Staple Singers: Cottonfields/This Land

As I seem to be very slow in following up Andrew's domestic management meme, I'm posting a link to the absolutely wonderful Joe de Vivre audioblog, and, specifically, as I know he is a Staples fan, a post which has two zingers from the Staple Singers, "Cottonfields" and "This Land". In fact, more or less every track is fantastic. Jogo might particularly like the song by the under-rated Syl Johnson.

Previously on Bobfrombrockley: Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Funky Woody Guthrie, Is it coz I'm black? (featuring Syl Johnson), Clash of fundamentalisms 1 (the backbeat) and 2 (Swan Silvertone).


Anonymous said…
thanks for the great links. there are many videos of the Staples Singers on youtube.
here is one from a concert in Ghana, 1971.
Check out the Angela Davis haircuts ... and other 1971 ethos-markers.

And today, Mr. Barack Obama, one generation from Africa, is running for President.