The Staple Singers are American gospel and R&B royalty, and have been called “God’s greatest hit-makers.” In 1999 they were inducted into the Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame. Fronted by patriarch “Pops” Staples, they left their mark on American music with their soulful voices, social activism, religious conviction, and danceable “message music”. We love Pops Stapels’ gospel-based songwriting and guitar, Mavis Staples’ rich, raspy vocals and the beautiful harmonies of Cleotha and Yvonne. All three women are the daughters of Pops and Oceola Staples. One of the family’s early songs, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” seems appropriate for All Souls Day, a day on which we remember and pray for all of those who have died, especially those who have died in the past year.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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