Although Roebuck “Pops” Staples, patriarch of the famous Staple Singers, died in 2000, we haven’t heard the last of his recording projects. On February 17th, Wilco’s dBpm imprint, Anti Records, releases Don’t Lose This, the final chapter in Pops Staples’ body of work. Recorded in 1999, the 10 tracks have been retained by his daughter Mavis Staples, who with producer Jeff Tweedy, put their hands together to bring the album to fruition. The project releases on both CD and LP.
In other Staples news, on March 3rd, Legacy Recordings will be releasing Freedom Highway Complete – Recorded Live at Chicago’s New Nazareth Church, a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support and celebration of that year’s historic civil rights marches from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama.