Friday, January 30, 2009

Mavis Staples: Live - Hope At The Hideout

Mavis Staples
Live: Hope At The Hideout
ANTI- Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Mavis Staples marched, sang and protested alongside Dr. Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960 so it is refreshing to hear her still bring the noise at age 69. Staples states that she was at Chicago's Hideout to "bring joy, happiness, inspiration and some positive vibrations" which are all tasks she completes on this live record. Regardless of your normal listening genre, Staples is an artist that everyone should take a second to check out because she is the picture of what passion, heart, spirit and dedication looks like and it is all captured here on her hour long set!

Key Track: "Down In Mississippi"

Band With Similar Fire: Solomon Burke

Official Mavis Staples Website
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-Reviewed by Aidan Rox