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The Staple Singers: Working for the Lord

David Burke, Vintage Rock, March 2017

THE STAPLE SINGERS were Americana before the term was even coined. They may have emerged from the gospel tradition, but the Chicago family – father Pops, son Pervis and daughters Cleotha, Yvonne and Mavis – embraced country, funk, folk, rock'n'roll and R&B over a career spanning five decades, selling some 30 million records worldwide and exerting a profound influence on the likes of Bob Dylan and Prince.

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