A number of these songs (#2,7,8,12,15,16,17 eventually,19,20,24,26) lean into the Funky Blues; an indication of the hard funk they would come to explore in the 70s. The rest are solid Folk arrangements, that intriguingly, could easily have been picked up by Elvis Presley for one of his Gospel albums. A young Mavis hits THAT note on "Old Time Religion," "I Know I've Been Changed" and "My Dying Bed"! While "Masters Of War" is one of Pops most impassioned vocal performances. Clocking in a few seconds shy of 79 minutes, this is essential Staples Singers, especially for those into their folk roots.