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The Staples Jr Singers (US) – UDSOLGT

The Staples Jr. Singers is gospel-soul straight from Aberdeen, Mississippi. After the re-issue of their first and only album "When Do We Get Paid" on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the family group have re-emerged and are now playing concerts for the first time since the 1970s. In February, they will hit ALICE at Stairway as a part of Vinterjazz.

The Staples Jr. Singers were part of a vanguard of soul gospel artists in the 1970s that broke from tradition to testify with the groove, writing songs that were stone cold soul. Like many gospel acts of the time, they were a family band: the siblings Annie, A.R.C., and Edward Brown from Aberdeen, Mississippi. When they started in 1971, the group's current members were just 11, 12 and 13 years old. They named themselves after their idols The Staple Singers and played talent shows and clubs as their popularity grew. The group started touring from their home in Aberdeen, Mississippi and across the Bible Belt to spread their soulfu...

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