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Sunday, 6 February 2011

The Staple Singers - Uncloudy Day (1959)

From The Lost Record Covers Club
The Staples are better known for their period with Stax in the early 70s but they had been a performing, recording unit and stars on the Gospel circuit since the early 50s.  This dates back to '59 and whilst CDs have been issued with the same title they usually are compilations including the title track and a couple of others featured here. "Don't Knock" is a song included on Mavis Staples wonderful 2010 album "You Are Not Alone " but this shows the roots of her family's work - it's breathtaking but more so with the era in which it was created in mind.  I have this as a friend found a number of albums in a loft of a house he bought and this was one of them (thanks Tony) - before that this period of their career was lost on me.  The Staples were contracted to VeeJay records during this period and this is a rare UK issue on the Joy Special label which was distributed by President.

Joy Special - JS 5019

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