Posts Tagged ‘Staples Singers’

Don’t Knock

October 18, 2020

“Don’t Knock,” written by Roebuck Staples, and recorded by him with his children as The Staples Singers, 1960. Roebuck “Pops” Staples, Cleotha Staples, Mavis Staples, Pervis Staples, Yvonne Staples.

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What Are They Doing In Heaven

June 21, 2020

“What Are They Doing In Heaven Today,” written by Charles Albert Tindley, recorded by The Staples Singers, 1966. Roebuck Staples (vocals, guitar), and vocalists Cleotha Staples, Mavis Staples, Pervis Staples, and Yvonne Staples.

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I Know I’ve Been Changed

November 10, 2019

“I Know I’ve Been Changed,” as performed by The Staples Singers, Roebuck Staples and his children Cleotha, Mavis, Pervis, and Yvonne.

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When Will We Be Paid?

December 4, 2016

“When Will We Be Paid?” written by Randall Stewart, recorded by the Staples Singers in 1969. Prince and Angie Stone” recorded a version, released on a fairly obscure CD. This concise call for reparations is said to have been inspired by a passage written by Martin Luther King Jr.

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I Got to Be Myself

April 10, 2016

“I Got to Be Myself,” written by Marshall Jones and Carl Smith, performed by the Staples Singers.

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Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas

December 27, 2015

“Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas,” written by Deanie Parker (Willa Dean Parker), performed by the Staples Singers.

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