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Mavis Staples

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From 2011: Mavis Staples, Tim O'Brien, Dougie MacLean, Joy Kills Sorrow, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Mo

NPR's Mountain Stage

This episode was taped in Glasgow, Scotland as a part of the Celtic Connections festival and first aired in 2011. The lineup includes Mavis Staples, Tim O'Brien, Dougie MacLean, Joy Kills Sorrow, Mollie O'Brien & Rich MooreSupport is provided by Digital Relativity https://digitalrelativity.com

8 Mar 2021

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Ruta 61 - Mavis Staples - 01/03/21

Ruta 61

La gran Mavis Staples nació en Chicago en el seno de una familia que había emigrado a la Ciudad del Viento desde Mississippi. Mavis Staples es una de las máximas figuras de la música negra, tanto de góspel como de soul o blues. Hoy escuchamos a la Mavis Staples más blusera en temas de cinco de sus últimos álbumes: "We'll Never Turn Back," "You Are Not Alone," "One True Vine," "If All I Was Was Black," y "We Get By." Playlist: Snatch It Back and Hold It – Junior Wells; On My Way, This Little Light of Mine, Turn Me Around, Don't Knock, Downward Road, I Belong To the Band, Too Close / On My Way To Heaven, Last Train, Every Step, Sow Good Seeds, Who Told You That, No Time For Crying, Try Harder, Sometime, Stronger, Change – Mavis Staples. Escuchar audio


1 Mar 2021

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Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Mavis Staples Interview

Joe Kelley Radio

Best known as the lead vocalist of the Staple Singers, a family soul-gospel ensemble that flourished from the 1950s through the 1970s and beyond, Mavis Staples has also released a series of albums as a solo artist. Her voice, not a gospel power-house, was instantly compelling with its deep-like-a-river quality of moral conviction. Over her long career, Staples won other musicians, including Bob Dylan and Prince as admirers, and her solo work, which had never quite found its course among the shifting winds of musical fashion, won new recognition with the release of her 2004 album, Have a Little Faith. In 2005 Staples was set to accept a Grammy award for lifetime achievement on behalf of the Staple Singers, of whom she was the last surviving original member.Mavis Staples was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 10, 1939 (or, according to some sources, 1940). Her father, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, had grown up on Mississippi's Dockery Plantation, a key site in the development of the blues, and had learned to play the guitar from the great early bluesman Charley Patton. After he moved north to Chicago in 1936 he began to organize gospel quartets after finishing work at a meatpacking plant, and it was gospel that Mavis Staples heard at home. "He used to play records by the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Soul Sisters, the Blind Boys of Mississippi as well as the Blind Boys of Alabama, but after I heard [gospel great] Mahalia [Jackson] sing 'Move On Up a Little Higher,' I had to play her music every day," Staples told Greg Quill of the Toronto Star.www.mavisstaples.comwww.joekelleyradio.com


12 Feb 2021

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Mavis Staples and the Southern Mecca: Muscle Shoals (w/ Victoria Jones)

Roadie with The Rayes

We're really in the South now -- Muscle Shoals, AL! This small town doesn't really stand out as anything unique at first glance. That is, until you know the little gem that birthed such a rich music history: Fame Studios. It's where Aretha Franklin found her voice and where tons of huge artists honed their sounds and topped musical charts. We explore the story of Mavis Staples, her influence on and collaboration with so many inspirational musicians of the 60s and 70s, and her family's intricate ties with political music and the Civil Rights Movement.  The incredible local musician Victoria Jones (@v_c_j) enlightens us on her story, and the vibrant music culture in her neighboring town of Huntsville, AL! WATCH OUR MAVIS STAPLES COVER VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/6HNFeCHdD0cAdditional links:Muscle Shoals Documentary: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3591416089?playlistId=tt2492916&ref_=tt_ov_viNative Land App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/native-land/id1194356597?ls=1Thank you to Patrick Hagan for helping out with the editing, and Ian LeSage for playing lead guitar on the intro tune!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/therayes)


28 Oct 2020

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Mavis Staples for President

Two for the Ages

My co-host and I discuss the presidential election, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and the characteristics of a good president.  We're voting for Mavis...


14 Oct 2020

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P111 - Statues | Mavis Staples


"We are the descendants of the Stonewall rioters and we are coming for you...Wayward daughters, renegade sonsCome to take revenge for the things you've done."- - - Commoners ChoirLockdown | Anderson .Paak : Lockdown - SingleWe Are the Descendants | Commoners Choir : Untied KingdomLiberty Is a Statue | Evan Greer : She / Her / They / ThemRisk It All | A Skylit Drive : ASDPull These Statues to the Ground | David Rovics : The Biggest Monument (live) | John Wesley Harding : It Happened One Night & It Never Happened At AllBlack Lives Matter | The Last Poets : Action | Mavis Staples : Livin' on a High NoteNo Time for Crying | Mavis Staples : If All I Was Was BlackChange | Mavis Staples : We Get ByBuild a Bridge | Mavis Staples : If All I Was Was BlackEvery Freedom | Scott Free : The Last RevolutionGenerations Will Rize (feat. Kabaka Pyramid) | Nattali Rize & Notis : New Era Frequency#PoliticalMusicTwitch.tv/unrelatedthings Polyrical.com

1hr 2mins

10 Jul 2020

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Rick Holmstrom - Mavis Staples 

Everyone Loves Guitar

Grammy winner Rick Holmstrom was a college basketball player who suddenly got “the bug” to play guitar during his senior year of college. Working his job as a reporter by day, and scouring the west coast blues clubs at night… he got his first break and began what’s turned into a lifetime of touring. Along the way, Rick’s had to overcome adversity with the loss of not one, but two of his immediate family members. But this Alaskan native’s story has a happy ending - he gets the girl (his wife, who he’s been with for 34 years)... an amazing gig working with the legendary Mavis Staples (who he won a Grammy with)… and a great family life, filled with fun, travel, and healthy family activities… This is one of the most refreshing and positive stories you’ll ever hear! Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 

2hr 13mins

23 Jun 2020

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#53 Player's Pick Podcast - Vicki Randle / Skip The Needle / Mavis Staples / Jay Leno

Player's Pick Podcast

Politics, protests, picks & perspective! We laughed, I cried, we laughed some more. Vicki shares some personal struggles and some hidden gems along her life path.Follow her;https://www.instagram.com/skiptheneedle/?hl=enhttps://www.facebook.com/skiptheneedle/

1hr 24mins

20 Jun 2020

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Carey kicks of our week with Hozier ft. Mavis Staples

World Radio Switzerland

Carey kicks of our week with Hozier ft. Mavis Staples by WRS


25 Feb 2020

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Mind Control: George Orwell, Mavis Staples & 5G Willikers!

With Confetti In Our Hair: Celebrating The Artistry & Music Of Tom Waits

The Dream Regime dives deep into the rabbit hole of mind control and how Orwellian our technology driven world has become, yikes! We're talking Big Brother, potential 5G thought control, London surveillance, double think, T.S. Elliot, and songs from Tom Waits that predict it all...ok well at least allude to it! Feel the Fun, folks! 


7 Feb 2020