Staple Singers Releasing Two New Albums

February 20, 2015 1:27 AM

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Staple Singers Releasing Two New Albums

Two new albums of previously unreleased material by the Staple Singers create emotional bookends for the work of one of gospel’s most influential and successful crossover family groups. Recorded nearly 35 years apart, both albums were made at critical moments in the Staples’ long career, and both have historical twists.

“Don’t Lose This” (Anti), released Feb. 17, sat on the shelf for 15 years and marks the Staple Singers’ final studio album. Recorded between late 1998 and mid-1999, the album features the voice and guitar of then 84-year-old Roebuck “Pops” Staples and his singing daughters—Mavis, Cleotha and Yvonne....

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