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Critically acclaimed biographer and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot presents the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples--lead singer of the Staples Singers. Fusing gospel, folk, and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song, Staples' message-oriented soul music became a sound track to the civil rights movement. Featuring intimate stories from Staples' sixty year career, Kot's fascinating biography illuminates a legendary singer during a historic period of change in America.
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