Re: Clip: Mavis Staples
- They are finally releasing a CD and theatrical film of the big blues show at radio
City in February '93, which I reviewed at the time for No depresison; this was
tied to the Scorses documeentary and Year of the Blues stuff, but separate.
I mention this, because it contains Mavi's truy outstanding take on Blind lemon
jefferson's "See That My Grave is Kept Clean" and her rauckus womens' blues
number with Ruth Brown and Natalie Cole, "Men Are Just Like Streetcars".
the CD is called "Lightning in a Bottle". When the number with Ruth Brown (and I
can still hardly believe that I saw Mavis Staples performing with Ruth Brown! is
shown in the movie--you'll see that the dirty dog man standing there and taking
it is Bill cosby.
- --On Tuesday, August 3, 2004 3:09 PM +0000 Barry Mazor <brmaz@...>
> her rauckus womens' bluesThat's quite a trio -- not sure I can imagine the three singing together.
> number with Ruth Brown and Natalie Cole, "Men Are Just Like Streetcars".
who dug the Prince stories (though my favorite is Charlie Murphy's
- I hate to be among the chorus to cast aspersions on the Mavis story
(especially since Kot is one of my favorite writers) but I have to
wonder about the Dylan story.
Mavis said that they had been going out for a few years and then
broke it off in 1969- by that time, Dylan had been married to his
wife Sara for a few years (since 1965) so that seems kind of odd.