Staples Singers http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Mavis Staples Bio Gives Unprecedented Insight Into The Singer And Her Family http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mavis-staples-bio-gives-unprecedented-insight-singer-and-her-family <p>Despite a musical career that has spanned decades and provided inspiration for the civil rights movement, until recently the only information available about the Staple Singers was from interviews, articles and songs.</p><p>A new biography by Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot changes all that by providing the back story of the musical family in book form for the first time. With a nod to two hit songs, the book is titled “I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway.”</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:38:17 +0000 Camille Phillips 33311 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mavis Staples Bio Gives Unprecedented Insight Into The Singer And Her Family