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The Staple Singers: From Gospel to Protest

Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 2 February 1974

IT'S A LONG, long way in space and time, from Drew, Mississippi to the 23rd Floor of the London Hilton. Fourteen years of singing and three gold records, but the Staples Singers made it last week, and it didn't seem to have changed them or their music much.

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