Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black, with guest Jeff Tweedy

Soul legend Mavis Staples has announced a new album titled If All I Was Was Black, which is produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples is in her eighth decade of singing. She began performing spiritual music as a child in the 1940s and then traveled across the country with her family on the gospel circuit as part of The Staple Singers. Along the way she saw the ugly side of racist America. Now Mavis Staples has new music with her longtime friend, collaborator and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy that takes on the current state of the country and ongoing racial conflicts that she says feel all-too familiar.

If All I Was Was Black, consists of 11 songs written by Jeff Tweedy with three co-written with Mavis Staples, including the title track.

Mavis Staples ‘If All I Was Was Black’ Album Trailer

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black

Format: CD / LP
Label: Anti/Epitaph
Release date: 17 November 2017

Tracklist
1. Little Bit
2. If All I Was Was Black
3. Who Told You That
4. Ain’t No Doubt About It (feat. Jeff Tweedy)
5. Peaceful Dream
6. No Time For Crying
7. Build A Bridge
8. We Go High
9. Try Harder
10. All Over Again

Listen now to Mavis Staples – “If All I Was Was Black”: