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Video: Mavis Staples talks Tweedy collaboration with Richard Steele

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Video: Mavis Staples talks Tweedy collaboration with Richard Steele

Collaboration is nothing new for legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples. She started her music career with what some might consider the toughest co-workers "“ her relatives. That’s back when she sang with The Staples Singers, a group led by her father, Pops Staples. Since branching out on her own Mavis has paired up with almost everyone "“ from Bob Dylan to Prince. So another partnership isn’t odd. But would you have pictured Staples connecting with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy? Tweedy not only produced but wrote a couple of tracks for Staples’ latest "“ You Are Not Alone. Richard Steele sits down with Staples to learn about this collaboration, and what else the artist is working on. Listen to the radio version of the interview: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/09/848_20100921e1.mp3|titles=Mavis Staples talks with 848] Watch the uncut video:

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