Mavis Staples – 05/20/2012 – Gulf Shores, AL


Mavis Staples
Chevrolet Stage
Hangout Music Fest
Gulf Shores, AL

Set List:

01 I Am His and He Is Mine
02 Didn’t Old Pharoah Get Lost (Creep Along Moses)
03 Mavis talks about “Roll TIde, Ala.”
04 Wrote A Song For Everyone
05 The Weight > Levon Helm shout out
06 I’m On My Way
07 Freedom Highway
08 This Is My Country
09 We’re Gonna Make It
10 instrumental jam
11 I Belong to the Band
12 I’ll Take You There

Running Time: 1:00:55

This was another “must see” show for me after seeing the stream of Mavis’ set from Bonnaroo last year. This was a fantastic way to start off the last day of the festival. Mavis’ early Sunday festival sets are like “church.”
She gave a nice tribute to the late Levon Helm following “The Weight” and closed with a track recorded in Muscle Shoals. It was a very inspirational, rockin’ gospel/soul set. Mavis has a great band and she let them jam out while she took a break.
I decided to try something different with this recording. Since there were very few people at this stage, I laid out my beach towel and sat dead center with the mains pointing down at me. Not many people stood in front of me and the recording came out fine.


Church Audio CA-11 > Edirol R-09 (24/48)
Taped, transferred and seeded by MSTaper
*** A Team Dirty South Recording ***

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