- Performer The Staple Singers
- Title Be Actitudes Respect Yourself
- Other formats ADX AAC VOX AU AA WMA RA
- Genre Soul & Funk
- Size MP3 1465 mb
- Size FLAC 1491 mb
- Rating: 4.1
- Votes: 903
The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (December 28, 1914 – December 19, 2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (April 11, 1934 – February 21, 2013), Pervis (b. 1935), and Mavis (b. 1939). The 1984 album Turning Point featured a cover of the Talking Heads' "Slippery People" (it reached the Top 5 on the Dance chart). In 1994, they again performed the song "The Weight" with country music artist Marty Stuart for MCA Nashville's Rhythm, Country and Blues compilation, somewhat re-establishing an audience. The song "Respect Yourself" was used by Spike Lee in the soundtrack to his movie Crooklyn, made in 1994. In 1999, The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Be Altitude: Respect Yourself. This album has an average beat per minute of 120 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 102/162 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Be Altitude: Respect Yourself. BPM Profile Be Altitude: Respect Yourself. Album starts at 106BPM, ends at 102BPM (-4), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Staple Singers. Be Altitude: Respect Yourself.
Tracklist: 1. This World, 2. Respect Yourself, 3. Name The Missing Word, 4. I’ll Take You There, 5. This Old Town (People In This Town), 6. We The People, 7. Are You Sure, 8. Who Do You Think You Are? (Jesus Christ The Super Star), 9. I’m Just Another Soldier, 10. Wh. 3. Name The Missing Word. 4. I’ll Take You There.
This is The Staple Singers most popular and best album. Along with the mega-hits "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There", the album is filled out with several excellent songs. This CD also includes two very fine bonus tracks that make this classic Soul/Pop/Gospel album even better. The Staple Singers took musical risks, and what joy for listeners that Pops encouraged Mavis, and his other children, to just let loose when they move from blues/gospel/soul, to a unique combo of all. You'll only do yourself a favor by hearing this version of "Respect Yourself.
Widely regarded as The Staples Singers’ greatest album, Be Altitude: Respect Yourself was released in 1972 and lifted the group above the competition. Rise above your everyday tribulations. Let yourself fly. Its name echoed the Beatitudes, Jesus’ eight blessings during the Sermon On The Mount, according to the Gospel Of Matthew. But so you get the message that they want you to soar, the sleeve to Be Altitude: Respect Yourself found The Staple Singers smiling while posing in a jet engine. People, get ready, there’s a plane a coming; you don’t need no boarding pass, you just play the record.
Respect yourself, respect yourself If you don't respect yourself Ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na, na, na, na Respect yourself, respect yourself. If you're walking 'round Thinkin' that the world Owes you something 'Cause you're here. You're goin' out The world backwards Like you did When you first come here. Like many songs recorded from 1960-70, the Staple Singers’ 1971 song Respect Yourself is very political in nature. The song focusses on the issues of racism, and contributed to the African American civil rights movement by persuading people to respect oneself and others. Respect Yourself was written by the Stax songwriter Mack Rice and one of their artists, Luther Ingram, after a discussion where Ingram said to Rice, Black folk need to respect themselves. Rice was inspired to turn the idea into a song, and quickly cut a demo.
The Staple Singers signed with the Memphis Soul label Stax Records in 1968, where they found success after languishing at Epic. Respect Yourself" was written by the Stax songwriter Mack Rice and one of their artists, Luther Ingram, who is best known for his song "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right. They wrote the song after a discussion where Ingram said to Rice, "Black folk need to respect themselves. At this time, the Staple Singers were recording what they called "message music," and ads for the Be Altitude: Respect Yourself album billed it as "The message that rock music is still looking fo. A cover version was a hit in the US for Bruce Willis in 1987. He was the first white male solo act to hit the Top 5 with a record on the Motown label, and only the second white male solo act - after R. Dean Taylor's "Indiana Wants Me" - to be so successful for the Motown Corportation.
Both Respect Yourself" and I’ll Take You There were from the group’s third album for Stax Records, 1972’s Be Altitude: Respect Yourself, and taken with the opening track of the LP, This World, they form the heart of the best full0length Staple Singers LP ever recorded. The group’s previous two albums for Stax, 1968’s Soul Folk in Action and 1969’s We’ll Get Over, had been produced by Booker T. & the MG's guitarist Steve Cropper, and while both were fine and sturdy releases, neither had much commercial success.