The Staple Singers ‎– Be Altitude: Respect Yourself - 1972 Stax Socially Aware Gospel Soul Funk - Original Canada Gatefold LP

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The Staple Singers ‎– Be Altitude: Respect Yourself

Stax ‎– STS 3002, Stax ‎– STS-3002
Vinyl, LP, Album, Misprint, Gatefold, Stax Records logo is missing from label, labels are also missing "Stereo" designation.

Record is VG+ VG++ has some wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ has ringwear, cornerwear in top left and bottom right corners (see our pic)

Feb 1972
Funk / Soul
Gospel, Soul


A1 This World 3:39
Written-By – Herb Schapiro, William Friedman
A2 Respect Yourself 4:54
Written-By – Luther Ingram, Mack Rice
A3 Name The Missing Word 4:03
Written-By – Bettye Crutcher, Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson
A4 I'll Take You There 4:47
Written-By – Alvertis Isbell
A5 This Old Town (People In This Town) 4:42
Written-By – Don Covay, William R. Stevenson, Wilson Pickett


B1 We The People 3:50
Written-By – Carl Smith, Marshall Jones
B2 Are You Sure 4:27
Written-By – Roebuck Staples
B3 Who Do You Think You Are? (Jesus Christ The Super Star) 4:10
Written-By – Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson
B4 I'm Just Another Soldier 3:50
Written-By – Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson
B5 Who 3:18
Written-By – Bobby Bloom, Jeff Barry



Companies, etc.

Recorded At – Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Pressed By – American Record Pressing Co.
Record Company – Stax Records, Inc.


Art Direction – David Krieger, The Graffiteria
Creative Director – Larry Shaw, Ron Gorden
Engineer – Jerry Masters, Ralph Rhods
Engineer, Remix – Terry Manning
Horns – Ben Cauley & The South Memphis Horns
Other [Boeing 747, Courtesy Of] – Delta Airlines, Inc.
Performer – Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section, Ben Cauley & The South Memphis Horns
Photography By – Jerry Griffith
Producer, Arranged By – Al Bell
Technician [Technical Consultant] – Keith Hagstette


Runout grooves have matrix numbers indicating Monarch pressing that are crossed out and replaced with different numbers.

Rhythm recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
In Memory Of Darnell Isbell And Louis Isbell.
Special Thanks to Terry Manning, Ardent Records, Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section, Ben Cauley and The South Memphis Horns.

Cat# on jacket: STS 3002
Cat# on labels: STS-3002

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (Matrix Side One Label): SS-0349
Matrix / Runout (Matrix Side Two Label): SS-0350
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side One, Etched (Except Circled MR, Stamped)): S̶T̶S̶X̶-̶0̶0̶3̶0̶-̶2̶ ̶ ̶ SS-0349 STS 3002 MR △̶1̶6̶7̶1̶4̶ Side 1
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side Two, Etched (Except Circled MR, Stamped)): S̶T̶S̶X̶-̶0̶0̶3̶1̶-̶2̶ SS-0350 MR STS 3002 Side 2 △̶1̶6̶7̶1̶4̶-̶X̶

Enjoy uplifting, bubbling funk from the gifted Staple Singers on "This World," "Respect Yourself," "I'll Take You There," 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."

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Stax
Color Black