Mavis Staples

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.”