Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Staple Singers Unleash New Lyric Video For 1971 Classic Protest Tune ‘Respect Yourself’! On November 13th

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Staple singers unleash new lyric video for 1971 classic protest tune ‘Respect Yourself’! Craft Recordings releasing 'Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection' on CD on November 13th.

"Stax Records have paired the Staple Singers’ 1971 protest anthem “Respect Yourself” with a new lyric video that features footage from both the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Lives Matter protests. 

“Now as then, this song’s message of self-respect, tolerance, and empowerment provides a compass for navigating times of political tumult and upheaval,” Stax said of the new visual by animator Sandra Clua. 

 On the now-eerily prescient (thanks to Covid-19), Grammy Hall of Fame-inducted track, Mavis Staples sings, “Keep talkin’ bout the president, won’t stop air pollution/Put your hand on your mouth when you cough, that’ll help the solution.” 

 “Respect Yourself” also appeared on the Staple Singers’ 1972 LP Be Altitude: Respect Yourself, one of seven albums recently reissued as part of Craft Recordings’ Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection. Following that anthology’s digital and vinyl release earlier this year, the release will arrive as a seven-CD box set on November 13th." - Yahoo.com

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