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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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 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 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:

Sang on The Blind Boys of Alabama CD "Go Tell It on the Mountain", 2003. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

We can't get off the stage without singing 'The Weight'. How many times have we sang 'I'll Take You There'? If you leave without singing it, people will just keep clapping until you do. See more »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Cancer

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