MAVIS STAPLES AND BAND PERFORM "I LIKE THE THINGS ABOUT ME" FOR CONAN
Yesterday legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples celebrated the release of her new album, One True
Vine, by visiting TBS's Conan to perform "I Like The Things About Me." One
Vine marks Staples' second collaboration with Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy, who
produced the album and plays nearly all the instruments on the LP.
On her new album, Staples mixes gospel tracks such as "Woke Up This Morning (With Jesus On
My Mind)" and "Jesus Wept" with more secular fare such as a cover of Funkadelic's "Can You
Get To That" and Wilco's "One True Vine." On the studio version "I Like The Things About
Me," Staples' distinctive growl is backed by Jeff Tweedy's fuzz bass and a steady beat by
17-year-old Spencer Tweedy.
For her visit to Conan, Staples performed "I Like The Things About Me" with her solo band.
Let's take a look:
You can stream all of One True Vine right here on JamBase:
[Published on: 6/26/13]