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The Staple Singers: The Staple Swingers (Stax 2034)

Gary Kenton, Fusion, 14 May 1971

IT'S ALL A bad idea except for the music. It's The Staple Singers — you know them — they couldn't make lousy music if they tried, but it seems as if someone in the back room is pushin' pretty hard. The singers now have their first real hit, AM and all. HITSVILLE! Yes sir that's where every record company wants to live, and some very bad mistakes are made in the all-out effort to get and stay there. Thank goodness the Staples are too good to be drowned in the undertow.

Total word count of piece: 446

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