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I'll take you there : Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the march up freedom's highway / Greg Kot.

Kot, Greg. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451647853 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1451647859 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781451647860 (trade paperback)
  • ISBN: 1451647867 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 289-291)and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "Freedom Highway" in sequined flats -- Voices in the Mississippi night -- Hard time killing floor -- "If I could hear my mother pray again" -- "This may be the last time" -- "Gospel in a blues key" -- "Uncloudy day" -- A guitar, an amplifier, and a gun -- "That's the guy who sings 'Blue Suede Shoes'" -- "God was in the room" -- Sam Cooke and Aretha -- Modern folksingers -- For the love of Bob Dylan -- "If he can preach it, we can sing it" -- "Freedom highway" -- "Why am I treated so bad?" -- "Mavis, you want a hit?" -- The Stax era begins -- "When will we be paid?" -- Mahalia passes the torch -- "You talk to me like I'm a kid" -- "I have learned to do without you" -- Muscle Shoals soul -- Back to the motherland -- "Cleo, you like brownies?" -- "Respect yourself" -- "I'll take you there" -- Wattstax -- "They don't know which category to put us in" -- A family tragedy -- Stax crumbles -- "Let's do it again" -- "I was never more scared in my life" -- "The last waltz" -- Desperate times -- "Slippery people" -- Prince and the Holy Ghost moment -- Pops, the second act -- "Whatever you do, don't give up" -- "My skin started moving on my bones" -- "I'll be the history" -- Hope at the hideout -- "You are not alone" -- "When the gates swing open, let me in".
Summary, etc.:
Recounts the life and achievements of the lead singer of the Staple Singers, revealing how her family fused diverse musical genres to transcend racism and oppression through song, and discussing her collaborations with fellow artists and her impact on civil rights culture.
Subject: Staples, Mavis.
Staple Singers.
Gospel musicians > United States > Biography.
Soul musicians > United States > Biography

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