Published on July 10th, 2018 | by Nicole Vear
Happy Birthday to Soul/Gospel/R&B Legend Mavis Staples!
Today is the birthday of musical icon Mavis Staples. The young girl with the raspy voice and depth beyond conventional years, has throughout the decades been the spiritual soundtrack to social moments and movements. Highly respected by her peers and around the world for her dignified and signified righteousness, Mavis proves that gutsy, conscientious and spiritually defined music universally resonates. As one fifth of her musical family The Staples Singers, Mavis has kept her legacy and that of her family alive and stomping. She says in the beginning of the documentary “Mavis!” about her life “I’ll stop singing when I have nothing left to say … and that ain’t gonna happen” – and we are here for it.