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Mavis Staples born July 10, is an American rhythm and blues and gospel Yes Its True - Revelation Time - Revelation Time, actress, and civil rights activist. She has recorded and performed with her family's band The Staple Singers and also as a solo artist.
Staples was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 10, She began When I Was Single - Joan Manning - American Debut career with her family group in Initially singing locally at churches and appearing on a weekly radio show, the Staples scored a hit in with " Uncloudy Day " for the Vee-Jay label. With Mavis' voice and Pops' songs, singing, and guitar playing, the Staples evolved from enormously popular gospel singers with recordings on United and Riverside as well as Vee-Jay to become the most spectacular and influential spirituality-based group in America.
Don't Tell Me! The Staples sang "message" songs like "Long Walk to D. The group signed to Stax Records injoining their gospel harmonies and deep faith with musical accompaniment from members of Booker T. The Staple Singers hit the Top 40 eight times between andincluding two No.
Staples made her first solo foray while at Epic Records with The Staple Singers, releasing a lone single "Crying in the Chapel" to little fanfare in the late s.
Her first solo album would not come until a self-titled release for the Stax label. A album also self-titled preceded two albums under the direction of rock star Prince ; 's Time Waits for No One, followed by 's The Voicewhich People magazine named one of the Top Ten Albums of The recording honours Mahalia Jacksona close family friend and a significant influence on Mavis Staples' life.
Staples made a major national return with the release of the album Have a Little Faith on Chicago's Alligator Recordsproduced by Jim Tullio, in The album featured spiritual music, some of it semi-acoustic.
InStaples contributed to a Verve release by legendary jazz-rock guitarist, John Scofield. The Ry Cooder -produced concept album focuses on gospel songs of the civil rights movement and also included two new original songs by Cooder.
She has provided vocals on current albums by Los Lobos and Dr. Summer Music Camp and performed again at the Orpheum with of the academy's students.
Staples was a judge for the 3rd and 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists. The two performed a version of " The Weight " by The Band. Produced by M. Discussing the album Staples said:.
I've been singing my freedom songs and I wanted to stretch out and sing some songs that were new. I told the writers I Ble - Jim Black, Alasnoaxis - Splay looking for some joyful songs. I want to leave something to lift people up; I'm so busy making people cry, not from sadness, but I'm always telling a part of history that brought us down and I'm trying to bring us back up. These songwriters gave me a challenge.
They gave me that feeling of, 'Hey, I can hang! I can still do this! Just like Benjamin Booker wrote on the opening track, 'I got friends and I got love around me, I got people, the people who love me. I'm just so grateful. I must be the happiest Angel Dust - The Tors Of Dartmoor - Le Gift girl in the world. Yes, indeed. The record was again produced by Jeff Tweedy and contains all original songs cowritten by Mavis and Tweedy.
Following the release, Staples toured with Bob Dylan. Inshe sang on Hozier 's single " Nina Cried Power ". In MayStaples celebrated her 80th birthday with a concert at the Apollo Theater63 years after first appearing at the theater as a teenager with her family band, the Staple Singers, in The show, which featured special guest artists, including David Byrne and Norah Jonesis one of a series of collaborative concerts she staged in I Dont Hurt Anymore - Dinah Washington - Golden Hits/Volume Two to commemorate her 80th birthday.
Staples performed the title theme song for 's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. On September 8,Staples was a featured performer on the premiere episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbertduring which Stephen Colbert thanked her personally for appearing. Staples was briefly married to Spencer Leak in ; they divorced when Staples would not end her music career to stay home. Mavis Staples is a recipient of a National Heritage Fellowshipawarded by the National Endowment for the Artswhich is the United States' highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
In her acceptance speech, a shocked and crying Staples said, "This has been a long time coming". Staples was recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree at the 39th annual gala event held in Washington, D. InStaples was inducted in to the Blues Hall of Fame. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer. Staples performing in Brooklyn, New Yorkin Verve ANTI. Main article: Mavis Staples discography. Retrieved January 21, The White House. Archived from the original on November 7, Retrieved November 6, Wait Wait National Public Radio.
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Swing Low with The Staples Singers. Best Soul Gospel Performance. Long Walk to D. Respect Yourself with The Staples Singers. I'll Take You There. Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Best Gospel Performance.
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