Chart Position: 1

  • Lead vocals: Mavis Staples
  • Written by Alvertis Isbell and Harry Johnston
  • This was written at a recording session, according to bass player David Hood
  • #276 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Produced by Al Bell
  • Rhythm track was recorded in Muscle Shoals AL
  • Vocals were recorded in Memphis TN
  • Backing vocals: Pops Staple, Pervis Staple, Yvonne Staple and Cleotha Staple
  • Mavis Staples calls out members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section as they play the instrumental lead
  • later recorded by Reuben Wilson (1972),  Bebe & Cece Winans (1991), General Public (1994) and Zydeco Flames (1998)

 

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