Mavis Staples Is One of Music's Most Endearing, Uplifting Characters
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:39 AM
At 74, Mavis Staples is still a tiny dynamo of gospel-soul-blues vocalizing. Best known for her righteous emoting on motivational Staple Singers classics like “I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” and “Freedom Highway,” Mavis has enjoyed a late-career resurgence with production help from Jeff Tweedy...