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"She was a Staples Singer, but she didn't sing," said the group's founder, Roebuck, Mrs. They are best known for their 1970s hits "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There", "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)", and "Let's Do It Again". Family members linked to this person will appear here. , The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2018. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. 1935), and Mavis (b. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. In 1976, they collaborated with The Band for their film The Last Waltz, performing on the song "The Weight" (which The Staple Singers had previously covered on their first Stax album). Share this memorial using social media sites or email. 1939). Drag images here or select from your computer for Oceola “Mom” Staples memorial. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1972. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial.
"And she was always there after a tour or concert with our favorite meal.
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Their late 1971 recording of "Respect Yourself", written by Luther Ingram and Mack Rice, peaked at number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
 Mavis Staples has continued to carry on the family tradition and continues to add her vocal talents to both the projects of other artists and her own solo ventures.  In 1973, "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" reached number 9 on the Hot 100 and number one on the R&B chart. While the family name is Staples, the group used "Staple" commercially. Cleotha Staples was born April 11, 1934, in Drew, Miss., the first child of Pops and his wife, Oceola. Roebuck and Oceola's children, son Pervis and daughters, Mavis and Yvonne, were born in Chicago.
The Staples Singers in 1999. Staples and her husband were affectionately called "Mom" and "Pop" by family and friends. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. "She was a Staples Singer, but she didn't sing," said the group's founder, Roebuck, Mrs. First child to Roebuck "Pops" Staples and his wife Oceola Staples, Cleotha was born in Drew, Mississippi, in 1934.  Their first public singing appearance was at the Mount Zion Church, Chicago, where Roebuck's brother, the Rev. Pervis, far left; Cleotha, second from left; Pops, center; Mavis, second from right; and Yvonne, far right.
The 1984 album Turning Point featured a cover of the Talking Heads' "Slippery People" (it reached the Top 5 on the Dance chart).
Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Staples said his wife's favorite was "On a Cloudy Day. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? In 1972, "I'll Take You There" topped both Billboard charts.  During their early career, they recorded in an acoustic gospel-folk style with various labels: United Records, Vee-Jay Records (their "Uncloudy Day" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"  Roebuck and Oceola's children, son Pervis and daughters, Mavis and Yvonne, were born in Chicago.
They became unlikely pop stars after they were signed by Stax Records in the late 1960s.  After Cropper left Stax, Al Bell produced their recordings, conducting the rhythm sessions at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and cutting the overdubs himself with engineer/musician Terry Manning at Memphis's Ardent Studios, moving in a more funk and soul direction. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Oceola “Mom” Staples I found on Findagrave.com. Please contact Find a Grave at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help resetting your password.
Pops Staples died of complications from a concussion suffered in December 2000. A system error has occurred. "—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.
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Staples grew up near Winona, Mississippi, and as a boy was impressed by local blues guitarists such as Charlie Patton, who lived on a neighbouring plantation. First child to Roebuck "Pops" Staples and his wife Oceola Staples, Cleotha was born in Drew, Mississippi, in 1934.
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Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. "She helped us with costumes and she took care of everything, all the details. Adopting a more contemporary sound and focusing on social rather than explicitly religious messages, they had a string of Top 40 hits, including “I’ll Take You There,” which spent a week at No. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab.
The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group.
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There is a problem with your email/password. In 1968, the Staple Singers signed to Stax Records and released two albums with Steve Cropper—Soul Folk in Action and We'll Get Over, Pervis returning for them. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. Two years later, the family moved to Chicago. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5.
Both hits sold over one million copies and were each awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America. She even made sure the children carried themselves well," her husband said. Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, USA. "Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Cleotha, Yvonne and Mavis; a son, Pervis; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Resend Activation Email.
"And she worked at night as a supervisor at the Morrison Hotel, and I baby-sat. Oceola Staples, 69, the only member of the gospel and contemporary song Staples Singers who did not appear on stage, died in her Dolton home. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button.
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Cleotha Staples died in Chicago on February 21, 2013, at the age of 78, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for over a decade. In 1999, The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yvonne Staples was born in Chicago, the middle daughter of Roebuck "Pops" and Oceola Staples.  The family began appearing in Chicago-area churches in 1948.
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The song "Respect Yourself" was used by Spike Lee in the soundtrack to his movie Crooklyn, made in 1994. "I worked during the day, and she baby-sat," said Roebuck. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. —The Best of the Staples Singers review in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981). Staples performance certainly helped add to the mission.
 They were also honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail in Drew, Mississippi. Year should not be greater than current year. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. That's when I taught the kids to sing. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.  Yvonne Staples died on April 10, 2018 at the age of 80. That was when Mrs. "Born in Louisville, Miss., Mrs.
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Try again. Try again later. He said that Ms. This account has been disabled. The family began appearing in Chicago-areachurches in 1948. In 2005, the group was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  They signed their first professional contract in 1952.
Staples and all his children except Cynthia began performing professionally and recording after singing together in church in 1948. "She was our encouragement and our backbone. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Please try again later. Make sure that the file is a photo. However, they were not able to regain their momentum, releasing only occasional minor hits.
Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. But she didn't join the Staples Singers until … Staples quit her job. After Stax's 1975 bankruptcy, The Staple Singers signed to Curtis Mayfield's label, Curtom Records, and released "Let's Do It Again", produced by Mayfield; the song became their second number-one pop hit in the U.S., and the album was also successful.
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recounts the history of The Staple Singers and follows Mavis Staples' solo career after Pops Staples' death. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. Staples' husband of 53 years.
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