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If All I Was Was Black|Mavis Staples
If All I Was Was Black
Mavis Staples
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Track Listing

1 Little Bit
2 If All I Was s Black
3 Who Told You at
4 Ain't No DoubAbout It
5 Peaceful Drea
6 No Time for Cing
7 Build a Bridg
8 We Go High
9 Try Harder
10 All Over Agai


  • Genre: R&B
  • Release Date: November 2017
  • Label: Anti-
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Jeff Tweedy
  • Engineer: Tom Schick

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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The result is an object lesson in collaborative activism, with Staples tilting away from Sixties R&B formalism but doubling down on topicality." Entertainment Weekly - "[T]he real draw is her lyricism: Staples channels America's restless energy into politically charged gems like 'Build a Bridge' and 'We Go High.'" Paste (magazine) - "On BLACK, Staples and Tweedy instead channel their unease with our ongoing state of unrest, employing mostly minimalist funk and refreshingly frank language." Pitchfork (Website) - "A singer of remarkable power and expression, Staples essentially rewrites these songs simply by singing them, imbuing each line with fine gradients of emotion and authority. She emerges as the active agent in the project..."

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