“Respect Yourself”

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MENFORMATION adopted “Respect Yourself” as our theme song because it sends an important old-school message to our young people today. This remix was arranged by Laythan Armor with a hip style that retains all the funk of the original.

History of Song

“Respect Yourself” is the classic soul anthem made famous by The Staple Singers when it was released in late 1971 via Stax Records.  The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song was written by Luther Ingram and Mack Rice. At the time, Luther Ingram was frustrated with the state of the world and he said “black folk need to learn to respect themselves !!! “  It was true then, and it is truer now.

Remix Song Credits:

Lead Vocals | Beau Williams & Sheron Bennett
Background Vocals | Sheron Bennett, Beau Williams and Laythan Armor
Keyboards | Laythan Armor
Bass | Cornelius Mims
Drums | Manny Dominick
Guitar | David Foreman
Horns | Donald Hayes
Percussion | Laythan Armor
Arranger | Laythan Armor … Armor Production Company
Executive Producer | Elziroy “Sonny” Porter  … Future Agency & Production Company

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