Weekend Catch Up: Mavis Staples – Can You Get To That

Anti Records released this track 2 weeks ago – and it’s one of the most important singers in music covering one of the most important bands in music.

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples – laughing at something we blogged.

The song: Can You Get To That – originally released in July 1971 by Funkadelic. The most gospel-influenced tracks on the masterpiece album Maggot Brain; includes homages to both The Beatles’ Norwegian Wood & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dream speech. Brilliant.

The cover version: Figurehead of gospel music, 60+ year professional musician, one-time-lover of Bob Dylan, personal friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and collaborator with too many people to include here, Mavis Staples is the boss. Do yourself a favour and read her bio while you listen to this.

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