The Staples Jr. Singers

The Staples Jr. Singers


In 1975, family group The Staples Jr. Singers released their first and only album: ‘When Do We Get Paid’ - recorded when the gospel band’s youngest members were in their early teenage years. They pressed the record themselves and sold copies on their front lawn to passing neighbors. This May, David Byrne’s Luaka Bop reissued the rare record - proving the singers’ soulful voices are as much as a beacon of light as they were fifty years ago. For the first time ever, the family will be performing together once again - and outside of the Mississippi Delta.

Photography by Eliza Grace Martin

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