The Staple Sisters – I’ll Take You There

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group. Roebuck „Pops“ Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (1934–2013), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits „Respect Yourself“, „I’ll Take You There“, „If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)“, and „Let’s Do It Again“.

I’ll Take You There is a number-one single written and produced by Al Bell and performed by soul/gospel family band The Staple Singers, released on Stax Records in February 1972 (see 1972 in music). The song spent a total of fifteen weeks on the charts and reached number one on the Hot 100.

David Grant Hood (born 21 September 1943, in Sheffield, Alabama, USA), is a bassist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He also plays the trombone and is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Hood started his career playing with The Mystics and as a back-up musician at FAME Studios, then went on to found Muscle Shoals Sound Studio where he produced songs for Willie Nelson, and Cher along with others. David Hood has played bass on albums by Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Bugs Bunny, Traffic, The Staple Singers, Frank Black, Odetta, John Hiatt and Percy Sledge. Most recently he played on a solo album by Klaus Voormann.

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