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Second Careers of Great Artists: Mavis Staples

(Sorry for the short post.)

Mavis Staples has been enjoying quite the comeback lately.  While she never really went away, her new album You Are Not Alone, produced by Jeff Tweedy has received critical acclaim.  Meanwhile her performance with Tweedy was a highlight at last Saturday’s Rally to Restore Sanity in DC.

“Only The Lord Knows”:

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More James Jamerson

Okay, so I’ve been a really bad blogger this week, and James Jamerson deserves more.  Hopefully I’ll be able to add an in depth post tomorrow – though no guarantees – I’m attending The Rally For Sanity in DC.  (Which by the way includes both the Roots, Jeff Tweedy & Mavis Staples, so I will definitely have pictures.)

But here’s an video on Jamerson’s influence:

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