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On her 75th birthday, we celebrate the R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples with some of her best interviews and live sessions.

On her 75th birthday, we celebrate the R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples with some of her best interviews and live sessions.
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United States

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On her 75th birthday, we celebrate the R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples with some of her best interviews and live sessions.

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English


Episodes

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: Mavis Staples

7/7/2014
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Music from Mavis Staples' Tiny Desk Concert. Staples is a legend, but she's not stuck in the past. While most know her work with the Staple Singers in the '70s, with hits like "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There," Staples has kept active. Her latest album, You Are Not Alone, was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

Duration: 00:12:00


Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Mavis Staples

7/6/2014
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Mavis Staples is a legendary RB and gospel singer. She began singing as part of a family gospel group formed by her father called The Staple Singers. Her newest album, produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, is called You Are Not Alone.

Duration: 00:45:00


World Cafe: Mavis Staples

7/6/2014
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The incredible Mavis Staples joins host David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Over her fifty-year career, Mavis has made funk hits like "I'll Take You There" as the voice of The Staple Singers, and she sang down-home gospel with her sisters and father, the late Pops Staples. Her new record, "You Are Not Alone", was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who also wrote the title track.

Duration: 00:31:00