I'll Take You There
Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway
By Greg Kot
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9781451647853, 320pp.)
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
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The untold story of living legend Mavis Staples
Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990. Kot is co-host of the nationally syndicated public-radio program Sound Opinions, and the author of several books, including Wilco: Learning How to Die and Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. He lives in Chicago.
The group's sound broke down musical walls and inspired civil rights leaders. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with biographer Greg Kot about his new book, I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway. More at NPR.org
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