I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway

I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway

“A biography that will send readers back to the music of Mavis and the Staple Singers with deepened appreciation and a renewed spirit of discovery” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)—from the acclaimed music journalist and author featured prominently in the new HBO documentary Mavis!

This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. One of the most enduring… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


It’s as warm and meaningful, I imagine, as a late-night dinner around the Staples’ family table would have been.

Instead of a straightforward recounting, Kot shows why the exotic sound of Staples, and inevitably Mavis, endures.

I'll Take You There is a biography that's well worth the heavenly journey.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (January 21, 2014)

Collection: Scribner

Parent ISBN: 9781451647860

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 11.9 MB

Language: English


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