Here’s some Mavis Staples goodness brought to you by Elon Green over at the New Yorker.
Arts and Culture
Million Dollar Movie
the last waltz
the staples singers
Sorry to post OT (although I think this is 'culture'), but I bet this means the days of the 'Redskins' are numbered.
Interesting. Hmmmm. Isn't 'Yankee' disparaging?
Great stuff. Couple of my closest friends are still thanking me for the Mavis mix I gave them last year of her two most recent albums with Jeff Tweedy.
Hadn't noticed until I just found this, how close the melody of Fogerty's "Wrote a Song For Everyone" is to "The Weight"
I bought the Remastered DVD to Last Waltz in 2002 I think? (Wish I had waited for the Blue Ray, but who can see into the future). I practically wore it out by replaying this song from the movie.
Amazing version with such beautiful harmony, and I love the end the most. The whisper of "beautiful" sums it up perfectly.
Also the snaggle toothed piano player is straight out of Spinal Tap.
Thanks for sharing Al Bell!
Beautiful version of that song. Lost count of how many times I've watch "The Last Waltz."
Mavis' "Beautiful" is one of my favorite things ever.
Supposedly, the young Bob Dylan was so smitten with Mavis back in the early 60s he used to repeatedly ask Pops "Pops, can I marry Mavis?" and Pops would just tell him he'd better ask her.
I'm not the biggest The Band fan but I love the film of course.
Worth noting that amazon has the blu ray of THE LAST WALTZ on sale for $4.99 today. I mean, it's like you're MAKING money at that price!
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