Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm on my way....

Just 'cause I can't seem to get past that last's another Staple Singers recordings from the '50's.

If I were running a non-vinyl, non-45 based blog, I'd follow up with Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark Was The Night" [partially for those familiar with Ry Cooder's "Paris Texas" soundtrack] it is, I'll probably have one of those "and now for something completely different" moments. It happens.

Hope ya'll enjoy........


  1. Great Staple Singers tracks. I have so much by them, one of my faves!

  2. I think this tune has some spirit of Johnson's recordings. It's great.

  3. Nothing, NOTHING beats the early Stapes. You picked two of their best. ("Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "I Had a Dream" and the unreleased-on-45 "Last Time" are also monsters.) They also had a coupla killers on D Town with that same deep tremolo feeling.

  4. Dan....I've been looking for those recordings on D-Train for some time. Unfortunately, they continue to elude me.

    I'm a fan of the Riverside recordings as well. Some of the Epic's are very nice too. Actually, it's all good.

    I'm constantly surprised at the number of folks who've never heard anything but the Stax sides.

  5. Dan, are you referring to 'This May Be My Last Time' on Sharp 603 (1960)?