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Be What You Are

The Staple Singers

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1
Be What You Are
The Staple Singers
5:01
2
If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
The Staple Singers
4:27
3
Love Comes In All Colors / Tellin' Lies (Medley)
The Staple Singers
8:49
4
Touch A Hand, Make A Friend
The Staple Singers
4:02
5
Drown Yourself
The Staple Singers
4:39
6
I Ain't Raisin' No Sand
The Staple Singers
6:32
7
Grandma's Hands
The Staple Singers
2:41
8
Bridges Instead Of Walls
The Staple Singers
4:03
9
I'm On Your Side
The Staple Singers
3:57
10
That's What Friends Are For
The Staple Singers
4:12
11
Heaven
The Staple Singers
3:35
Total Playing Time    51:58
Be What You Are is a 1973 soul album by The Staple Singers. The first single, "Be What You Are", fared poorly; however, the follow-up, "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)", was a top ten hit, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the R&B Singles chart. The third single, "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend" charting at number 23 on the Hot 100 and number three on the R&B chart in 1974.

From their gospel beginnings to the height of their stardom, the Staple Singers traveled a long and artistically rich road into the mainstream of American music ̶ not only becoming some of the most important voices in soul music, but also in the Civil Rights movement. Helmed by patriarch Roebuck “Pops” Staples, the Chicago-based group included daughters Cleotha and Mavis, as well as son Purvis (later replaced by his sister Yvonne).

By the time The Staple Singers signed to legendary Memphis label Stax Records in 1968, the group was performing alongside major rock acts at venues like the Fillmore West and East.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Craft Recordings Studio Masters

Tracks 1-11 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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