Mavis Staples Live In LondonSoul and gospel legend Mavis Staples, who’ll be appearing at Bluesfest in April, possesses one of the most recognisable and treasured voices in contemporary music.

Her newest release Live In London – recorded last year on July 9th and 10th, her 79th birthday – focuses on the albums she’s made since 2007 that included songs written for her by the likes of Ben Harper, Benjamin Booker, Jeff Tweedy, Justin Vernon and M. Ward, with others she regularly performed with The Staple Singers. A line in the album’s final track, Homer Banks’ Love And Trust, sums up this extraordinary woman: “It just ain’t no stopping me, is it?”

Mavis Staples: Live In London is out Feb 8 via Cooking Vinyl.

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