Savior Is Born
12. Hear My Call, Here
13. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
14. There Was A Star
15. Downward Road
16. Sit Down Servant
17. Use What You Got
18. The Virgin Mary Had One Son
19. God’s Wonderful Love
20. The Day Is Passed And Gone