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July 24: Bob Dylan & others: The Weight, Virginia Beach, Virginia 2013 (video)

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… then a real thrill: Tweedy and Jim James are introduce, and the band broke into the opening chords of “The Weight.” Time stood still! Bob started off the lyric very strong, then the group botched the chorus, but James and Tweedy each shined on their vocals and were clearly enjoying the moment, as was Dylan. Tweedy practically died and went to heaven on stage. Really quite a treat to see that.
~Thad Williamson (boblinks.com)

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 July 2013

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, grand piano & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Colin Linden (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Receli (drums & percussion)
  • Jim James and Jeff Tweedy on acoustic guitars
  • Peter Wolf  (vocal)

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Happy 75th birthday Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Well, you know I’ve always liked Mavis Staples ever since she was a little girl. She’s always been my favorite… She’s always had my favorite voice.
~Bob Dylan (to Jann Wenner, Nov 1969)

The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself (Live 1972 – Wattstax music festival):


Birth name Mavis Staples
Born July 10, 1939 (age 75)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Rhythm and blues, soul, gospel
Occupations Singer
Years active 1950–present
Labels Epic, Stax/Volt, Curtom, Paisley Park, Alligator, Anti-, Warner Bros.,Verve
Associated acts The Staple Singers, Prince
Website www.mavisstaples.com

Mavis Staples  was born July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois she is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family’s band.

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group. Roebuck “Pops” Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (1934–2013), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits “Respect Yourself”, “I’ll Take You There”, “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)”, and “Let’s Do It Again”.

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