Saturday, February 23, 2013

R.I.P.: Cleotha Staples



Cleotha Staples, 78, one of the founding members of the renowned Chicago soul and gospel group the Staple Singers, died Wednesday February 20, 2013.

Cleotha Staples was a vital component of the Staple Singers' distinctive harmonies. Her soprano voice, which rang out like a bell and descended with a distinctive twang, was among the key musical elements in the family group that sold tens of millions of records and scored hits such as "I'll Take You There," "Respect Yourself" and "Uncloudy Day." MORE HERE

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