Mavis Staples singing Soran Bushi!


Check out what Bachido member and PhD-wielding professor of shamisen @Gerry_McGoldrick found on WT,F Mark Maron’s podcast! Mavis sings, and talks about the song from 42:05-43:20.

Thanks Gerry for letting us know! :smiley:


She talks about visiting Japan in 1964 and she still remembers the words to the folk song. Impressive.


I mentioned this to a friend in Japan who then sent me a link–apparently the Staple Singers recorded a version of it:

This got me thinking about Pete Seeger’s version of “Kuroda Bushi” from about the same time: