The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself

1972 Stax 3002

1972 Stax 3002

The Staple Singers recorded this tune at Muscle Shoals with the studio’s humble session band who backed the greats. Famed producer Al Bell fostered gospel’s finest to crossover with their message pure and strong – lyrics rooted in the fundamentals of the good book, and production arrangements funky enough to be played on the ho-stroll – platform walkin,’ jive talkers be damned – “If you’re walking ’round think’n that the world owes you something, cause you’re here…” Faith without works is dead.

Respect Yourself


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