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Mavis Staples

American gospel music legend Mavis Staples leads a congregation in London's Air Studios in some foot-tapping gospel songs. She talks to Aled Jones about life with her famous family the Staple Singers, campaigning with Martin Luther King and the dilemma of a marriage proposal from Bob Dylan.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 Mar 2012 17:10

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  • Down By The Riverside

    Mavis Staples

    WORDS: Unknown MUSIC: Unknown ARRANGER: Craig McLeish Phil Crabbe (drums); Carl Stanbridge (Bass); Simon Nelson & Charlie Morehead (guitars); Tim Oliver & Nicky Brown (keyboards) conducted by Craig McLeish

  • Wonderful Savior

    Mavis Staples

    WORDS: Fanny Crosby MUSIC: Trad. William James Kirkpatrick SOURCE: Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone – CD Tk12 – ANTI 7076-2 ARRANGER: Mavis Staples accompanied on backing vocals by Yvonne Staples, Vicki Randle, Donny Gerrard, Stephen Hodges, Rick Holmstrom, Jeff Turmes

  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus

    Congregation of Air Recording Studios

    WORDS: Joseph Scriven (1819-86) MUSIC: C C Converse (1832-1918) TUNE: What a Friend (converse) VERSES: Verses 1-3 SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #259. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 ARRANGER: Geoff Ellerby accompanied by Simon Nelson & Charlie Morehead (guitars); Carl Stanbridge (bass); Tim Oliver & Nicky Brown (keyboards;) Phil Crabbe (drums) conducted by Craig McLeish.

  • Creep Along Moses

    Mavis Staples

    COMPOSER: Trad. arr by Jeff Tweedy SOURCE: Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone – CD Tk5 – ANTI 7076-2 PERFORMED BY: Mavis Staples accompanied by Rick Holmstrom (guitar); Jeff Turmes (bass guitar/guitar); Stephen Hodges (drums); Yvonne Staples, Donny Gerrard (backing vocals)

  • Crown Him With Many Crowns

    Congregation of Air Recording Studios

    WORDS: Matthew Bridges (1800-94) vv.1, 3-5 MUSIC: George J Elvey (1816-93) TUNE: Praise, My Soul VERSES: 1, 2 and 5 SOURCE: SOP Hymnbook #121. Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19 147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997 ARRANGER: Craig McLeish accompanied by Simon Nelson & Charlie Morehead (guitars); Carl Stanbridge (bass); Tim Oliver & Nicky Brown (keyboards;) Phil Crabbe (drums) conducted by Craig McLeish.

  • You Are Not Alone

    Mavis Staples

    COMPOSER: Jeff Tweedy SOURCE: Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone - CD TK 2 - ANTI 7076-2 accompanied by Rick Holmstrom (guitar); Jeff Turmes (bass guitar/guitar); Stephen Hodges (drums); Yvonne Staples, Vicki Randle, Donny Gerrard (backing vocals)

  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot

    Congregation of Air Recording Studios

    COMPOSER: Trad. African-American Spiritual WORDS: Trad. African-American Spiritual ARRANGER: Craig McLeish accompanied by Simon Nelson & Charlie Morehead (guitars); Carl Stanbridge (bass); Tim Oliver & Nicky Brown (keyboards); Phil Crabbe (drums) conducted by Craig McLeish.

  • You Are Not Alone (LIVE)

    Mavis Staples

    COMPOSER: Jeff Tweedy CD TK 2 - ANTI 7076-2 accompanied by Rick Holmstrom (guitar); Jeff Turmes (bass guitar/guitar); Stephen Hodges (drums); Yvonne Staples, Vicki Randle, Donny Gerrard (backing vocals)

  • Weight

    Mavis Staples

    WORDS/MUSIC: Robbie Robertson PERFORMER: The Band AVALABLE ON: Music from Big Pink - SKAO 2955 (1968) LABEL: Capitol TRACK NO: 5 accompanied by Rick Holmstrom (guitar); Jeff Turmes (bass guitar/guitar); Stephen Hodges (drums); Yvonne Staples, Vicki Randle, Donny Gerrard (backing vocals)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Aled Jones
Producer Jonathan Mayo
Series Producer David Taviner
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra
Participant Mavis Staples

Broadcast

Young Choir of the Year 2019

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