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The Staple Singers - Chronicle (Their Greatest Stax Hits) album flac Performer: The Staple Singers
Title: Chronicle (Their Greatest Stax Hits)
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Gospel
Released: 1979
Country: US
MP3 album: 1291 mb
FLAC album: 1232 mb
Rating: 4.9
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Genre: Funk and Soul

PL 469. The Staple Singers. Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits ‎(LP, Comp).

Rufus and Carla Thomas helped launch the Stax era, both individually and as a team. Thomas brought his daughter to Stax in the hopes of finding suitable material, and she soon had "Gee Whiz" soaring to the top. Had Carla chosen to tour extensively, she might have been a great star in Aretha Franklin's class; she sang with equal ferocity and power during this period. Rufus Thomas parlayed his dance/novelty tracks into international superstardom, but he was also a fine straight soul vocalist. This album splits its bill between the two, offering each a side to showcase their hits.

Coldplay were scrambling to finish their second album and wanted to save "Clocks," with a churning piano riff inspired by the band Muse, for a later album. Luckily, a friend intervened. He said, 'You're going on about urgency, and you're talking about keeping this song back,' " said Chris Martin The Staple Singers, ‘Respect Yourself’. This was cut twice: first as a single that was rushed to radio and became one of the Ramones' few modest hits, then in a slightly souped-up version for the band's album Rocket to Russia. I combined Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, with the primalness of punk rock," said Joey Ramone. It was funny, because all the girls in New York seemed to change their names to Sheena after that. Appears on: Rocket to Russia (Rhino).

The Staple Singers' first Stax hit was "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)" in early 1971. However, they were not able to regain their momentum, releasing only occasional minor hits. The 1984 album Turning Point featured a cover of the Talking Heads' "Slippery People" (it reached the Top 5 on the Dance chart). In 1994, they again performed the song "The Weight" with country music artist Marty Stuart for MCA Nashville's Rhythm, Country and Blues compilation, somewhat re-establishing an audience. The song "Respect Yourself" was used by Spike Lee in the soundtrack to his movie Crooklyn, made in 1994.

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Culled from their tenure on Stax, the best of these Staples Singers gems boast airtight accompaniment by the incredible Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. The Staples' close musical relationship with the band is heard on "I'll Take You There" when Mavis sings, "Play it, Barry. And keyboard king Barry Beckett leans harder on the ivories before she comes back calling for "Daddy" (Eddie Hinton) to come in stronger on his guitar, and then again she sings out for David Hood to unleash some of his buttery bass lines

The Staple Singers have been called God’s greatest hitmakers. Steeped in the music of the church, this singing family from Mississippi crossed into the pop mainstream without compromising their gospel roots. In 1968 the Staple Singers signed with the Memphis-based Stax label. Their first two albums for Stax, Soul Folk in Action (1968) and We’ll Get Over (1970), were produced by Steve Cropper and featured Booker T. and the MG’s as the back-up band. Those albums featured such message songs as Long Walk to . and When Will We Be Paid. Then in 1970 Pervis Staples left the group, and he was replaced by his sister Yvonne. Overall, the group scored twelve hits while at Stax. After the demise of Stax, the Staples moved to Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label in 1974.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)
Written-By – Bloom*, Barry*
A2 Love Is Plentiful
Written-By – Crutcher*, Manuel*
A3 You've Got To Earn It
Written-By – Grant*, Robinson*
A4 Respect Yourself
Written-By – Rice*, Ingram*
A5 I'll Take You There
Written-By – Alvertis Isbell
A6 This World
Written-By – Friedman*, Schapiro*
B1 Oh La De Da
Written-By – Philip Mitchell*
B2 Be What You Are
Written-By – Hampton*, Banks*, Jackson*
B3 If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
Written-By – Hampton*, Banks*, Jackson*
B4 Touch A Hand (Make A Friend)
Written-By – Hampton*, Banks*, Jackson*
B5 City In The Sky
Written-By – Calmers-S. Rhodes-D. Rhodes*
B6 My Main Man
Written-By – Crutcher*, Manuel*, Rice*, Nix*

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – GRT Of Canada Ltd.
  • Distributed By – GRT Of Canada Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Stax Records
  • Pressed By – Quality Records Limited
  • Published By – East Memphis Music
  • Published By – Unart Music
  • Published By – Jobete Music
  • Published By – Stone Agate Music Division
  • Published By – Klondike Enterprises
  • Published By – Times Square Music
  • Published By – Muscle Shoals Sound Publishing
  • Published By – Rhomers Music
  • Mastered At – RCA Studios, Toronto


  • Producer – Al Bell


On cover & labels:
℗ 1979 Stax Records
Manufactured and distributed by GRT of Canada, Ltd.

Publishing on back cover:
A1: Unart Music
A2: East Memphis Music
A3: Jobete Music/Stone Agate Music (on label: Jobete Music/Stone Agate Music Div.)
A4: East Memphis Music/Klondike Ent. (on label: East Memphis/Klondike Ent.)
A5: East Memphis Music (on label: East Memphis)
A6: Times Square Music
B1: Muscle Shoals Sound Publg. (on label: Muscle Shoals Sound Pub.)
B2: East Memphis Music
B3: East Memphis Music
B4: East Memphis Music
B5: Times Square Music/Rhomers Music (on label: Times Square Music/Rhomers Music Co.)
B6: East Memphis Music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A3): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A1, A2, A4 to B6): BMI
  • Other (spine): 8
  • Matrix / Runout (A etched): 9194-4119-A DZ Q
  • Matrix / Runout (B etched): 9194-4119-B DZ Q

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STX-4119 The Staple Singers Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Stax STX-4119 US 1979
L36960 The Staple Singers Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Stax L36960 Australia 1979
STX 88040 The Staple Singers Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Stax STX 88040 Germany 1979
5C 052-62750 The Staple Singers Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Stax 5C 052-62750 Netherlands 1979
PL 469 The Staple Singers Chronicle - Their Greatest Stax Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Fonit Cetra PL 469 Italy 1980