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Mavis Staples (born July 11, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rhythm and blues singer.

Most of her career has been as lead singer for The Staple Singers. She first recorded solo for the Stax subsidiary Volt in 1969. Subsequent efforts included a Curtis Mayfield-produced soundtrack on Curtom, a nod to disco for Warner Bros. Records in 1979, a stab at electro-pop with Holland-Dozier-Holland in 1984, and a collaboration with Prince in the late 1980s and early 90s (producing… read more

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  • Avatar for BJBooth
    Just thinking how great it would have been for Mavis to have done an album with the Holmes Brothers, before the two members of the Brothers passed. Well suited for a collaboration. Wade In The Water would never have sounded better. And I feel that Mavis' 'pipes' sound better now in her later years than ever. Grittier than ever.
  • Avatar for IEArmand
    How has it taken till now to have heard something so beautiful? Good for the soul.
  • Avatar for GreatBarcia
    One True Vine, what a perfect album for early sunday mornings, watching the sunrise and a cup of coffee on the back porch..
  • Avatar for D-A-N-
    New album is good as expected. Love the Funkadelic cover.
  • Avatar for mrsean20
    <3
  • Avatar for ivinhav
    she IS amazing. oh glories!
  • Avatar for Cat_007
    Cool voice, unique...
  • Avatar for mozie_mayer
    Mavis reminds us that God is not sleeping.
  • Avatar for gdcman
    Mavis is Music Royalty.
  • Avatar for LiveFeedback
    Check out this review and awesome photos from Outside Lands including Mavis Staples: [url]http://onethirtybpm.com/live/festival-review-and-photos-outside-lands-2011-august-14-2011-golden-gate-park-%e2%80%93-san-francisco-ca/[/url]

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