Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CD Review: From The Woman That Sang The National Lampoon "Christmas Vacation Song"

Mavis Staples
Live: Hope At The Hideout

Mavis Staples' singing career spans over 50 years. Her background in blues/gospel and roots music is legendary. In fact, she sang the theme song, "Christmas Vacation", on the 1989 hit film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. On her twelfth album, Live: Hope At The Hideout, takes place at a small roots club in Chicago, USA. It features thirteen popular songs including, "For What It's Worth", "Eyes On The Prize", "Down In Mississippi", "Freedom Highway", and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". Fans of gospel, soul, roots, and blues music probably already know about Mavis. Now is the time to spread the word about the music of Mavis Staples to the world community. ~ Matthew Forss

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