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Mavis Staples' latest album, We Get By, is out now. Myriam Santos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 'We Get By,' Mavis Staples Keeps Singing For 'Change'

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Compton rapper YG. His latest release, 4REAL 4REAL, is on our short list for the best new albums dropping on May 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On May 24

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Mavis Staples On World Cafe

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Jon Batiste led a star-studded cast, including Mavis Staples, through the civil rights-themed set A Change Is Gonna Come. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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A Change Is Gonna Come, Live In Concert : Newport Folk 2018

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Andrew Hozier-Byrne joins NPR Music's Bob Boilen in the studio to discuss the music that informed his 2018 EP, Nina Cried Power. Mulography - Anthony Mulcahy hide caption

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Guest DJ: Hozier On Why Music From The Civil Rights Movement Still Resonates

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IMAGEClockwise from upper left: Wolf Alice, Jackie Shane, William Patrick Corgan, Loney Dear, Mavis Staples, Flikka Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Billy Corgan, Mavis Staples And Jeff Tweedy, Wolf Alice, More

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"I tell you," Mavis Staples says, "I watch the news sometimes and I think I'm back in the '60s." The gospel legend was recently recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors. Chris Strong/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Mavis Staples, The Music Of The Civil Rights Era Couldn't Be More Relevant Today

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08Ain't No Grave (feat. Mavis Staples)

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    Ain't No Grave (feat. Mavis Staples)
    Album
    Blues & Ballads (A Folksingers Songbook) Volumes I & II
    Artist
    Luther Dickinson
    Label
    New West Records
    Released
    2016

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On the new album Into The Deep, the seasoned instrumentalists of Galactic team up with a host of singers including Macy Gray and Mavis Staples. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 20 Years, New Orleans Band Galactic Lifts Off With New Voices

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Alt.Latino Lays Out A Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

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Mavis Staples performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Mavis Staples In Concert

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Mavis Staples performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Mavis Staples: Newport Folk 2011

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Hear An Interview With Newport Folk Festival Producer Jay Sweet

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Mavis Staples On World Cafe

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Mavis Staples performs at the 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival at in Portland, Ore. Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns via Getty Images hide caption

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'I'll Take You There': The Staple Singers' Rise From Church To Fame

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