The Chicago Sun Times has a story about Al Bell, who penned the hit "I'll Take You There.":
"'I'll Take You There' (1972) was the Staple Singers' only No. 1 hit at Stax Records and remains an emotive peak of Mavis Staples' solo set. It is the final encore on her recent 'Live: Hope at the Hideout.'
Stax Records producer-songwriter Al Bell penned the song specifically for the Staple Singers."
Read the rest of this story about Bell and his relationship with the Staple Singers, who crossed between gospel and R&B, here.