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Roebuck "Pops" Staples

Born: Dec 28, 1914 in Winona, MS
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Died: Dec 19, 2000 in Dolton, IL
Genre: R&B, Blues
Biography: The patriarch of one of music's most successful families, Pop Staples worked with everyone from Robert Johnson to Curtis Mayfield. Roebuck Staples was born December 28, 1914, in Winona, MS; a close friend of Charley Patton, he also played not only with Johnson but also such legends as Son House and Robert ...Read full biography
Peace To The Neighborhood
Released: 1992
Label: EMI
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The septuagenarian Pop Staples puts a lot of younger performers to shame with his integrity-laden solo release Peace to the Neighbourhood. The founder of The Staples Singers combines joyous soul and gospel ...Read full review
Father Father
Released: 1994
Label: Virgin
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Pops Staples was 78 when he recorded Father Father, which was only his second solo album. The patriarch of the Staples family was always a team player, and providing solo albums was something he didn't ...Read full review
More Pops Staples albums: Main Albums (3), Compilations (1), DVD/Video (1)