The Iron Pot Cooker is a landmark historical album that has been reissued by Vanguard Records. The centerpiece is “Take Yo’ Praise,” a song that was sampled and made hugely famous by Fatboy Slim. The original version bubbles and smolders, haunting in its passion. Shades of Stevie Wonder support a woman who at times is proud, angry and insightful. A couple of tracks show their age and are a challenge to listen to, but by and large, the album is an important precursor to hip-hop and R&B.