Monday, November 2, 2009
The Staple Singers (1962)
As a young boy, being raised as a Roman Catholic, I celebrated November 2nd as "All Souls Day". I must admit the succession of days around this time of year confused and (maybe) frightened me (a bit). Let's see. You have the secular holiday Halloween, proceeded by the pagan holiday Devil's Night and followed by the Holy Day of Obligation All Saints Day. After this is all over (and the sugar crash has faded away) comes All Souls Day, a day during which we were supposed to pray for the souls of all of the departed. Phew! That's a whole lotta hoodoo for one weekend. So this All Souls Day I am focusing what my soul needs. And I am thinking that entails some pre-crossover Staple Singers. Any suggestions on where to start?