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Pops Staples — World In Motion
Album: Peace To The Neighborhood
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sun going down in the usa
Down on main there's a family sleeping in a doorway
Around the corner you can hear the sound
People dancing around the golden calf
Those who have not, those who have

On the billboards and the t.v. screens
They got food and cars and toys and trucks and jeans
Like a homeless child's fitfull dreams
Smiling faces free from wanting
Life's abundances beyond counting

World in motion -- speed your changes
Close your distances, find your angels
Lose your fears and meet your dangers
World in motion

Once we were running through smoke and fire
Running into the sun
In the rush of youth, for love and truth
Our deeds were done
Find more lyrics at ※ Mojim.com
Now we awake with a world at stake
And a race we run
We run

Sun going down on the usa
Sun coming up a hundred years away
On another world and another time
Things like hunger, greed and hatred
One way or another, gonna be eradicated

World in motion -- speed your changes
Close your distances, drive your angels
Lose your fears and meet your dangers
World in motion

'till the world i look out at this world and see
Is the world i know this world can be
You have a volunteer in me
Now come on
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 surfrider4life wrote:
WOW … what a great tune ; >
 
agreed.
how is it i've never heard anything by Pops  outside of his incredible baselines with the Staple Singers?
WOW … what a great tune ; >
An impressive bio if ever there was one>>>
Imagine comments 17 years old & still available. Great Job!
The box at top right with the lyrics wrote:
Find more lyrics at ※ Mojim.com 
 
I don't think I heard that line in the song...
love love love his voice
I heard Bonnie Raitt in there and....Jackson Browne?
Pops Staples so AWESOME  : )
Incredible song. he's a huge  influence with his family from long ago., doesn't get better
First impression...some old Steven Stills solo, eg.  Treetop Flier.     We folks in the mountains of Oregon luv this stuff.
Nice!
 fitzworld wrote:
Holy shit!!! What the hell is this craptastic faux music? BORING!! Please don't EVER play this again or I'll sue you!!!!

I told them there were few pockets of as yet to be discovered Pre-Neanderthal genetic goop
still at large, I now have irrefutable proof !!  {#Yell}
 fitzworld wrote:
Holy shit!!! What the hell is this craptastic faux music? BORING!! Please don't EVER play this again or I'll sue you!!!!
 
Go away, willya? Your comments about this music are as idiotic as your empty legal threats. Just go away.

 fitzworld wrote:
Holy shit!!! What the hell is this craptastic faux music? BORING!! Please don't EVER play this again or I'll sue you!!!!
 

Troll, you got some learnin' to do.
his voice just sounds good to me.
 fitzworld wrote:
Holy shit!!! What the hell is this craptastic faux music? BORING!! Please don't EVER play this again or I'll sue you!!!!
 
Calling Pops Staples "craptastic faux" is pretty close to libelous.  He's got Jackson Browne (who wrote the song) and Bonnie Raitt singing backup vocals with him - that he recognizes the relevance of the song, even today, is a testament to how very perceptive he is.

I'd be interested to know what you think is "real" music, because it doesn't get much more real than Pops Staples, unless you want to delve into Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, BB King, et. al.

 ThirdRail_33 wrote:
I believe this is a Jackson Browne song, which is a nice follow-up to "For Everyman"
 
Yes, it is.

Pops was one of the true great of 20th Century American music. As a young man he saw virtually every great blues player, including Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and Willie Brown and learned his craft from them.
Holy shit!!! What the hell is this craptastic faux music? BORING!! Please don't EVER play this again or I'll sue you!!!!
 freeone1 wrote:
great choice of bonnie on back ups
 
yeah yeah yeah!!!

great choice of bonnie on back ups
outstanding!
I believe this is a Jackson Browne song, which is a nice follow-up to "For Everyman"
Wow. What a band. What a groove. Wow. Just wow.
W o W !

"Slumming"... as in, just sittin' in....

Where did that track come from ??
Patriarch of the Staples singers. Father of Mavis. Check out her recent CD -in this vein. Thanks for the headsup on both RP!
 Ericac wrote:
Great example of Americana music.
 
Yup.  New at that.  Nice groove.

Sounds like Bonnie Raitt in the background ?
woah, i've never heard this guy before. I love his voice. Great sound
Great example of Americana music.
Another GREAT tune right out of the blue. 8.
I bought this CD based on this song, which I love. It's a little preachy but musically very good.
kephra wrote:
Slumming? The man who penned the lyrics is slumming? I'm sorry, but I fail to grasp your logic.
Ow,spank me!:moon:That looked like it hurt from here.
Hmmm, sounds a bit like "Tree Top Flyer"
mojoman wrote:
It's natural for Bonnie Raitt to sing with Pop Staples. Jackson Browne is just slumming.
Slumming? The man who penned the lyrics is slumming? I'm sorry, but I fail to grasp your logic.
this is right on, in every way.
RIP, Pops! Love his cover of this (better than the original, most certainly). He'll always be Papa Legba to me!
Great lyrics and need to be heard these days.
i give up. i can't work anymore today. i'm bringing my laptop out onto the porch.
drekar wrote:
fantastic!
Agree 100%
fantastic!
mojoman wrote:
It's natural for Bonnie Raitt to sing with Pop Staples. Jackson Browne is just slumming.
That's just so wrong. You don't know Jackson.
NICE
blues basics where you can find the soul
Pretty cool cover of a great Jackson tune.
Great Jackson Browne cover, never heard it before and I liked it quite a bit.
It's natural for Bonnie Raitt to sing with Pop Staples. Jackson Browne is just slumming.
kazoo wrote:
Bonnie Raitt?
Absolutely Bonnie AND her good friend, Jackson Browne!
MsJudi wrote:
Is that Stevie Nicks singing with them?
Bonnie Raitt?
Is that Stevie Nicks singing with them?
:jump: :jump: :bounce::bounce:
Johray63 wrote:
You should surely listen to old Staple Singers stuff, leslie! Pop Staples with his three daughters, of whom Mavis Staples got most famous (she's still active and worked with Prince, not too long ago), sang the sort of gospel, that would make an atheist fall on his knees and pray! ;)
love the Staples Singers...such a great group. this is fantastic! :clap: Pops still has it! :notworthy:
BedHead wrote:
doesn't pop's voice remind you of a sesame street character?
Grover.
tedhead wrote:
I believe this is a Jackson Browne song -- and as I was thinking it I believe background vocals by JB popped up near the end?
I've heard Jackson Browne mention during a concert what a big fan he is of the Staple Singers, so I guess he managed to work something out with Pops.
Wow! I've never heard this before...thanks, Bill.
I don't care who is singing lead....with Jackson and Bonnie in the background, ya can't lose! (No disrespect to Pops....)
Hmm, not so much country as rootsy blues IMO. Great song! Love the vocals here, both lead and backing... I recognized Bonnie Raitt right away, but didn't realize that was Jackson Browne in there too -- thanks for the tip!
Got to get the straw out of my hair!! Getting a bit country here - first Patsy Cline, now this. (By the way - when they sing World In Motion can't help thinking about the New Order Euro'96 song!!)
'bout time I heard this again!!
:clap:
Originally Posted by tedhead: I believe this is a Jackson Browne song -- and as I was thinking it I believe background vocals by JB popped up near the end?
Yes! That was Jackson Browne's vocals towards the end of the song. I'd recognize that voice anywhere.
I believe this is a Jackson Browne song -- and as I was thinking it I believe background vocals by JB popped up near the end?
:clap:
Originally Posted by BedHead: check out the staples singers - "freedon highway" ... a great cd. lotsa 12 strings and reverb. by the way, doesn't pop's voice remind you of a sesame street character?
:lol: His name fits too! :cool: tune
check out the staples singers - \"freedon highway\" ... a great cd. lotsa 12 strings and reverb. by the way, doesn\'t pop\'s voice remind you of a sesame street character?
You should surely listen to old Staple Singers stuff, leslie! Pop Staples with his three daughters, of whom Mavis Staples got most famous (she's still active and worked with Prince, not to long ago), sang the sort of gospel, that would make an atheist fall on his knees and pray! ;)
Sounds great! I'll check it out. :cool:
Here's another gentleman I haven't heard of before, but I will definitely check out his music now.
You should surely listen to old Staple Singers stuff, leslie! Pop Staples with his three daughters, of whom Mavis Staples got most famous (she's still active and worked with Prince, not too long ago), sang the sort of gospel, that would make an atheist fall on his knees and pray! ;)
Bonnie Raitt (background vocals and slide guitar) has done so much to bring forgotten blues artists back into the limelight. Here\'s another gentleman I haven\'t heard of before, but I will definitely check out his music now. Thanks Bonnie, and thanks RP!