Title: Freedom Highway Complete Artist: The Staple Singers Label: Legacy Formats: CD, LP, MP3 Release date: March 3, 2015 At a time when social, racial, and political upheaval continues to leave many in the U.S. (and in countries around … Continue reading
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
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
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
Title: Faith & Grace – A Family Journey, 1953-1976 Artist: Staple Singers Label: Stax/Concord Formats: 4-CD + 7-inch vinyl Box Set Release date: November 13, 2015 This is proving to be a great year for fans of the Staple … Continue reading
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
Following are additional albums released during June, July and August 2020 across multiple genres—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.
Following are additional albums released during February 2020 across multiple genres—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.
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
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
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
Welcome to the February 2015 Black History Month edition of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture. This month we’re featuring a new expanded edition of the Staple Singers’ 1965 recording Freedom Highway … Continue reading
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