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Staples, Mavis / We'll Never Turn Back
Album:We'll Never Turn Back Collection:Blues
Artist:Staples, Mavis Added:06/2007

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-06-17 Pull Date:2007-08-19 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:12 Aug5 Aug29 Jul22 Jul8 Jul1 Jul24 Jun

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 28 Feb 20:Be Sharp
4.Sat, 23 Dec 17:Decca & Fo
Decca's Birthday Blues
2.Fri, 15 Nov 19:Be Sharp
5.Fri, 17 Nov 17:Be Sharp
3.Fri, 29 Mar 19:Be Sharp
6.Sat, 12 Aug 17:Decca
Blues With A Feelin'

Album Review
The Byrd of Paradise
Reviewed 2007-06-19 
Queen of church/blues. Smoky vocals, "real" vocals (not stories). The last member of the Staple Singers still performing. Serious production, solid band & material.

1. Lowdown bounce - comment on racism
2. Moanin' strings & vocals on 2nd line
3. Oldtime classic church anthem from the Civil Rights era
4. Classic call and response - swampy
5. Laidback percussion march on Civil Rights chant
6. Lowdown/rock-ified version of old churchy kids song
7. Tight, tuff Civil Rights march
8. Soulful midtempo - story of her experience in the Nivil Rights and now, from laidback to a slow build up -- powerful
9. Updated version of Civil Rights anthem
10. Slow, smoky ballad
11. Easy strollin' churchy anthem

Track Listing
1.Down In Mississippi 7.99 And A Half
2.Eyes On The Prize 8.My Own Eyes
3.We Shall Not Be Moved 9.Turn Me Around
4.In The Mississippi River 10.We'll Never Turn Back
5.On My Way 11.I'll Be Rested
6.This Little Light Of Mine 12.Jesus Is On The Main Line