She is Legend. Mavis Staples with Ry Cooder
With all the talk in tribute to B.B. King lately, I've been immersed in some blues, not the least of which is the music of the legendary Chicago born Mavis Staples – a member of the Staples Singers (her family band which was huge in the 60s and 70s gospel circuit, led by Pops Staples and featuring daughters Mavis, Yvonne, Cleotha, and son Pervis). Mavis Staples performed at the 33rd Kennedy Center Honors, singing in tribute to Paul McCartney. In 2011, she won her first Grammy for Best Americana...