You Are Not Alone

December 31, 2016 - Comment

Produced by fellow Chicagoan Jeff Tweedy at Wilco s studio The Loft, You Are Not Alone showcases the iconic singer at her most powerful and fervent. The album mixes traditional gospel numbers with two new songs written for Mavis by Tweedy, plus her unique interpretations of songs by Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John

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Produced by fellow Chicagoan Jeff Tweedy at Wilco s studio The Loft, You Are Not Alone showcases the iconic singer at her most powerful and fervent. The album mixes traditional gospel numbers with two new songs written for Mavis by Tweedy, plus her unique interpretations of songs by Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton.

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Big Poot says:

Mavis is a staple in my music collection… Sorry for the pun, but it’s true. I am usually full of snark, but I cannot deny a profound appreciation for the national treasure that is this woman’s voice. Mavis is spunky, funky, and (though I want to say “chunky”, just to keep the rhyme scheme going) the epitome of roots-bound gospel. This album did not disappoint me, though there are certainly numbers in it which inspire more than others. I cannot resist the urge to dance when “I Belong to the Band” plays; I always sing…

Luigi Facotti says:

Mavis’ best in a long long time I’ve been a fan of Mavis Staples as part of the Staples Singers and especially since her early outings as a solo artist on Volt with Steve Cropper and Don Davis producing. Since the demise of Stax, Mavis had a great album produced by Prince and Al Bell. Since then, apart from an outing with Lucky Peterson on Verve, her output has been very spotty. On this album, she’s back in great form. I’ve not followed Jeff Tweedy but his production is really sympathetic to her voice as well as soulful -…

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