Tag Archives: Mavis Staples

President Obama | 2106 Kennedy Center Honors Reception

This is the President Obama’s last Kennedy Center Honors Reception. Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, James Taylor, and The Eagles THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

For all the victims and the families of Hurricane Matthew. “Hard Times Come Again No More” Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears, While we all sup sorrow with the poor; There’s a song that will … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

Have a Blessed Sunday, Everyone FEATURED SOUND FILE: Sit Down Servant-STAPLES YRICS: SIT DOWN SERVANT One Group Member – Woh oh oh oh, sit down Soloist – Now now now now no Group –Sit down! Soloist –Woh oh oh, please … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

Happy Sunday, everyone! Mavis Staples performed “We Shall Overcome” at the Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. In 1963, with their celebrity rising thanks to a nationwide folk and blues … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

“Oh Happy Day” is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969, reaching US #4 and UK #2 on the pop charts. It has since … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group. Roebuck “Pops” Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (b. 1934), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

“Oh Happy Day” is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969, reaching US #4 and UK #2 on the pop charts. It has since … Continue reading

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