Gospel music great, rhythm-and-blues icon, civil rights activist and all-around living legend Mavis Staples is celebrated with the infectiously joyful enthusiasm of a passionately devoted fan in “Mavis!,” a spirited and captivating bio-doc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title. 704 more words
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The number “50” is off—an 18-year-old Van the Man actually joined Them in April 1964 (thus, 51 years on)—but it’s fitting, as playing with time is something Morrison mastered early and continues to do very well, as singer, … 902 more words
Published on Nov 25, 2012
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” Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, is a late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists.
Everyone loves Mavis, so you’ll be glad to know that she has new music on the way in the form of an EP to be released on April 21. 58 more words
Record Bulletin, 3/20: Rhiannon Giddens - "Tomorrow is My Turn" and Pops Staples - "Don't Lose This"
Nothing Ever Dies, Not Anymore
Figure I’d better clear out some crap scribblings I’ve had hanging around to do make space in my brain. No point in hanging on to stuff I know I won’t change my mind about. 231 more words
One documentary that I was really looking forward to at SXSW this year was Mavis!, the music doc on the legendary rhythm and blues/gospel musician who, along with her group the Staples Singers, helped shape the civil rights movement in the 60’s as well as the culture into the 70’s. 605 more words