Friday, December 31, 2010
You Are Not Alone
On the last day of 2010 I wanted to post something by Mavis Staples and here she is, a live performance from August, 2010 of the title track of her latest release, You Are Not Alone. which was produced and written with Jeff Tweedy.
Mavis was born in 1939 and started performing in 1950, with her Father, Pop Staples and her sisters as the Staples Singers. She's been singing for us for 60 years and I don't want her to ever stop.
She and her family were on the front lines of the Civil Rights Struggle. Interestingly enough, the Staple Singers were probably the first group to cover Bob Dylan's music in the early 60's.
Pop Staples is regarded as one of the most influential soul and gospel guitarists of all time.
Mavis is living American History, but she will never get old....