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The Staple Singers: The Staple Swingers

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.

Album Notes

The Staple Singers: Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples; Yvonne Staples (vocals); Roebuck "Pops" Staples (vocals, guitar).

Additional personnel: Terry Manning, The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The Bar-Kays.

Recorded in 1970.

The Staples' first album produced by Al Bell and recorded in Muscle Shoals hit the winning formula. Other changes saw Pervis Staples departing just before the album was recorded and being replaced by sister Yvonne Staples. Everything was now in place for the Staples' golden years. Three songs, "Heavy Makes You Happy," "Love Is Plentiful," and "You've Got to Earn It," all charted. ~ Rob Bowman


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