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.
The first thing you hear as you set the needle down on “Faith and Grace” is the spectral sound of Roebuck “Pops” Staples’ guitar, and then the voices of his children, Mavis, Cleotha, Pervis, and […]
Uh huh, it’s gonna be that kind of party: Staple Stingers ’85 rundown of Talking Heads’ “ Slippery People ” — the club mix. While Pops is obviously the man here – his vocals leading the call […]
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 […]