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The Staples Story

Tony Cummings, Black Music, March 1974

IT ISN'T hard to imagine. A concert hall staging an "Authentic Blues Festival". Paul Oliver would make the introduction for the adoring crowd of earnest young men clutching Blues Unlimited and Steve Grossman's blues guitar manual: "Ladies and gentlemen, a big hand for that legendary Mississippi blues man — Roebuck Staples!"

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