The Staple Singers – Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection

  Title: Come Go With Me: The Stax CollectionArtist: The Staple SingersLabel: CraftFormat: 7CD Box SetRelease Date: September 23, 2020   Released last year as a vinyl box set, Craft has now issued the seven disc deluxe CD edition of Come … Continue reading

Staple Singers – For What It’s Worth: Complete Epic Recordings 1964-1968

  Title: For What It’s Worth: Complete Epic Recordings 1964-1968 Artist: Staple Singers Label: Cherry Red Formats: 3-CD box set Release date: October 19, 2018   Given the immense popularity and historical importance of the Staple Singers, it’s hard to … Continue reading

Mavis Staples I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration

Title: Mavis Staples I’ll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration Artist: Various Label: Blackbird Presents Formats: CD, MP3, DVD Release date: June 2, 2017     This exciting release is a star-studded celebration of Mavis Staples, honoring her 75th … Continue reading

Let Freedom Sing

Title: Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement Artists:  Various Label:  Time Life Catalog No.:  80051-D (CD box set) Release Date: January 27, 2009 “You don’t get a black president overnight. Songs . . . in this … Continue reading

Soul Don’t Worry! Black Gospel During the Civil Rights Era 1953-1967

Title: Soul Don’t Worry! Black Gospel During the Civil Rights Era 1953-1967 Artist: Various Label: Gospel Friend/NarroWay Format: CD Release date: September 21, 2018     Swedish producer and gospel record collector Per “Slim” Notini’s latest compilation, Soul Don’t Worry!, … Continue reading

The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down

Title: The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down Artist: The Reverend Shawn Amos Label: Put Together Format: CD, Digital Release date: February 16, 2018     The Reverend Shawn Amos is back at it again, preaching his brand of blues … Continue reading

Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection

Title: Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection Artist: Various Label: Alligator Formats: 2-CD set, MP3 Release date: June 10, 2016   Alligator Records started in 1971 as one man’s dream to record the Southside Chicago blues artists who packed a tiny … Continue reading

Classic Protest Songs

Title: Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways Artists:  Various Label: Smithsonian Folkways Catalog No.: SFW 40197 Release Date: 2009 War, social injustice, personal plaints, and calls for action have long fueled musical creation and performance—Liner Notes. Folkways Records, founded by … Continue reading