The new Mavis Staples CD also has a track called "Down In Mississippi" which talks about what is was like growing up in the deep South, having to walk away from one water fountain, cause it was white only. That was a scene I will never forget as one time I accidentally drank from "their" fountain, and my daddy pulling me away and I didn't know what I had done wrong. Man, those were messed up times.
We are honoring Dr Martin Luther King's life today here in the U.S. I was a DJ in Memphis when the shots rang out in the Memphis skies(thank you Bono). I was on the air and every phone in our control room went crazy with news organizations from all over the world trying to get anyone to talk. Nobody in Memphis was allowed on the streets that night, unless deemed an emergency. I will never forget driving home that night after my airshift, and seeing the streets completely empty. An eerie feeling.
Listen closely to the new Mavis Staples CD..it's fantastic.
Listen for excerpts from DR Martin Luther King speeches today on