The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There [1972]

RIP Cleotha Staples

Its always sad to hear about the passing of yet another classic vocalist but when one of those is one of the Staples sisters, then its time to show some serious respect. The Staples were huge with an immense back catalogue of phenomenal unique cuts of Soul and Funk as well as enough covers to trample anyone in their path. Some of my favourite soul tunes of all time came on the end of the Staples ample pipes. “I’ll take you there” might have been forever consigned to the advertising hell that so many other classic Soul records wind up in had it not been so DAMN CATCHY. You will find yourself singling along to this, you will find yourself shuffling around the room and it’ll be in your head for days to come.

Rest in Peace Cleotha, I for one will be enjoying the Staples catalogue tonight!

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