Only for the Lonely [Compilation]

Only for the Lonely [Compilation]

by Mavis StaplesMavis Staples


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Mavis Staples made an easy transition in the '60s from gospel to soul; she sang with the same fervor and passion, and her work for Stax, particularly the sessions produced by Don Davis, were concise, powerful examples of secular gospel at its best. The 21 selections found here were actually culled from three albums and spotlight Staples doing heartfelt ballads, soaring testimonials, and engaging midtempo and uptempo numbers. Even when she does songs associated with other singers like "Security," "The Choking Kind," and "Son of a Preacher Man," Staples finds fresh ways to express lyrics or new twists to lines that make them her own.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/1993
Label: Stax
UPC: 0025218881227
catalogNumber: 88012
Rank: 89259


  1. Until I Met You
  2. Sweet Things You Do
  3. The Choking Kind
  4. You're Driving Me (To the Arms of a Stranger)
  5. A House Is Not a Home
  6. Security
  7. Son of a Preacher Man
  8. Pick up the Pieces
  9. Chained
  10. Good to Me
  11. You Send Me
  12. I Have Learned to Do Without You
  13. How Many Times
  14. Endlessly
  15. You're the Fool
  16. Since I Fell for You
  17. What Happened to the Real Me
  18. Since You Became a Part of My Life
  19. It Makes Me Wanna Cry
  20. Don't Change Me Now
  21. That's the Way Love Is

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mavis Staples   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Johnnie Taylor   Track Performer
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Vernon Bullock   Guitar,Keyboards
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Eli Fountain   Percussion,Saxophone
Isaac Hayes   Organ
Willie Hall   Drums
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Eddie Hinton   Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Bobby Manuel   Keyboards
George McGregor   Drums
Ray Monette   Guitar
Tony Newton   Bass
Rudy Robinson   Keyboards
Marvell Thomas   Piano
Michael Toles   Guitar
Al Jackson   Drums
James Alexander   Bass

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Marlin Greene   Engineer
J.J. Barnes   Composer
Barry Beckett   Contributor
Bell   Producer
Ron Capone   Engineer
Don Davis   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Contributor
Isaac Hayes   Contributor
Don Hahn   Engineer
Willie Hall   Contributor
Roger Hawkins   Contributor
Eddie Hinton   Contributor
David Hood   Contributor
Bobby Manuel   Contributor
Horace Ott   String Arrangements
Clarence Paul   Composer
Marvell Thomas   Contributor
Ed Townsend   Composer
Al Jackson   Contributor
James Alexander   Contributor
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Beverly Parker   Cover Design
Naomi Neville   Composer
David Jordan   Composer

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