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  Scandal (TV Series) (1 episode, 2013) (performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2015)
- Heavy Is the Head (2015) ... (performer: "We the People" - uncredited)
- One for the Dog (2013) ... ("Be What You Are", uncredited)
- Sweet Baby (2012) ... (performer: "Respect Yourself" - uncredited)
 2015 Stonewall (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2014 Selma (performer: "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)")
 2014 We Are Many (Documentary) (performer: "IF YOU'RE READY (COME GO WITH ME)")
 2014 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2014 Love Child (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (performer: "The Weight")
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Locked Room (2014) ... (performer: "Stand By Me")
 2013 Suits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unfinished Business (2013) ... (performer: "Respect Yourself" - uncredited)
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2011 The Loving Story (Documentary) (performer: "Slow Train" written by nm0188936 & nm2975076)
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nobody's Home/Unknown Soldier (2010) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There" - uncredited)
 2010 Secretariat (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2010 The Big C (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "I'll take you there' - uncredited)
 2008 House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Lie (2008) ... (performer: "Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas")
 2007 American Gangster (performer: "I'll Take You There" (1972))
 2007 Sicko (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2007 Pride (performer: "I'LL TAKE YOU THERE")
 2007 Talk to Me (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (performer: "Got to Be Some Changes Made")
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "Help Me Jesus")
 2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love")
 2004 Mr 3000 (performer: "Respect Yourself")
 2004 Along Came Polly (performer: "LET'S DO IT AGAIN")
 2002 Barbershop (performer: "I'll Take You There")
  Boston Public (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Chapter Seventeen (2001) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There") / (writer: "I'll Take You There")
 2000 The '70s (TV Movie) (performer: "Respect Yourself" - uncredited)
 1999 Edtv (performer: "This World")
 1997 A Brother's Kiss (performer: "I'll Take You There" (1972))
 1997 Private Parts (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1997 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Who's Handsome? (1997) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There" - uncredited)
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina (performer: "Be Careful Of The Stones That You Throw")
 1996 Larger Than Life (performer: "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend")
 1995 Casino (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1995 Now and Then (performer: "Respect Yourself")
 1994 Crooklyn (performer: "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There")
 1990 Ode to G.I. Joe (Short) (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1986 Children of a Lesser God (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (performer: "The Weight" - as The Staples)
 1975 Let's Do It Again (performer: "Let's Do It Again", "Funky Love", "A Whole Lot Of Love", "New Orleans", "I Want To Thank You", "Big Mac" - uncredited)
 1974 The Klansman (performer: "The Good Christian People")
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary) (performer: "Oh La De Da", "We The People", "Respect Yourself")
 1971 Soul to Soul (Documentary) (performer: "When Will We Get Paid", "Are You Sure")
 1969-1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.21 (1971) ... (performer: "More Than a Hammer and a Nail", "Old-Time Religon", "When the Saints Go Marching In")
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (performer: "We'll Get Over It")
 1970 The Landlord (performer: "Brand New Day", "God Bless the Children")
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