Mavis Staples And Jeff Tweedy Complete A Family Circle

February 15, 2015 12:03 PM

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More than 15 years ago, Roebuck "Pops" Staples started recording his final album with his daughters, Mavis, Cleotha and Yvonne of the gospel-R&B family act The Staple Singers. Pops was ailing, but his voice was strong.

In time he became too weak to finish the album, and one day he called Mavis to his sickbed and asked her to play him rough recording. She left him alone with the music, and when she came back, he smiled and told her, "Mavis, don't lose this."

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