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Roebuck 'Pops' Staples (1914–2000)

Roebuck 'Pops' Staples was born on December 28, 1914 in Winona, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Oceola Staples. He died on December 19, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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The Help
The Help Soundtrack
Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog Pops Staples
Selma Soundtrack
Come Early Morning
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 2015 Mavis! (Documentary) (performer: "Pops' Instrumental", "Pops Staples", "Friendship") / (writer: "Uncloudy Day", "Pops' Instrumental", "Freedom Highway", "Help Me Jesus", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Wish I Had Answered", "Pops Staples", "Friendship")
 2014 Selma (writer: "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" - as Roebuck Staples)
 2014 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (Documentary) (writer: "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" - as Roebuck 'Pops' Staples)
 2014 Take Me to the River (Documentary) (writer: "Freedom Highway", "Wish I Had Answered")
 2013 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011-2012 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2011 The Help (writer: "Don't Knock" - as Roebuck Staples)
 2009 Street Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 Come Early Morning (performer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples) / (writer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2003 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "Good Old Shoe" - as Pops Staples)
 1997 Soul in the Hole (Documentary) (arranger: "What Are They Doing?" - as R. Staples)
 1986 True Stories (performer: "Papa Legba")
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1965 Dave's Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
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The Staple Singers | Pops Staples

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