Pop Staples was an influential Gospel & Blues musician, and patriarch of ‘The Staple Singers’. If you’ve seen the ‘The Last Waltz’ you’ll remember them singing ‘The Weight’ with The Band.
Pop recorded his last 10 songs in 98′ and before he died told his daughter: “Don’t loose this, here“. Years later, in 2015, his daughter Mavis recruited Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to assist in finally producing the album, ‘Don’t loose this’.
Here’s the opening track, ‘Somebody was watching over me’— a laid-back, soulful start to Sunday: