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

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-06-17 Pull Date:2007-08-19 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:Aug 12Aug 5Jul 29Jul 22Jul 8Jul 1Jun 24

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 12, 2021:Traditions (rebroadcast from Mar 29, 2019)
We Shall Not Be Moved
4.Mar 29, 2019:Traditions
We Shall Not Be Moved
2.Feb 28, 2020:Traditions
Eyes On The Prize
5.Dec 23, 2017:Decca's Birthday Blues
99 And A Half
3.Nov 15, 2019:Traditions
We Shall Not Be Moved, Eyes On The Prize
6.Nov 17, 2017:Traditions
This Little Light Of Mine

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