Mavis Staples "If All I Was Was Black" LP (2017)
Details: Used/nm condition 180g vinyl (black vinyl variant) of soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples' "If All I Was Was Black," released on ANTI- Records and produced in conjunction with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy (also featuring Tweedy on track four, for, "Ain't No Doubt About It").
Description: "Mavis Staples has again joined forces with songwriter-producer Jeff Tweedy for a new album entitled If All I Was Was Black, out this November 17th (2017).
The history Mavis recalls from her early years touring with her family as The Staple Singers, the prejudice, ugliness, and danger, well it’s all still here. In response, the singer has delivered If All I Was Was Black, ten songs about contemporary America today, a present-day filled with ghosts of the past. "Nothing has changed," Mavis remarked in early August, just days before neo-Nazis marched with swastika flags in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a young woman was murdered. "We are still in it.”
If All I Was Was Black is Mavis' third collaboration with songwriter and producer (and Wilco frontman) Jeff Tweedy. Their first partnership in 2010, You Are Not Alone, won a Grammy Award for Best Americana album. Their second effort together, One True Vine, was a Grammy nominee. But If All I Was Was Black marks the first time Tweedy has composed an entire album of original songs for Mavis' legendary voice and a nation she's uniquely poised to address."
Grade: NM (new/used)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Little Bit
A2. If All I Was Was Black
A3. Who Told You That
A4. Ain't No Doubt About It (feat. Jeff Tweedy)
A5. Peaceful Dream
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. No Time For Crying
B2. Build A Bridge
B3. We Go High
B4. Try Harder
B5. All Over Again