They may be forever known for their 1972 smash “I’ll Take You There” with it’s inimitable intro and rolling bassline. But by Soul Folk in Action, their Stax Records debut in 1968, they had already been a veteran band of 16 years. It was their switch to a less acoustic, more funky and upbeat soulful sound that brought them huge success. Soul Folk is a proper label for “Got to be Some Changes Made” which boasts some great harmonies by the group along with some solid guitar lines played by Steve Cropper and Pops Staples (by then 54). Also on this album was their great cover of “The Weight” by The Band, a song that came out the same year.

Got to be Some Changes Made- The Staple Singers

The Weight- The Staple Singers

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