I'll Take You There

I'll Take You There

Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the Music That Shaped the Civil Rights Era

Paperback - 2014
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Recounts the life and achievements of the lead singer of the Staple Singers, revealing how her family fused diverse musical genres to transcend racism and oppression through song, and discussing her collaborations with fellow artists and her impact on civil rights culture.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014.
ISBN: 9781451647860
1451647867
Characteristics: x, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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