WHOLE LOTTA SOUL

In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Mavis Staples was a key voice in her family band, The Staple Singers. With their gospel-driven hits like “I’ll Take You There” and civil rights anthems “Long Walk to D.C.” and “When Will We Be Paid?,” the band delivered a strong message (“Respect Yourself”) that was more than mere soulful R&B. Through her years as solo artist, Mavis has maintained that high musical level of art and soul set by her father and siblings, working with folks like Bob Dylan, The Band, Ray Charles, Ry Cooder, Nona Hendryx and Dr. John.

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october, 2021

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