It’s Too Late: Cleedi Staples and Eddie Floyd

“Cleotha ‘Cleedi’ Staples, a founding member of the pioneering folk-gospel group, The Staple Singers, has died at the age of 78. She had gracefully battled Alzheimer’s disease for the last decade and passed away peacefully at her Chicago home on the morning of February 21, 2013.

Although Pops and Mavis usually handled vocal leads on Staple Singers songs, Cleotha was featured with Eddie Floyd (of “Knock on Wood” fame) on “It’s Too Late” from the 1969 Stax Records duets LP Boy Meets Girl.  Her velvety soprano was powerful and dynamic on the bluesy ballad about a lost love. ” (from The Black Gospel Blog)

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8 Comments on “It’s Too Late: Cleedi Staples and Eddie Floyd”


  1. [...] Nicknamed “Cleedi”, here she is in a 1969 duet with Eddie Floyd (best known for his 1966 hit “Knock on Wood”) on a song called “It’s Too Late”. [...]

  2. Cuidado Says:

    Love those Staple Singers!


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