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Wednesday 05.07.2023180 DKK

The Staples Jr. Singers (US) + DJ Bremer/McCoy

Gospel family band from Aberdeen, Mississippi.

The Staples Jr. Singers is gospel-soul straight from Aberdeen, Mississippi. After the re-issue of their first and only album “When Do We Get Paid” on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label, the family group have re-emerged and are now playing concerts for the first time since the 1970s. In July, they will hit ALICE at Stairway as a part of Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

The Staples Jr. Singers were part of a vanguard of soul gospel artists in the 1970s that broke from tradition to testify with the groove, writing songs that were stone cold soul. Like many gospel acts of the time, they were a family band: the siblings Annie, A.R.C., and Edward Brown from Aberdeen, Mississippi. When they started in 1971, the group’s current members were just 11, 12 and 13 years old. They named themselves after their idols The Staple Singers and played talent shows and clubs as their popularity grew. The group started touring from their home in Aberdeen, Mississippi and across the Bible Belt to spread their soulful gospel sound and sell their first and only album, When Do We Get Paid (1975).

This year, “When Do We Get Paid” was reissued on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label, to great excitement and media attention. An unknown gospel album outside of the southern gospel circuit, first recorded in 1975, now finally getting the attention and recognition it deserves. The album draws on funk and blues in its devotional, soulful gospel songs, delivered with goosebump-inducing vocals. Three generations and 40 years later, the three original members of The Staples Jr. Singers are now gathered again to play concerts. And we can assure you that Annie and Edward Brown still sing just as beautifully as they did back then.

Said about “When Do We Get Paid”
9/10 “It’s a recording of fragile beauty and turbulent groove.” — Pop Matters (US)
“Their astonishingly world-weary music deserves your attention” — Uncut (UK)
“Every note is perfectly placed, and the record is as raw as the emotions that went into it.” — Bandcamp
“Passionate songs of the civil rights struggle… [that] can finally hit a deserved bigger audience” — Scottish Daily Express (UK)

DJ Bremer/McCoy
The Danish duo Bremer/McCoy will open the night with a lovely DJ set embracing jazz, electronic, Afro and Jamaican music.

The concerts are a part of Copenhagen Jazz Festival – a nationwide festival taking place between June 30th – July 9th. More info via www.jazz.dk

ALICE at Stairway
While the concert hall at Nørre Allé 7 is getting a new ventilation system, ALICE is moving into the music venue Stairway in Vanløse on January 1. 2023.

Wednesday 05.07.2023
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 180 DKK incl. fee

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