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Mavis Staples In Concert

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Mavis Staples On World Cafe

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'I'll Take You There': The Staple Singers' Rise From Church To Fame

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Mavis Staples performs with The Roots at the Climate Rally on the National Mall on April 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

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World Cafe Looks Back: Blues And Gospel

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Mavis Staples: Newport Folk 2011

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Listen Now

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Hear An Interview With Newport Folk Festival Producer Jay Sweet

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Mavis Staples in Studio on World Cafe 1/19/09

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