Tracking the Cover :: We’ve Got To Get Ourselves Together

Delaney & Bonnie had a lot of friends. So there’s no surprise that an early D&B album cut entered the repertoire of both The Staple Singers and The Flying Burrito Brothers before the duo commercially released their own recording.   “Get Ourselves Together” was never anyone’s single, but there was something about this song that transcends genre and immediately yielded two distinct and powerful interpretations.

The D&B version doesn’t feature the Steve Cropper helmed Stax-Volt house band, but The Staple Singers’ version does. Released in late 1968, the Staples’ first . . .

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