After hearing some of the songs on this album here, I had to rush out and buy it. Mavis Staples, Ry Cooder and players reinterpret classic freedom and civil rights songs. What a voice, what powerful songs and what a crime that they still need to be sung.
“Like many in the civil rights movement, The Staples Singers drew on the spirituality and strength of the church to help gain social justice and to try to achieve equal rights. With this record, I hope to get across the same feeling, the same spirit and the same message as we did then - and to hopefully continue to make positive changes. Things are better but we’re not where we need to be and we’ll never turn back.”- Mavis Staples
Record label ANTI has more info on their site here including Rolling Stone article, promo video and an mp3 of "On My Way".
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"We'll Never Turn Back" [buy]