Here's one of the Staple Singers' classic albums on Stax. @amlululu
and I have been lucky enough to see Mavis Staples perform live a few times and we've heard her sing "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" and "Touch A Hand, Make A Friend" from this record. If you ever get the chance to see her, don't pass it up, her voice is still incredible and she's still fired up about social justice and human compassion (the Staples were at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement). And I think "Bridges Instead of Walls" might be just as appropriate now as it was in 1973: "It's time we make peace instead of walls / It's time we made friends instead of guns / All for one, the one for all / Together we stand and divide it with all"
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