No Big Deal, It's Just a Voicemail From the Incomparable Mavis Staples


That great WHOOSHING sound you just heard was the entire world rushing to set “Good morning, everybody. Mavis here,” as their voicemail greeting and ringtone.

The background on why this delightful recording of Mavis Staples leaving a voicemail exists: Last night, as part of his final Colbert Report sign-off, Stephen Colbert had too many people to thank and so he just thanked Mavis Staples (as one should, every day) and asked her to please call everybody in the morning. And sure enough, she did. “All right? Now you know. Okie-dokie.”

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