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Mavis Staples Takes You There In New HBO Documentary 'Mavis!'

Mavis’ voice isn’t Sunday morning. It’s not easy like a spring breeze or a walk in the park at sunset. Mavis’ voice is hearty, robust, sometimes scratchy and always potent, and while our parents may know of the importance and musical necessity it is to have The Staple Singers in their iTunes playlist, Jessica Edwards HBO documentary Mavis! introduces the spunky and charming singer to the Snapchat generation, proving she had keys way before Khaled.

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