Mavis Staples http://kut.org en What You Don't Know About Mavis Staples and Her Music http://kut.org/post/what-you-dont-know-about-mavis-staples-and-her-music <p>For a slightly younger generation, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFBHOtN5ssc#t=25">Staples Singers</a>&nbsp;evoke memories of avocado colored refrigerators and polyester pants. Not a bad thing, necessarily, but certainly not the reason you should know the name&nbsp;<a href="http://mavisstaples.com/">Mavis Staples</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>In the new book, "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Take-You-There-Freedoms/dp/1451647859">I’ll Take You There</a>," music journalist Greg&nbsp;Kot connects the dots between modern American culture and the great migration as African-Americans moved from the deep south to Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p>Mavis Staples is part of the fabric of Chicago, Kot tells <a href="http://kut.org/topic/coming-soon-texas-standard">Texas Standard's&nbsp;</a>David Brown.</p><p>"[She's] a cultural institution. Her family is a cultural institution," he says.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139578017&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:05:00 +0000 David Brown & Emily Donahue 9969 at http://kut.org What You Don't Know About Mavis Staples and Her Music