Posts Tagged ‘Mavis Staples’
You Are Not Alone is a mix of bluesy gospel and bluesy rock and the best version of John Fogerty’s Wrote a Song for Everyone that I have ever heard.
No matter how much I listen to Miss Mavis I am always blown away by the power and the beauty of her voice. While she has some great material to work with in Last Train, Creep Along Moses, Downward Road and the rockin’ I Belong to the Band Hallelujah, it’s her voice that carries the album and weaves it altogether.
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day Week – Wrote a Song For Everyone
I found this over on Gloriousnoise. Mavis Staples with Jeff Tweedy on guitar. Probably my favorite vid of the year.
You can listen and/or purchase You Are Not Alone over on Amazon or Emusic. Well worth the money.
I planned on doing one of those ‘my best of 2007′ posts but with the new baby and several days of houseguests I just could not find the time. Instead I decided to hit just the highlights of the year.
My favorite CD of 2007 – Mavis Staples -We’ll Never Turn Back
My Favorite Song of 2007 – The Outlaws – This Town (this song is actually not out on a CD. The band put a preview mp3 of it up on their website and I have run more batteries down playing this song than any other)
My favorite Book of 2007 – Paul Malmont - The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril (I know, I know, but I read the ‘pulp’ version of it and that was published in 2007 – this is not only my favorite of 2007 but it has also made its way into my top ten of all time)
-edited at 4:10pm to add a link to the Outlaws Myspace page. You can listen to ‘This Town’ there, since the website is undergoing some changes and I am uncertain if it is okay for me to offer the song for download -
I picked up Mavis Staples new album, We’ll Never Turn Back off Emusic a few weeks ago and I have run a couple of batteries out playing ‘Down in Mississippi’ on my mp3. With Miss Mavis’ powerhouse voice and Ry Cooder’s guitar this is an awesome song from a great cd.
The selections consist of civil rights standards such as ‘We Shall Not Be Moved’ and ‘On My Way’ as well as some new compositions. The music is varied, some songs have a blues or soul feel while others are more old time gospel. This cd is well worth the money spent and I highly recommend it.