Video: Mavis Staples – “We Get By” (ft. Ben Harper) From We Get By, due May 24 on Anti. Mavis Staples is a great American hero. I want her to adopt me so she can be my kid’s grandma. She is the absolute best. “We Get By” is the title track from her new album … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: We Get By
Video: Mavis Staples – “If All I Was Was Black” From If All I Was Was Black, out now on Anti. Mavis Staples is 78 years old and she’s been singing professionally for 70 of those. Thank about that. She’s been getting paid to sing since before most Baby Boomers were even born. She’s a … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: If All I Was Was Black
Video: Chuck D – “Give We The Pride” ft. Mavis Staples
Chuck D continues to rule. The Public Enemy leader comes to Chicago to hang out with Mavis Staples and to showcase 2120 South Michigan Avenue, the former home of Chess Records. Also featured prominently in the video is Tribune/Sound Opinions critic Greg Kot’s Mavis biography, I’ll Take You There. Chuck’s new album, The Black In Man, is available now via Rap Central Station.
Mavis and Tweedy cover CCR on Letterman and the host pees himself with joy.
An acoustic version of a Tweedy original.
Watch the gospel goddess cover CCR’s best song with Jeff Tweedy.
The expanded festival inspired us to run back and forth like lunatics.
New releases from Rogue Wave, Besnard Lakes, Ruby Suns, et al.
MP3: “On My Way” by Mavis Staples from We’ll Never Turn Back, out now on Anti. Check out a classic Staples Singers video after the jump…