Coffee Break: Featuring Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples (Chris Strong Photography)

Today is Mavis Staples' birthday, she turns 81 this year. Throughout her career, Staples has collaborated with scores of artists both classic and contemporary, with a discography that spans over 60 years.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from or featuring Mavis Staples would you like to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Songs Played


Run The Jewels - Pulling The Pin feat. Josh Homme and Mavis Staples
Arcade Fire - I Give You Power feat. Mavis Staples
Hozier - Nina Cried Power feat. Mavis Staples
Chuck D - Give We The Pride feat. Mavis Staples
Benjamin Booker - Witness feat. Mavis Staples
North Mississippi Allstars - What You Gonna Do feat. Mavis Staples
The Band - The Weight feat. The Staples Singers

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

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