For her latest album, soul and gospel star Mavis Staples enlisted the songwriting and producing talents of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. The result is You Are Not Alone, a collection that includes two Tweedy originals as well as songs by Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, Little Milton and others.
Staples joins us to talk about the album and the collaboration. And, she’ll perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
1. The Staple Singers, "I'll Take You There"
2. Live Performance:"Wrote a Song for Everyone"
3. Live Performance: "You Are Not Alone"
4. Mavis Staples, "Downward Road"