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Watch Bonnie Raitt Join Mavis Staples For Powerful Performance Of Civil Rights Anthem

on May 12, 2017 No comments

Written By Brittney McKenna

On June 2, R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples will release Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There — An All-Star Concert Celebration. The special CD/DVD set chronicles Staples’ performance at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater, where she invited a handful of her most famous friends to join her in performing some of her favorite songs.

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One such friend was Bonnie Raitt, who accompanied Staples on the powerful Civil Rights-era song “Turn Me Around.” Raitt provides harmony vocals and some blistering guitar licks, while Staples leads the performance with her singular brand of dynamic, uplifting soul.

“For me and for a lot of America and around the world, the Staple Singers represent working for freedom and working for equality,” Raitt says. “She reminds me every day to lift up and think of the positive solution and don’t turn back”

Other guests featured on I’ll Take You There include Emmylou Harris, Eric Church and Jeff Tweedy. The DVD portion of the release originally aired on AXS earlier this month.

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Watch “Turn Me Around” ahead of the set’s release below.

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Bonnie Raitt Guests With Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne

on September 27, 2015 No comments

On Friday night Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne kicked off the 34-date Solid Soul Tour at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Opening night of the co-headlining tour came to a climax when the pair brought out special guest Bonnie Raitt to help end the show.

Osborne, Staples and Raitt combined forces on a cover of the traditional song “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” Mavis explained that the song was the first one her father, the legendary Roebuck “Pops” Staples, taught her and her siblings in 1950. Staples sang the first verse, while Raitt showed off her slide guitar skills. Later both Osborne and Raitt led verses of their own.

Watch Joan Osborne, Mavis Staples and Bonnie Raitt’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” from Friday night in San Francisco as shot by gridlifeTV:

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The Solid Soul Tour continues tonight at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, California.

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