Staples Jr Singers: When Do We Get Paid

In 1971, in Aberdeen, Mississippi, 11-year-old Annie Brown Caldwell, 12-year-old ARC Brown and 13-year-old Edward Brown formed Staples Jr Singers, an family gospel group that fused the urgent struggles of Black Americans with infectious, breezy funk and cruising melodies. They went on to create one of the rarest gospel recordings of the ’70s, When Do We Get Paid, by selling copies on their front lawn. Now, nearly 40 years later, the band is reuniting for a re-issue of this album (out 6 May). Ahead of the release comes the titular track, with poignant lyrics that attest to the timelessness and legacy of the trio.