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Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples was born on July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »
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 2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- George Clooney/Governor Jeb Bush/Mavis Staples & Friends (2015) ... (performer: "Everyday People" - uncredited)
 2015 Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Day 2: Part 2 (2015) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ruslan Denisov (No. 67) (2015) ... (performer: "Every Step" - uncredited)
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (performer: "Can You Get to That")
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "The Weight")
 2011 The Help (performer: "Don't Knock")
 2011 Conan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Mystery Wrapped Inside a Calzone (2011) ... (performer: "Creep Along Moses" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tony Blair/Mavis Staples/Jeff Tweedy (2010) ... (performer: "Wrote a Song for Everyone" - uncredited)
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.113 (2010) ... (performer: "Only the Lord Knows")
 2008 The Family That Preys (performer: "Have A Little Faith")
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (performer: "THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE")
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (arranger: "Eyes on the Prize") / (performer: "Eyes on the Prize")
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Profiler, Profiled (2006) ... ("In Times Like These")
 2006 Off the Black (performer: "Ain't That Good")
 2003 Tarnation (Documentary) (performer: "Now Many Times")
 1990 Graffiti Bridge (performer: "Melody Cool", "Graffiti Bridge")
 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (performer: "Christmas Vacation")
 1986 Wildcats (performer: "Show Me How It Works")
 1977 A Piece of the Action (performer: "Chocolate City", "Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid", "Orientation", "A Piece Of The Action", "Good Lovin' Daddy", "'Til Blossoms Bloom", "Koochie, Koochie, Koochie", "Getting Deeper")
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Other Works:

CD: "Only for the Lonely" (Fantasy) See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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My grandmother gave me switches because I was singing the blues in school when I was six years old. She got one of my legs, and every lick she said,'You.Don't.Sing.Blues.In.This.Family.You.Sing.Church.Songs. See more »


Ranked #57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll See more »

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