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Wednesday _05.07.23200 DKK + fee

The Staples Jr. Singers (US) // Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2023 – SOLD OUT

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.

Please note: The concert was initially scheduled for February 2023 with Bremer/McCoy as dj’s but has been postponed to July 5th without a dj act. Tickets remain valid for the new date, but if you’d prefer a refund please write to no later than one month before.

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)

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 _05.07.23
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 200 DKK + fee

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