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appreciation for Mavis Staples

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Subject: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 08 Apr 18 - 02:24 PM

When my car radio is turned on,
it is a pleasant surprise to hear the voice of Mavis Staples.

There are two ways that her singing can be heard
on local FM radio stations,
not counting the public radio networks supported by subscribers.

One: the station plays the Staples Singers oldies hit records.
Two: the station plays Mavis Staples' recent albums.
Neither one happens often enough.

Mavis Staples is a household word
in the virtual household that is the Mudcat membership.
But she hasn't a thread of her own -- until now.
Of course, as Mudcat threads do, it will probably drift and creep
and include other topics.

Oh, you ask which local FM radio station plays
the recent solo/collaboration studio recordings of Mavis Staples?

It is the much-maligned WUMB-FM station
at the University of Massachusetts campus
on Boston's South Shore sort of.
Maligned, I say, because old Mudcat posts about WUMB
are scathing in their criticism of how commercial the station is
and how unsupportive of traditional music.

The fact remains that
WUMB-FM, which as a newbie I just discovered a month or two ago,
plays more of this out-of-the-mainstream music stuff
than all the other FM stations put together.


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Subject: RE: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Apr 18 - 04:22 PM

and one timeless message:


Respect Yourself


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Subject: RE: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 08 Apr 18 - 04:26 PM

Trawling GUEST,keberoxu, and all:
Back when being a Blood wasn't a bad thing,
(even for us cat-eyed, Elvis lookin dudes).
https://youtu.be/D9rh3JTvvlk

Oh mmm I know a place
Ain't nobody cryin'
Ain't nobody worried
Ain't no smilin' faces
Mmm, no no
Lyin' to the races
Help me, come on, come on
Somebody, help me now (I'll take you there)
Help me, ya'all (I'll take you there)
Help me now (I'll take you there)
Oh! (I'll take you there)
Oh! Oh! Mercy! (I'll take you there)
Oh, let me take you there (I'll take you there)
Oh-oh! Let me take you there! (I'll take you there)
Play your, play your piano now
All right Ah do it do it
Come on now
Play on it, play on it
Daddy daddy daddy
Ooh, Lord
All right now
Baby, easy now
Now, come on, little lady
All right
Dum-dum-dum-dum
Sock it, sock it
Ah, oh, oh!
I know a place, ya'all (I'll take you there)
Ain't nobody cryin' (I'll take you there)
Ain't nobody worried (I'll take you there)
No smilin' faces (I'll take you there)
Uh-uh (Lyin' to the races) (I'll take you there)
Oh, no Oh! (I'll take you there)
Oh oh oh! (I'll take you there)
Mercy now! (I'll take you there)
I'm callin' callin' callin' mercy (I'll take you there)
Mercy mercy! (I'll take you there)
Let me (I'll take you there)
Oh oh! I'll take you there (I'll take you there)
Oh oh oh oh Wanna take you there! (I'll take you there) Just take me by the hand
Let me (I'll take you there)
Let me, let me, let me lead the way
Oh! (I'll take you there)
Let me take you there (I'll take you there)
Let me take you there! (I'll take you there)
Ain't no smilin' faces (I'll take you there)
Up in here, lyin' to the races (I'll take you there)
You oughta, you gotta gotta come let me, let me (I'll take you there)
Take you, take you, take you over there (I'll take you there) Ooh! Oh! Oh! All right (I'll take you there)
Oh-oh! All right! (I'll take you there)
Oh! Oh! (I'll take you there)
Mmmm ah Oh! Yeah! (I'll take you there)
Whoa! (I'll take you there)
Let me lead the way (I'll take you there)?

Looks like mumbo-jumbo as text...
until she sings it, lordy. peace.


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Subject: RE: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 08 Apr 18 - 06:29 PM

The song broadcast by WUMB-FM
was
"Build A Bridge"
from the Mavis Staples Album,
If All I Was Was Black.

(too bad Azizi left us)


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Subject: RE: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Apr 18 - 01:33 AM

Mavis Staples is the real thing. Go see her live if you can. Testify!


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Subject: RE: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 10 Apr 18 - 02:52 PM

Sadly,
Yvonne Staples, Mavis' sister,
has just passed away.
I don't know when Yvonne Staples stopped performing,
but it seems to me as though
Mavis performed/recorded without her sister Yvonne
since the death of their father Roebuck "Pops" Staples
and their older sister Cleotha.


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Subject: RE: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 10 Apr 18 - 08:55 PM

A Conversation with Greg Kot and Mavis Staples


Roll, Jordan, roll
I want to go to heaven when I die
to hear Jordan roll

Yvonne Staples rest in peace


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Subject: RE: appreciation for Mavis Staples
From: voyager
Date: 12 Apr 18 - 11:43 AM

For my 66th trip round the sun this week I was gifted this CD -

Mavis Staples Tribute CD - I'll Take You There

Emmy Lou Harris singing 'Far Celestial Shore' will knock you over.

Mavis Staples is the real deal.

voyager


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