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Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Boz Scaggs, Pops Staples, Papa Mali, Wes Montgomery, Robben Ford, the Word, Steve Earle and Beth Hart.

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

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

The Staple Singers’ stirring sense of community comes through in every line of “Friendship” from patriarch Pops Staples’ forthcoming posthumous album.

Staple Singers, “Jesus is All” from Freedom Highway Complete (2015): One Track Mind

Staple Singers, “Jesus is All” from Freedom Highway Complete (2015): One Track Mind

‘Freedom Highway Complete’ makes viscerally clear that the Staple Singers, though they’d moved far afield of gospel, could still rattle the back pews.

Steve Cropper discusses Pops Staples’ underrated contributions: ‘Everybody wanted to copy that’

Steve Cropper discusses Pops Staples’ underrated contributions: ‘Everybody wanted to copy that’

Pops Staples’ vocals with the Staple Singers tend to define his modern legend. But he had an impact on Steve Cropper in an entirely different way.

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.

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