Mavis Staples Live Hope At The Hideout 2008

Live Hope At The Hideout ┬áis a live album by Mavis Staples after her career was boosted by the Ry Cooder produced studio album We’ll Never Turn Back about the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s.

It was recorded at the Hideout in Chicago in June 2008. It was released in November 2008.

Mavis Staples Live Hope At The Hideout

Mavis Staples Live Hope At The Hideout

Set List

For What It’s Worth – 2:52
Eyes On The Prize – 5:27
Down In Mississippi – 4:32
Wade In The Water – 6:34
Waiting For My Child – 4:27
This Little Light – 4:49
Why Am I Treated So Bad – 8:18
Freedom Highway – 4:37
We Shall Not Be Moved – 7:44
Circle Intro (encore) – 3:02
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (encore) – 4:17
On My Way (encore) – 6:01
I’ll Take You There (encore) – 4:19

Mavis Staples was 69 years old when she recorded this and her voice sounds rough and raspy but it suits the songs.

What Other People Say

The album was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 52nd Grammy.

  • Pitchfork – 7.6 out of 10
  • AllMusic.com – 3 stars but the user rating is currently 4.5 stars (out of five)

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