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The Staple Singers/Linda Lewis: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, February 1974

IF ANYONE ever asked for a definition of soul, the best advice you could give them would be to go to a concert by the ...

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The Staple Singers

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, January 1972

IF I HAD to select the most satisfying thing to me personally of 1972 (within the realms of our music!), I would be more than ...

The Staple Singers: Soft Sounds That Burn Deep

Profile by Roger St. Pierre, NME, June 1972

JAMAICAN SINGERS have yet to follow up their undoubted success in Britain with a similar impact in the States but neverthelless reggae is making a ...

Wattstax

Live Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, September 1972

THE whole idea of WATTSTAX '72 was splendid. It enabled more than 100,000 people to attend a seven hour concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum ...

Stephen Stills, The Impressions, The Staple Singers, Tom Rush albums

Review by Loraine Alterman, New York Times, September 1972

Stephen Stills: Manassas (Atlantic); The Impressions: Times Have Changed (Curtom); The Staple Singers: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (Stax); Tom Rush: Merrimack County (Columbia) ...

The Staple Singers: Let's Do It Again

Review by Cliff White, NME, December 1975

IF MAYFIELD'S lyrics are anything to go by, this film must be whole lots of scenes of funky loving in which they do it again ...

California Soul Hits The Big Apple

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, April 1976

A special report by David Nathan on the on-stage and behind-the-scenes activities at Warner Brothers' special "California Soul" series of concerts during end of February ...

The Staple Singers

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, April 1976

ONE OF the most welcome sights of recent months has been the re-appearance in the pop and R&B charts of that much-loved and extra-soulful family ...

Curtis Mayfield: The Creative Mastermind

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, December 1976

TO TRY and describe Curtis Mayfield's enormous contribution to the music world would take far more adjectives than we have at our disposal. ...

The Staple Singers: Muscle Shoals Revisited

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, January 1979

IT CAN'T be coincidence that the minute the Staples return to Muscle Shoals, they come away with their best selling album since the last time ...

The Staple Singers: God's Greatest Hitmakers

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, August 1996

THERE'S NO question about it. Forget the Winans or the Hawkins Family, the Staple Singers are the most widely known, best-selling gospel group of all ...

It's All Over Now: A Farewell to Pops

Obituary by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

Roebuck ‘Pops’ Staples, patriarch of gospel-soul family group the Staple Singers, died on Tuesday, December 19. Possessor of a light, understated harmony voice and distinctive ...

Stax: The Stax Story

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, March 2001

Four-disc overview for the label that brought you sweet soul music ...

I'll Take You There: The Everlasting Legacy of the Staple Singers

Retrospective by Andria Lisle, MOJO, April 2001

The drive from Memphis to Drew, Mississippi, is a treacherous one even today. Highway 61 will take you as far south as Clarksdale, before you ...

Wattstax

Retrospective by Richie Unterberger, MOJO, July 2004

THE BIGGEST soul concert ever was about to end in a riot. ...

The Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1955 - 1984

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2004

The greatest gospel group of all time? Lordy, yes! ...

Freedom Song

Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, May 2008

David Burke talks to the indefatigable Mavis Staples ...

see also Pop Staples

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