Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mavis Staples - Spirituals and Gospel

If ever there were a time for Mavis Staples to return to recording, 2004 is it. Her tenure with her family's group the Staple Singers led by her late father Pops offered a steadying, positive presence on the pop scene during the late antiwar unrest and civil rights struggles of the 1960s through the 1970s. They offered up notions of personal responsibility, dignity, and spiritual hope in a heady and uncertain time. Have A Little Faith is a stellar collection of bluesy folk gospel and classic soul grooves recorded for modern times... The album is subtle, laden with beautiful dark grooves, moody guitars, organic percussion, and B-3 and Rhodes piano... Have a Little Faith is a glorious return for Staples and is capable of inspiring those who are lucky enough to encounter it.

—an excerpt from Thom Jurek, Allmusic

Can't find tracks from this album - but her voice is so good!

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