This day (July 10, 1939), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Mavis Staples, an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family’s band.Mavis Staples
Touch A Hand, Make A Friend (2019) . No Time For Cryin (2018) . If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) (2017) . I’ll Take You There (2014) . Far Celestial Shores (2013) . w/ Jeff Tweedy – Wrote A Song For Everyone . The Weight (2011) . Eyes On The Prize (2007) . w/ Joss Stone – I’Ll Take You There (2005) . Hard Times Come Again No More (2004) . Oh Holy Night (1994) . A House Is Not A Home (At Night Music) . Staple Singers – Reach Out, Touch A Hand, Make A Friend (1981) . Staple Singers – I’Ll Take You There (1973) . The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself (1972) .
You Are Not Alone . Can You Get To That . Holy Ghost . Every Step . Eyes On The Prize . Jesus Wept . I Like The Things About Me . Far celestial shore . Don’t Knock . What Are They Doing In Heaven TODAY .
 The Staple Singers – that is Mavis Staples leading plus father Pops, sister Cleotha and brother Pervis – backed by Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr. are in Ghana for a special film project. >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>
 No Doubt, Dave Grohl & Norah Jones, Steven Tyler, James Taylor & Mavis Staples. They will honor Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center in Washington DC >> 22 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Dr. John performs after Mavis Staples at Toronto Jazz Fest in Toronto, Canada >> 5 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Mavis Staples and her band will set the stage on fire at Sweetwater Music Hall & Café in Mill Valley, California >> 17 MINUTES on rvm >>
 Mavis Staples and her band perform at Moulin Blues in Ospel, The Netherlands >> 26 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Bruce Hornsby, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, My Morning Jacket, Roger Waters and many more gather for Love for Levon, a tribute to the recently departed Band’s drummer, Levon Helm at Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey >> 134 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Mavis Staples and her band will set the stage on fire at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont >> 36 MINUTES on RVM >>
 David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson and more. They will all celebrate Joan Baez Birthday at the Beacon Theatre in New York City >> 138 MINUTES on RVM >>
Wikipedia : This day (July 10, 1939 ), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Mavis Staples, an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family’s band.Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples : “The phrasing, the tempos, the arrangements are different, but the messages are the same things I’ve been saying down through the years. They’re about the world today—poverty, jobs, welfare, all of that—and making it feel better through these songs.
@allmusic : Staples teamed up with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy as producer for 2010’s You Are Not Alone, which won the 2011 Grammy Award in the category of Best Americana Album.
@last.fm : Staples has a rich contralto voice that has neither the range of Aretha Franklin nor the power of Patti LaBelle. Her otherworldly power comes instead from a masterful command of phrasing and a deep-seated sensuality expressed through timbre manipulation.