Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Singers: In Praise Of Mavis

While everyone is going bonkers because a #1 Billboard album (some underdog) won album of the year, I think this speaks for itself: Mavis Staples, one of the greatest voices we've ever known, won her first grammy, while Eminem won his fifth "Best Rap Album" award. Let's not get carried away. What exactly does "best" mean according to the "academy"?!?

2011 marks the sixth decade that Mavis Staples has been singing professionally. With that, I bring you "I Had A Dream" (Vee-Jay, 1958), with Pops, Cleotha, and Pervis. Enjoy!

I Had A Dream

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