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Blues Breaker: Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples got her start with her father and family as a core member of the Staples Singers.  They sang gospel and soul music during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.  And went on to have a string of pop hits. As a solo performer Mavis has been bringing her all ever since.  For her latest album, she sent the word out to songwriters: bring me songs of joy.  And that is what she got.  From people like Neko Case and Valerie June.  Even songwriter Nick Cave, gloomiest of gusses, gave her a joyful tune. The album is called LIVIN’ ON A HIGH NOTE.  Here is a song written by Ben Harper, “Love and Trust.”

AIR DATES: May 7-8, 2016

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