Episode 325: If All I Was Was Black - Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples, one of the greatest voices of this generation, or any, is back with a powerful new LP If All I Was Was Black. Continuing in her collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in the production chair, the civil-rights icon is going back to her Chicago blues roots and delivering a powerful statement on racism in America in 2017.

PLUS! Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman have teamed up for an album celebrating the music of John Hartford, and the iconic first single is just as exquisite as you would expect.


Show Notes

  • Incidental music courtesy of Aquatic Gardener. Hear more/buy it HERE.
  • Support us on Patreon! [link]
  • Check out Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman's reworking of the classic "Gentle On My Mind" off of the upcoming John Hartford tribute Dear John! (Out 12/8 via Refuge Foundation for the Arts)

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If All I Was Was Black Mavis Staples Hot Takes: "If All I Was Was Black showcases what happens when the unlikely pairing of Mavis Staples and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, her current producer, finally discover the sweet spot between Stax soul, poignant civil rights messaging, and timeless vocal mastery." - Marcus K. Dowling LINKS Official Site Facebook Twitter Instagram LISTEN ON Spotify Apple Music

If All I Was Was Black
Mavis Staples

Hot Takes:

"If All I Was Was Black showcases what happens when the unlikely pairing of Mavis Staples and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, her current producer, finally discover the sweet spot between Stax soul, poignant civil rights messaging, and timeless vocal mastery." - Marcus K. Dowling

LINKS
Official Site
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

LISTEN ON
Spotify
Apple Music


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