A long-overdue salute to the first family of gospel soul Pops, Mavis, Pervis, Cleotha and Yvonne - the Staple Singers. Incorporating selections from almost every label the Staples recorded for between 1954 and 1984, the 150+ minutes running time features all the important hits, the best B-sides and album tracks, alternate mixes of familiar recordings and several previously unreleased solo sides by Mavis and Pops. First time on UK CD for around a third of the tracks including the groups take on Talking Heads "Slippery People" (featuring THs David Byrne on guitar). Handsomely illustrated booklet containing much rare ephemera and hitherto-unseen pictures. Sleevenotes by eminent Stax historian Rob Bowman, who interviewed Mavis Staples specifically for this project.
2CD A Family Affair 1955-1984