Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples s an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band. With Mavis' voice and Pops' songs, singing, and guitar playing, the Staples evolved from enormously popular gospel singers to become the most spectacular and influential spirituality-based group in America. By the mid-1960s The Staple Singers, inspired by Pops' close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., became the spiritual and musical voices of the civil rights movement. They covered contemporary pop hits with positive messages, including Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and a version of Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth."

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