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Mavis Staples’ 75th Birthday Concert Features Michael McDonald & More

By: Renee Grant

A 2014 75th birthday tribute concert celebrating the music and life of Mavis Staples is coming to AXS TV next month, and it features some incredible performances.

Featured on the special are Michael McDonald, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and many more.

Staples’ powerful vocals were recently featured on Arcade Fire’s single I Give You Power. She will also appear on The Gorillaz new album Humanz, which is due out on April 28th.

The incredible concert is also set to be released as a CD/DVD set titled Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration, due out June 2nd.

The track list for the CD is below, and the concert special debuts on April 16th at 10PM.

Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration:
01 Joan Osborne: “You’re Driving Me (To the Arms of a Stranger)”
02 Keb’ Mo’: “Heavy Makes You Happy”
03 Otis Clay: “I Ain’t Raisin’ No Sand”
04 Buddy Miller: Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Jesus)”
05 Patty Griffin: “Waiting for My Child”
06 Emmylou Harris: “Far Celestial Shore”
07 Michael McDonald: “Freedom Highway”
08 Glen Hansard: “People Get Ready”
09 Mavis Staples & Aaron Neville: “Respect Yourself”
10 Ryan Bingham: “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)”
11 Widespread Panic: “Hope in a Hopeless World”
12 Grace Potter: “Grandma’s Hands”
13 Eric Church: “Eyes on the Prize”
14 Taj Mahal: “Wade in the Water”
15 Gregg Allman: “Have a Little Faith”
16 Mavis Staples & Bonnie Raitt: “Turn Me Around”
17 Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Majal & Greg Allman: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”
18 Mavis Staples, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne: “Slippery People”
19 Mavis Staples & Tweedy: “You Are Not Alone”
20 Mavis Staples: “I’ll Take You There”
21 Mavis Staples & Everybody: “The Weight”

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