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Mavis Staples On World Cafe | January 20th, 2014

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 Mavis Staples is our guest today in a Vintage Cafe segment from 2010 — around the time she released her album You Are Not Alone, produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

Staples began singing with her brother and sisters, as well as their father Pops Staples, as part of The Staple Singers in the 1960s. The gospel group traveled the South frequently, often appearing with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at civil rights rallies, and released a string of fondly remembered crossover hits with Stax Records in the 1970s. Before You Are Not Alone, Staples recorded an album with Ry Cooder titled We'll Never Turn Back.

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Tracklisting:

(( )) for interlude music

Pops Staples “Gotta Serve Somebody” Father Father
Boy & Bear “Southern Sun” Harlequin Dream
The Tedeschi Trucks Band “Made Up Mind” Made Up Mind
((The Revelations “Because of You” Deep Soul))
Mavis Staples “Wonderful Savior” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mavis Staples “You Are Not Alone” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mavis Staples “Losing You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mavis Staples “Wrote a Song for Everyone” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((JJ Grey and Mofro “War” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Jose Gonzalez “Stay Alive” The Secret Life of Walter
World Party “Is it Like Today” Bang
((Black Joe Lewis “I Don’t Mind” Black Joe Lewis))
Stevie Wonder “Happy Birthday” Hotter Than July
Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits” Bad Self Portraits 
The Rolling Stones “Salt of the Earth” Beggar’s Banquet
The National “Don’t Swallow the Cap” Trouble Will Find Me
((One Day International “Black is the Bird” Blackbird))
Real Estate “Talking Backwards” Atlas
Of Monsters and Men “King and Lionheart” My Head is an Animal
Elvis Costello “Shipbuilding” Punch the Clock
Pickwick “Lady Luck” Can’t Talk Medicine
Vampire Weekend “Ya Hey” Modern Vampires of the City
((Little Comets “Jennifer” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Typhoon “Young Fathers” White Lighter
U2 “Pride” The Unforgettable Fire
Sam Cooke “A Change is Gonna Come” The Man And His Music