Mavis Staples & Bob Dorough


June 20th, 2012 ~ Singer Mavis Staples grew up singing blues-inflected gospel with her family in Chicago, lead by her father Pops Staples' distinctive voice and guitar style. Their sound transcended the local scene, translating the message of the Civil Rights movement into song. We'll talk with Mavis about her latest efforts with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. Then, we'll sit in while jazz songsmith Bob Dorough spins stories of the 1950s jazz world and takes us back to Schoolhouse Rock to share his thoughts on the magical properties of the number 3.

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  • Open Bed: Pop's Instrumental The Staples Singers
    Soul Folk in Action, Stax
  • Downward Road Mavis Staples
    You Are Not Alone, Anti-
  • Someday Soon Wilco
    Being There, Reprise
  • Humanity John Legend & the Roots
    Wake Up, Sony
  • Gonna Change My Way of Thinking Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples
    Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan, Sony
  • Instrumental: Pick Up On Tab, Part 1 Tab Benoit
    Delmark Records 50 Year of Jazz and Blues, Delmark
  • SEGMENT: Mavis Staples
  • She Belongs to Me Bob Dylan
    Greatest Hits Vol. II, Sony
  • For What it's Worth Buffalo Springfield
    Buffalo Springfield, Elektra
  • Instrumental: Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying Billy Preston
    Drown in My Tears, Pazzazz
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down The Living Sisters
    Love to Live, Vanguard
  • Tracks of My Tears Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Anthology: The Best of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Motown
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers
    All-Time Original Hits, Rhino
  • When I Stop Dreaming The Louvin Brothers
    Classic Country Music, Smithsonian
  • In My Own Dream Karen Dalton
    In My Own Time, Light in the Attic
  • Save Some Time to Dream John Mellencamp
    No Better Than This, Rounder
  • End Bed: Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Walk On Bob Dorough
    Right On My Way Home, Blue Note
  • Blue Train Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black: 1954-1958, Bear Family
  • Blue Railroad Train The Delmore Brothers
    Hillbilly Boogie Best, Goldenlane
  • Workin' for the MTA Justin Townes Earle
    Harlem River Blues, Bloodshot
  • Arkansas Blues Mildred Bailey
    Rockin' Chair Lady, WNTS
  • What'd I Say Parts I & II Ray Charles
    Genius & Soul: the 50th Anniversary Collection, Rhino
  • Instrumental: What'd I Say Floyd Cramer
    The Essential Floyd Cramer, BMG
  • Little Jazz Bird Blossom Dearie
    Jazz Masters: Blossom Dearie, Verve
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone
    My Baby Just Cares for Me, Entertainers
  • SEGMENT: Bob Dorough
  • Instrumental: Function at the Junction Ramsey Lewis
    Goin' Latin, Verve
  • Function at the Junction Shorty Long
    The Best of Motown 1960s: Volume 2, Motown
  • S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song) Joe Tex
    The Very Best of Joe Tex, Rhino
  • Can Your Monkey Do the Dog? Rufus Thomas
    Complete Stax Volt Singles: 1959-1968, Stax
  • Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad Wanda Jackson
    Vintage Collection, Capitol
  • It's All Over Now The Valentinos
    The SAR Records Story 1959-1965, ABKCO
  • End Bed: Things are Getting Better Cannonball Adderley featuring Milt Jackson
    The Riverside Records Story, Riverside