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Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples joined the Band on “The Weight” after their famous ‘Last Waltz’ concert on Thanksgiving 1976 – and something amazing happened.

Mavis Staples recalls lasting impact of the Band’s ‘Last Waltz,’ Rick Danko’s humor + Bob Dylan’s hair

Mavis Staples recalls lasting impact of the Band’s ‘Last Waltz,’ Rick Danko’s humor + Bob Dylan’s hair

Mavis Staples says her appearance as a guest on the the Band’s ‘Last Waltz’ film forever reshaped not just her life but her setlist.

Mavis Staples, “Your Good Fortune” (2015): One Track Mind

Mavis Staples, “Your Good Fortune” (2015): One Track Mind

Always open to new sounds, Mavis Staples is now working with Son Little, after earlier collaborations with Jeff Tweedy and the North Mississippi All-Stars.

Pops Staples, “Somebody Was Watching” from Don’t Lose This (2015): One Track Mind

Pops Staples, “Somebody Was Watching” from Don’t Lose This (2015): One Track Mind

Fifteen years after his death, Pops Staples returns — as sweetly vibrant, as light-filled and meaningful, as deeply soulful as ever.

Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

“Mercy!” Staples crows. “Oooh boy, you’re banging on that guit-fiddle!”

I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway (2014): Books

I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway (2014): Books

I’ll Take You There, Greg Kot’s new biography of Mavis Staples, explores the life and times of an ebullient contralto and former member of the Staple Singers who’s still belting out R&B and gospel at 74.

Mavis Staples, “You Can Get To That” from One True Vine (2013): One Track Mind

Mavis Staples, “You Can Get To That” from One True Vine (2013): One Track Mind

With a smart assist from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples transforms Funkadelic’s “Can You Get To That” from a sing-along slab of greasy-good uplift into this Americana-inflected groover.

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