Now starring in the fine doc Mavis!, here’s footage of the Staples Singers on legendary US TV show Soul Train doing Come Go With Me, which Mavis and family recorded on their first album for Stax records.
There were so many big hits from Mavis, including Respect Yourself sung live at Wattstax and of course versions of I’ll Take You There, but I’m going for this because it captures that family feel that seems to have stayed with her music through all the politics and upheaval and protest and unrest.
Sing it, Sister. The doc Mavis! is out now and well worth a look – what an incredible life.