Promo, Stax, 1973. One side is stereo, the other is mono
vinyl condition: VG
Listen to the song.
Moving from Mississippi to Chicago (as part of The Great Migration), Roebuck Staples worked in steel mills and meatpacking plants while his family of four children grew up. The family began appearing in area churches in 1948. Their first public singing appearance was at the Mount Zion Church, Chicago, where Roebuck's brother Rev. Chester Staples was pastor.
The Staple Singers signed their first professional contract in 1952. While the family name is Staples, the group used "Staple" commercially. Roebuck formed the group with his children Cleotha, Pervis, and Mavis. Yvonne replaced her brother when he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and again in 1970.