Mavis Staples

Last updated on 2017-08-04T11:07+0300.

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Mavis Staples said ( about Jeff Tweedy ) : “Jeff Tweedy and his family, we’re family now. His sons, they call me grandma. I love it,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Every time I’d hear the news, they would drop this sentence in every other line: ‘We’re all in this together.’ And I said to myself, ‘We have a song that’s saying just that…’ Every time I’d hear someone say, ‘We’re all in this together,’ I’d start singing it,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor and I wonder which way I should go. It’s been sad and it’s been anger. But it’s what we have to live through right now and I’m holding on,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “One time, they called us to come to The Bitter End - that was a club. And I told Pops, ‘Daddy, I’m not going into that club. Sister Mahalia Jackson don’t sing in clubs. So I’m not going there.’ And he said, ‘Mavis… listen, baby. I’m not going to steer you wrong. I know Sister Mahalia Jackson won’t go in the club, but we have to take the gospel music to the club. We have to take the church to them.’ And I said, ‘Oh… OK, dad. I’ll go,’” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples recalled : “She lived with us. She walked through one night - we would always be sitting on the floor in a circle rehearsing - and she said, ‘You all sound pretty good! I believe I want you all to sing at my church Sunday.’ And we were so happy we’d be singing somewhere other than on the living room floor,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “So what happened at Aunt Katie’s church was Vivian Carter was there. Vivian Carter had Vee-Jay Records. And she called Pops the next day and said, ‘Staples, you and those children need to be on records…’ And Pops said, ‘No, Vivian. I’m not letting my children make no records. Because I don’t know nothing about those records.’ So he started asking around and Sister Mahalia Jackson, The Soul Stirrers, they would give him good information,” “Pops waited. Because when we worked in the church, I was only about 9 years old. And he waited. But he called Vivian and told her, ‘Ok, Vivian. I’m gonna let my children make this record now.’ And we went in the studio and we recorded Uncloudy Day .’ And that’s what got us started” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples asked : “I know people feel down and mishearted but you have to continue to hold onto your faith. Hold onto hope. If we don’t, what do we got?” “When I get ready to close the show, I let the people know that when you come out in the morning, if you’re going to work or school or wherever, if you walk into someone, put a smile on your face. Just be kind! You’ll feel so much better about yourself when you see that person smile back at you” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Martin Luther King ) : “I’ve learned from Dr. King to just hold on and keep pushing - don’t give up. If you fall down, pick yourself up, brush off and keep going,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples explique : "La chanson parle de ce que nous traversons maintenant, tout le monde est dans le même bateau, qu'on le veuille ou non" External link

franceinfo Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "The song speaks to what we're going through right now -- everyone is in this together, whether you like it or not," External link

upi Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I done talked to Pops about it,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “He knows that I’m happy and he’s happy for me,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “This is the first song we wrote when we joined the movement,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “One day, we were marching and singing and the police caught up with us,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Dr. King: When we first met him in 1962 and he acknowledged us, I felt so proud that we would sing before he would speak,” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “His favorite song was ‘Why Am I Treated So Bad,’” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Mahalia Jackson ) : “Sister Mahalia Jackson was my first hero,” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples recalled : “I said, ‘Daddy, who was that?’” “This lady’s voice would go all through me, and she came out to be a friend, my idol and my teacher” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We couldn’t stay in hotels, couldn’t drink out of water fountains and that was something for me to see as a young girl,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We witnessed young boys in the next car, they would bump into us and try to run us off the highway,” “Pops, he lived through that as a boy, so he would run our car right back into them” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples recalled : “We let Cleedi be the spokeperson,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Cleedi told her right away, ‘We can’t take these,’” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “There was a family that would rent out rooms to the black entertainers, so that’s where we were at the time,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “That was the most frightening time in my career,” “I thought I wasn’t ever going to see my mother” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I’m the last one here, so I have to keep going,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “This is the reason why I continue to sing my message songs, my freedom songs,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I am so thrilled to receive the Rock Hall Honors tribute,” External link

cleveland Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Mavis Staples ) : “For me to now come back on my own as a solo artist to receive this honor is just beyond belief and I know my father, Pops Staples, would be so proud,” External link

cleveland Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We would march and we would sing. We’d march every day and sing this song,” External link

forbes Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We would march and we would sing. We’d march every day and sing this song,” External link

forbes Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples : “I can take it off and let you wear it, if you like” External link

heraldscotland Friday, June 28, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "I'm supposed to be going on in," "But I'm coming on out" External link

CBSnews Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "I saw those little girls standing there. They just want a ride on the slide," External link

CBSnews Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples declares : "I'm a fighter, I'm a lover," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "We've got more work to do, so I'm going to keep on getting stronger and keep on delivering my message every single day," External link

minnesota-publicradio Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples tells : “There are just a couple that I wasn't familiar with,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples says : “I must be the happiest girl in the world,” External link

eurweb Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Martin Luther King ) : “I walked beside Dr. King, and I sang songs for him,” External link

CBSnews Monday, December 19, 2016 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples told : “This is a joyous day. It’s the best Christmas present!” External link

arabtimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples told : "This is a joyous day. It's the best Christmas present!" External link

afp-en Monday, December 5, 2016 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I have traveled all over the world, but I haven’t found a place that I would stay but Chicago,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, December 5, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples told : "This is a joyous day. It's the best Christmas present!" External link

afp-en Monday, December 5, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples told ( about John F Kennedy ) : "I never dreamed I would be honored. I'm just an unknown gospel singer. And they're honoring me at the Kennedy Center? Lord have mercy," External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "Since I've been on this tour, I said, 'Bobby, I miss you so much, I wanted to see you.' He said, you could have seen me every day if you'd married me," "He cracked me up, saying that" External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples says : "Pops was something else, I tell you," External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 1:49:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
singer82.61%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
actor2.17%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
activist8.70%EN01/24/201724/01/2017
pianist4.35%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
host1.09%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
chanteuse1.09%FR06/23/201623/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Mavis StaplesEN84.83%
Mavis StaplesFR8.99%
Mavis StaplesPT3.93%
Mavis StaplesNL2.25%


 
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Mavis Staples

Last updated on 2017-08-04T11:07+0300.

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Quotes... Extracted quotes from

Mavis Staples said ( about Jeff Tweedy ) : “Jeff Tweedy and his family, we’re family now. His sons, they call me grandma. I love it,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Every time I’d hear the news, they would drop this sentence in every other line: ‘We’re all in this together.’ And I said to myself, ‘We have a song that’s saying just that…’ Every time I’d hear someone say, ‘We’re all in this together,’ I’d start singing it,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor and I wonder which way I should go. It’s been sad and it’s been anger. But it’s what we have to live through right now and I’m holding on,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “One time, they called us to come to The Bitter End - that was a club. And I told Pops, ‘Daddy, I’m not going into that club. Sister Mahalia Jackson don’t sing in clubs. So I’m not going there.’ And he said, ‘Mavis… listen, baby. I’m not going to steer you wrong. I know Sister Mahalia Jackson won’t go in the club, but we have to take the gospel music to the club. We have to take the church to them.’ And I said, ‘Oh… OK, dad. I’ll go,’” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples recalled : “She lived with us. She walked through one night - we would always be sitting on the floor in a circle rehearsing - and she said, ‘You all sound pretty good! I believe I want you all to sing at my church Sunday.’ And we were so happy we’d be singing somewhere other than on the living room floor,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “So what happened at Aunt Katie’s church was Vivian Carter was there. Vivian Carter had Vee-Jay Records. And she called Pops the next day and said, ‘Staples, you and those children need to be on records…’ And Pops said, ‘No, Vivian. I’m not letting my children make no records. Because I don’t know nothing about those records.’ So he started asking around and Sister Mahalia Jackson, The Soul Stirrers, they would give him good information,” “Pops waited. Because when we worked in the church, I was only about 9 years old. And he waited. But he called Vivian and told her, ‘Ok, Vivian. I’m gonna let my children make this record now.’ And we went in the studio and we recorded Uncloudy Day .’ And that’s what got us started” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples asked : “I know people feel down and mishearted but you have to continue to hold onto your faith. Hold onto hope. If we don’t, what do we got?” “When I get ready to close the show, I let the people know that when you come out in the morning, if you’re going to work or school or wherever, if you walk into someone, put a smile on your face. Just be kind! You’ll feel so much better about yourself when you see that person smile back at you” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Martin Luther King ) : “I’ve learned from Dr. King to just hold on and keep pushing - don’t give up. If you fall down, pick yourself up, brush off and keep going,” External link

forbes Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples explique : "La chanson parle de ce que nous traversons maintenant, tout le monde est dans le même bateau, qu'on le veuille ou non" External link

franceinfo Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "The song speaks to what we're going through right now -- everyone is in this together, whether you like it or not," External link

upi Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I done talked to Pops about it,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “He knows that I’m happy and he’s happy for me,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “This is the first song we wrote when we joined the movement,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “One day, we were marching and singing and the police caught up with us,” External link

cleveland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Dr. King: When we first met him in 1962 and he acknowledged us, I felt so proud that we would sing before he would speak,” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “His favorite song was ‘Why Am I Treated So Bad,’” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Mahalia Jackson ) : “Sister Mahalia Jackson was my first hero,” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples recalled : “I said, ‘Daddy, who was that?’” “This lady’s voice would go all through me, and she came out to be a friend, my idol and my teacher” External link

cleveland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We couldn’t stay in hotels, couldn’t drink out of water fountains and that was something for me to see as a young girl,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We witnessed young boys in the next car, they would bump into us and try to run us off the highway,” “Pops, he lived through that as a boy, so he would run our car right back into them” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples recalled : “We let Cleedi be the spokeperson,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “Cleedi told her right away, ‘We can’t take these,’” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “There was a family that would rent out rooms to the black entertainers, so that’s where we were at the time,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “That was the most frightening time in my career,” “I thought I wasn’t ever going to see my mother” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I’m the last one here, so I have to keep going,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “This is the reason why I continue to sing my message songs, my freedom songs,” External link

cleveland Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I am so thrilled to receive the Rock Hall Honors tribute,” External link

cleveland Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Mavis Staples ) : “For me to now come back on my own as a solo artist to receive this honor is just beyond belief and I know my father, Pops Staples, would be so proud,” External link

cleveland Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We would march and we would sing. We’d march every day and sing this song,” External link

forbes Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “We would march and we would sing. We’d march every day and sing this song,” External link

forbes Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples : “I can take it off and let you wear it, if you like” External link

heraldscotland Friday, June 28, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "I'm supposed to be going on in," "But I'm coming on out" External link

CBSnews Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "I saw those little girls standing there. They just want a ride on the slide," External link

CBSnews Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples declares : "I'm a fighter, I'm a lover," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "We've got more work to do, so I'm going to keep on getting stronger and keep on delivering my message every single day," External link

minnesota-publicradio Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples tells : “There are just a couple that I wasn't familiar with,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples says : “I must be the happiest girl in the world,” External link

eurweb Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said ( about Martin Luther King ) : “I walked beside Dr. King, and I sang songs for him,” External link

CBSnews Monday, December 19, 2016 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples told : “This is a joyous day. It’s the best Christmas present!” External link

arabtimes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples told : "This is a joyous day. It's the best Christmas present!" External link

afp-en Monday, December 5, 2016 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples said : “I have traveled all over the world, but I haven’t found a place that I would stay but Chicago,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, December 5, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples told : "This is a joyous day. It's the best Christmas present!" External link

afp-en Monday, December 5, 2016 7:59:00 AM EAT

Mavis Staples told ( about John F Kennedy ) : "I never dreamed I would be honored. I'm just an unknown gospel singer. And they're honoring me at the Kennedy Center? Lord have mercy," External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples said : "Since I've been on this tour, I said, 'Bobby, I miss you so much, I wanted to see you.' He said, you could have seen me every day if you'd married me," "He cracked me up, saying that" External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mavis Staples says : "Pops was something else, I tell you," External link

latimes Friday, February 27, 2015 1:49:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
singer82.61%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
actor2.17%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
activist8.70%EN01/24/201724/01/2017
pianist4.35%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
host1.09%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
chanteuse1.09%FR06/23/201623/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Mavis StaplesEN84.83%
Mavis StaplesFR8.99%
Mavis StaplesPT3.93%
Mavis StaplesNL2.25%


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