The Staple Singers

Mavis Staples: Five Soulful Solo Tracks

Born July 10, 1939, Mavis Staples began her career as a featured voice in her family’s gospel and R&B band, the Staple Singers. The group - consisting of Staples, her sisters and her father (the great Roebuck “Pops” Staples) - were mainstays of the civil rights movement, carrying that torch while topping the charts with indelible classics like “I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself” and “Let's Do It Again.”

CURTIS MAYFIELD: Classic Soul 1976 Interview

2021 intro: In November 1976, the legendary Curtis Mayfield (whose "There's No Place Like America Today" album is part of the 2021 Black History Month campaign at Warner Music Group) sat down with David Nathan at the Chicago headquarters of Curtom Records studios to talk about his work at the time with other artists as well as the formation of Curtom and more…