The Staple Singers
|The Staple Singers|
|Labels||United Records, Vee-Jay Records, Checker Records, Riverside Records, Stax Records, Epic Records, Columbia Records, Discos CBS, CBS Records, American Recording Company, Curtom Records, United Artists Records WEA, Warner Bros., Atlantic Records, Sony Music Records.|
|Associated acts||Curtis Mayfield, Steve Cropper, Booker T & the MG's, The Ross Singers|
|Roebuck "Pops" Staples|
Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the founder of the family group, formed the group with his children Cleotha (1934–2013), Pervis (b. 1935), and Mavis (b. 1939). Yvonne (1936–2018) replaced her brother when he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and again in 1970.
They are best known for their 1970s hits "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There", "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)", and "Let's Do It Again", which with one exception ("I'll Take You There") peaked on the Hot 100 within a week from Christmas Day. While the family name is Staples, the group used "Staple" commercially.
- O'Donnell, Maureen. "Yvonne Staples of the Staples Singers dies at 80". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
- "Staple Singers". Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 April 2018.