search
date/time
Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
frontpagebusinessartscarslifestylefamilytravelsportsscitechnaturefictionCartoons
Graham Clark
Music Features Writer
@Maxximum23Clark
12:00 AM 6th July 2024
arts
Review

Albums: Staples Jr Singers - Searching

 
Staples Jr Singers - Searching

Living In The World Alone; Lost In A World of Sin; You Got To Believe; Walk Around Heaven; I’ve Got A Feeling; Don’t Need No Doctor; I Don’t Need Nobody But You; Get on Board.

(Luka Bop) 68089901022


This eclectic new album is the family gospel trio's first in over fifty years.

Recorded live over two evenings in 2023 in a single-room church in West Point, Mississippi, the album features songs that were written half a century ago, though now they carry a different message. On their debut album, the three original members took turns singing the lead.

The family bond becomes apparent in the songs, which you can hear on tracks such as You Got to Believe and Don’t Need No Doctor.

The album, which is part of a vanguard of gospel soul artists who broke from tradition, is worth your attention if you appreciate gospel music with a soulful edge.

Rather than the end of an era, the album feels like a new beginning for the Staples Jr. Singers, as they sound refreshed, invigorating, and re-energised on this set of superb songs.