September 3, 2013

Mavis Staples - Live at Portland Waterfront Blues Fest 2013

The Rippin Frog shares here one more show from Mavis Staples.

Mavis Staples 
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 7, 2013

Again this year recorded from KBOO FM 90.7 here in Portland. A volunteer radio station that has broadcast the festival each and every year. 
It has become a huge festival & we stopped going due to the big crowds. I now record all that I can & enjoy sharing with you all. As with any all volunteer station there are a few blurps along the way, which I have "fixed" as well as I can. Enjoy, twofthrs

FM> H2 Zoom> SD card> HD> FLAC> U. 

With her bold new album, You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples adds a remarkable new chapter to her historic career. The legendary vocalist is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
This project — released more than sixty years after she began singing with her ground-breaking family group, the Staple Singers — is the follow-up to We’ll Never Turn Back, her acclaimed 2007 collection of songs associated with the civil rights movement, and to 2009’s Grammy-nominated live album Hope at the Hideout.
The album stakes out surprising new territory for Staples by matching her with fellow Chicagoan and Wilco bandleader, producer Jeff Tweedy. 
“All of these songs are me, but in a different way, with a different sound,” says Staples. Tweedy first saw Staples and her band in 2008 in Chicago when they recorded the live album Hope At The Hideout. After seeing that performance Tweedy knew he had to work with Staples. “Mavis is the walking embodiment of undaunted spirit and courage,” he says. “She’s an ever-forward looking, positive example for all human beings. And she sounds like she’s in the prime of her life.” “I wanted to make an album where every song had meaning,” Staples says, “where every song told a story and would lift you up and give you a reason to get up in the morning. And I know it’s going to feel really good singing these songs on stage.”

Set List
01 Can You Get Me That
02 For What It's Worth
03 I Like The Things About Me (edit out noise @ 1:05)
04 Wade In The Water
05 The Weight
06 Why Am I Treated So Bad
07 Creep Along Moses
08 Freedom Highway
09 We're Gonna Make It
10 Instrumental
11 Let's Do It Again
12 I'll Take You There



musicmaven69 said...

Was there that day. Would be delighted to see posted the Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters set that closed the '13 Blues Festival that day shortly after Ms. Staples' set. Thank you for bringing to light some audio from this wonderful festival, did not know it was broadcast.

Anonymous said...

I have it!!
will send to attic soon

Alan said...

Thanks for sharing this show! I've recently gotten really into Mavis Staples' music, and this is a nice live souveneir.