Mavis Staples

(USA)  Folk, Gospel, Soul/Gospel

For over fifty years, Mavis Staples has been an international treasure,working her vocal magic on the highways and byways of gospel, folk andsoul music. With both her groundbreaking family group, the StapleSingers, and as a solo artist, she has helped to define much of what isrighteous and soulful in American music.

Staples is an inspirational force. Her recent Ry Cooder-produced album We'll Never Turn Backcombines raw, emotional, contemporary versions of freedom songs thatprovided the soundtrack to the civil rights movement, along with othertraditional songs and new originals written by she and Cooder.

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