December 14, 2010

Mavis Staples performs songs from "You Are Not Alone"

Here's a great interview and performance with legendary R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples. After many years of performing, she is still going strong at age 69 with a current tour around the country.

From NPR- Legendary soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples is one of the most prominent vocalists of our time The start of her career with family band The Staples Singers was a modest one, performing at local churches and radio stations. But once they took their performances to the road, they became nothing short of R&B icons. Hit after hit, the group became a national voice for the civil rights movement, even working closely with civil rights activists like Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Listen to the Mavis Staples interview on NPR's World Cafe

Below is Mavis' collaboration with producer Jeff Tweedy

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