Mavis Staples

Biography

10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The exceptional lead voice of the Staple Singers began a simultaneous solo career when the group was signed to the Stax Records label in 1968. Here she began recording distinctly secular material including songs by Otis Redding (‘Good To Me’, ‘Security’), Sam Cooke (‘You Send Me’) and Joe Simon (‘The Chokin’ Kind’). The singer’s gospel fervour enhanced such compositions, although her first R&B hit came... Read more

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soul
blues
gospel
female vocalists
rhythm and blues
seen live
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