The Staple Singers: Slippery People (Soul Train, 1984)

The "Slippery" cover, featuring David Byrne on guitar, was a minor hit for the Staples -- enough so that it brought the family's 70 year old patriarch out of retirement. Far from their first rodeo, the cover was also responsible for the Singers fifth appearance on the long-running television monolith that was Don Cornelius' Soul Train. As covers go, this one feels like a second skin . . .

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