City In The Sky

The Staple Singers

City In The Sky
  • CAT # SCD-88030-25

    1. Back Road Into Town 4:13
    2. City In The Sky 3:40
    3. Washington, We're Watching You 3:40
    4. Something Ain't Right 3:48
    5. Today Was Tomorrow Yesterday 4:21
    6. My Main Man 2:12
    7. There Is A God 3:01
    8. Blood Pressure 3:31
    9. If It Ain't One Thing It's Another 4:22
    10. Who Made The Man 4:13
    11. Getting Too Big For Your Britches 4:42
    12. Oh La De Da 3:34
    13. I Like The Things About You 10:58
    14. Respect Yourself 3:30
    15. I'll Take You There 3:12

Although the Staple SingersÕ recording career spans more than 40 years, the Chicago family quartet achieved its greatest level of commercial success during the three it worked in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with producer Al Bell for Stax Records. This compact disc brings together the entirety of the Staples’ fourth and final Bell-produced album--containing the hits “City in the Sky” and “My Main Man”--with the earlier hit single “Oh La De Da” and, from the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, live renditions of the classics “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There” and an extended treatment of the Pops Staples-penned “I Like the Things About You.”

with Clayton Ivey, Barry Beckett, Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Hinton, Raymond Jackson, David Hood, Roger Hawkins, The Memphis Horns

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