39. You Are Not Alone
Best Of 2010 Albums - Mavis Staples

Gospel music simply doesn’t have the influence on modern music that it once might have, but when Mavis Staples sings, her messages of love, hope and faith never fail to connect deep within the soul. Her latest album saw Staples pair with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy for a truly stirring mix of American gospel and secular song - the title a message from the pair to the world: “Know that you are not alone,” Mavis told Clash. “Be strong and pray. God may not come when you want him, but he’s always right on time, so don’t give up. This is what these songs are all about; it’s what I’ve been about all my life.”

Best Bit: The voice. In every song. A blessed and holy gift.


Read an interview with Mavis Staples HERE.

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