Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Can You Get To That” by Mavis Staples

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Rock And Roll Hall of Famer and gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples is releasing her new Jeff Tweedy produced album, One True Vine, on Anti- Records on June 25. Mavis recently played the WXPN Non-COMMVention. She returns to town on June 28 and 29 opening for the Dave Matthews Band at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Below, listen to her cover of Funkadelic’s “Can You Get To That,” a song that originally appeared on their classic 1971 Maggot Brain. The song is a perfect match for Mavis’s folksy-gospel soulful style. While the arrangement of her cover doesn’t deviate much from the original (listen below), she more than captures the funky spirituality of it.

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