Dienstag, 19. März 2019

Tuesday's Cover

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I am not the one that is very deep in soul music but I always loved great female voices. One of those that I ever loved listened to was Mavis Staples. Formed by her fathers she grew up with gospel and blues and got famous by The Staple Singers. During her career lasting for decades she always made cover versions and played with younger and older artists. In 1983 Talking Heads released their fifth album Speaking in Tongues with a few of their best songs in their later career. Slippery People was one of the early 80's songs that made a lot of fun with it's tribal rhythm combined with classic NYC funk. Mavis Staples took this song for her own and made some cover versions. Once live a few years ago and another longer version a few years earlier. What this song makes great is the fantastic bass line and the way Mavis turns this song into a superb soulful and funky way.

Mavis Staples - Slippery Peoples (live)
The Staple Singers - Slippery People (Attention Seeker re-edit)

1 Kommentar:

KevM hat gesagt…

tanks for this. it seems the files are the same though