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Mavis Staples

Born: Jul 10, 1939 in Chicago, IL
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Genre: Folk, Pop/Rock, R&B, Rap
Biography: Born in 1939 in Chicago, Mavis Staples achieved wide recognition as lead singer for the Staple Singers. She first recorded solo for Stax subsidiary Volt in 1969. Subsequent efforts included a Curtis Mayfield-produced soundtrack on Curtom, a disappointing nod to disco for Warner in 1979, a misguided stab ...Read full biography
Have A Little Faith
Released: 2004
Label: Alligator Records
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If ever there were a time for Mavis Staples to return to recording, 2004 is it. Her tenure with her family's group the Staple Singers led by her late father Pops offered a steadying, positive presence ...Read full review
Released: 1996
Label: Verve Records
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The music of Mahalia Jackson is celebrated on this Mavis Staples solo gospel outing, which features a guest appearance from Lucky Peterson. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi ...Read full review
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