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The Staple Singers - Be Altitude: Respect Yourself mp3 download
Performer: The Staple Singers
Title: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
Country: US
Style: Gospel, Soul, Funk
Rating: 4.4/5
FLAC size: 1138 mb | MP3 size: 1909 mb | WMA size: 1697 mb
Genre: Funk | Soul

The Staple Singers' first Stax hit was "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)" in early 1971. Their late 1971 recording of "Respect Yourself", written by Luther Ingram and Mack Rice, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both hits sold over one million copies and were each awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. The song's theme of self-empowerment had universal appeal, released in the period immediately following the intense American civil rights movement of the 1960s  . Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (1972). Be What You Are (1973). Let's Do It Again (1975).

Be Altitude: Respect Yourself ‎(LP, Album, Gat). STS-3002, STX-5004, VIP-5012.

Be Altitude: Respect Your. has been added to your Cart. An excellent balance of gospel and soul the essence of the Staple Singers 1972's Be Altitude: Respect Yourself contains three Top 10 hits; Respect Yourself, I'll Take You There, and This World. The first two were also Pop Top 20 hits, with I'll Take You There going all the way to number one. Newly reissued, Be Altitude now contains two previously unreleased tracks! Go Unlimited.

This is the album on which The Staple Singers’ consolidated their gentle folk-gospel into something altogether funkier, and delivered with enough wit and variation to make people stand up and take notice. Until then, the family quartet of Pops Staples and his kids enjoyed a reputation as an acoustic gospel group, who took their subtle harmonising into the 1960s folk scene. Be Altitude jumps straight into solid syncopated southern funk with The World, then eases into what became the group’s theme song, Respect Yourself. It’s an almost five-minute version and, pushed on by the music behind her, Mavis works herself up into a foot-stomping testifyin’ frenzy that manages supremely angry and monumentally uplifting at the same time.

Be Altitude: Respect Yourself. Be Altitude: Respect Yourself Tracklist. 1. This World Lyrics. 2. Respect Yourself Lyrics.

Tracklist: 1. This World, 2. Respect Yourself, 3. Name The Missing Word, 4. I’ll Take You There, 5. This Old Town (People In This Town), 6. We The People, 7. Are You Sure, 8. Who Do You Think You Are? (Jesus Christ The Super Star), 9. I’m Just Another Soldier, 10. Wh. 3. Name The Missing Word. 4. I’ll Take You There.


1 This World 3:42
2 Respect Yourself 4:57
3 Name The Missing Word 4:07
4 I'll Take You There 4:49
5 This Old Town (People In This Town) 4:43
6 We The People 3:52
7 Are You Sure 4:30
8 Who Do You Think You Are (Jesus Christ The Super Star)? 4:13
9 I'm Just Another Soldier 3:53
10 Who 3:16

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Stax Records
  • Copyright (c) – Stax Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Fantasy, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Fantasy Studios


  • Engineer – Jerry Masters, Ralph Rhods*, Terry Manning
  • Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Terry Manning
  • Mastered By – Joe Tarantino
  • Producer, Arranged By – Al Bell


Rhythm recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

Previously released as Stax STS-3002.

Made in USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 25218 4116 2 2
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX 005686 2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STS 3002, STS-3002 The Staple Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself ‎(LP, Album, ARP) Stax, Stax STS 3002, STS-3002 US 1972
UCCO-3082 The Staple Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself +2 ‎(CD, Album) Stax, Stax 60th Anniversary UCCO-3082 Japan 2017
TP-012 The Staple Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself ‎(2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 10.5" Reel, IEC) The Tape Project TP-012 US 2009
2325 069 The Staple Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself ‎(LP, Album) Stax 2325 069 UK 1972
MFCD 832 The Staple Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself ‎(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Stax MFCD 832 Japan Unknown