Cleotha Staples of Staple Singers siblings dies

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...ass&action=2&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_ETNWU00L2_UNEWS

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers.

    Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the 1940s, died Thursday at age 78. She was at her Chicago home and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past decade, said family friend and music publicist Bill Carpenter.

    The group included sisters Pervis, Yvonne, Mavis and Cynthia, but Cleotha was the backbone, defining herself by being the "strong, silent type," said Carpenter, author of "Uncloudy Day: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia."......more at link......

    Some of the younger posters may not know or remember the Staple Singers but they were one of my favorite groups back in the day...wonderful sound and harmony...sad to hear of this loss to the music world.....
     
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