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Pops Staples

Geoffrey Himes, Oxford American, July 1998

THE STAPLE Singers didn't get started until ten years after the family patriarch, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, moved the clan from Winona, Mississippi, to Chicago in 1936. His children grew up in the North and learned to sing there, and yet they ended up echoing the deep Southern timbre of their father.

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