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Mavis Staples - 2012 Wells Fargo Jazz

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Uploaded on Jan 20, 2012

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA | May 25 - June 10, 2012 | Charleston, SC
spoletousa.org | 843.579.3100

Mavis Staples' career is one of the most remarkable in all of music, not only for its relentless spirit and longevity, but also for the period of history it spans. The gospel music of The Staples Singers in the 1950s blossomed into the 1960s popular mainstream on the strength of Staples' voice, into the epicenter of the civil rights movement, then on to collaborations with such major artists as Bob Dylan, Prince, and Ry Cooder. Her newest collaborator is Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who produced her 2011 Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone. From the National Endowment for the Arts to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, recognition and awards have finally caught up with one of the great voices of our time. For more information, visit spoletousa.org.

Presented by Wells Fargo.

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