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Mavis Staples

(b. 1939– )

U.S. rhythm, blues, and gospel singer

“The devil doesn’t have any music.”

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source: from various interviews, including “I Got a Lot More to Give,” by Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune, August 1, 2004; her answer to those who’ve accused her of playing “the Devil’s music” (i.e., secular music, since she comes from a Gospel background)

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via: Jolie Holland
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