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Mavis Staples

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Albums from Frederick Knight, William Bell, Margie Joseph, Mavis Staples and Johnny Taylor

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 26 June 1976

The Sorry Stax story ...

Mavis Staples: Children, It's A Brand New Day

Report and Interview by Jim Farber, Spin, April 1989

THE LATEST Prince protégé is not some 20-year-old babe done up in lingerie and stilettos. It's righteous, 48-year-old pop/gospel legend Mavis Staples: a woman holy ...

Mavis Staples: Time Waits For No One (Paisley Park)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 10 June 1989

NINETEEN EIGHTY nine has been a year for bumping into old friends, what with the spate of reissues, relaunched careers, and general rehabilitation. Back in ...

Mavis Staples: My Prince Has Come

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 5 August 1989

After years in the doldrums MAVIS STAPLES, one of the female voices is back. A phone call from Prince resulted in a new album Time ...

Prince: Batman (Warner Bros.); Mavis Staples: Time Waits for No One (Paisley Park)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, September 1989

Batty Prince, Torn Between Good and Evil ...

Mavis Staples: A Voice Like No Other...

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 28 September 1993

Times were tough for Mavis Staples in the years when she and her family didn't have a deal... and then along came Prince and signed ...

Prince & The New Power Generation/Mavis Staples/The Steeles: Wembley Arena and Bagley's Warehouse, King's Cross Freight Depot, London

Live Review by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 28 September 1993

THE MAN KNOWS no bounds. Having already performed a half hour show for the BBC that morning, Prince was intent on ending his European tour ...

The Staple Singers: God's Greatest Hitmakers

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Carpenter, Goldmine, 30 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 ...

Pops Staples

Interview by 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 ...

Stax: The Stax Story

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, March 2001

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

Mavis Staples: The Long and Winding Road

Retrospective and Interview by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 16 July 2004

From the civil rights movement to a collaboration with Prince, former Stax artist Mavis Staples has taken us there. ...

Starting All Over Again: Stax's 50th at the Orpheum, Memphis

Live Review by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 28 June 2007

Glorious past and uncertain future of Stax on stage at the Orpheum ...

Mavis Staples Is for the Children

Report and Interview by Amy Linden, The Village Voice, 12 January 2011

MAVIS STAPLES digs her some younger men, but she'd rather lead them to the studio than the bedroom. "I think it really makes for a ...

Mavis Staples: One True Vine

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 25 June 2013

"SOME HOLY GHOST KEEPS ME HANGING ON," Mavis Staples intones over and over a loosely strummed acoustic guitar, world-weary yet resolved on the opening track ...

Mavis Staples: Union Chapel, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 11 June 2014

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME," Mavis Staples sings vampily. "How old am I? Sixteen years old." In fact, she turned 75 today, but 16 feels about ...

The music doc Mavis! lets the powerful performances do the talking

Film/DVD/TV Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 16 March 2015

LIKE THE MARYLAND Film Festival, the South by Southwest Film Festival follows each screening by a discussion with the movie's creative team. After SXSW presented ...

see also Rick Holmstrom

see also Staple Singers, The


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