Debuting last night on HBO, a documentary titled, Mavis! about Staple Singers’s lead, Mavis Staples.

The film is getting kudos from many sources, including the Daily Beast, which proclaims, “50 Years Before Beyoncé’s Black Lives Matter Anthem, Mavis Staples Led a Movement.”

Staples, released a new album, Livin’ on a High Note last month.

9781451647860_c05baThe author of the following book on the group is featured on the documentary.

I’ll Take You There:
Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the Music That Shaped the Civil Rights Era, Greg Kot

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