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Wednesday 1st May 2019

Mojo magazine enthuse about latest Mavis Staples album

Getting By

VETERAN gospel diva Mavis Staples has released her latest album, 'We Get By', through Anti Records. Read a review in Mojo magazine, "The uptempo 'Sometime' takes Mavis to church, and we're still there during the sombre contemplation of 'Never Needed Anyone' - as with gospel-rooted singers, her 'anyone' could mean her partner, or her God. The passing of both Pops and sister/companion Yvonne has lent a sense of loss and impermanence: 'Now all that we are is the living ghost of our youth. . .' and that's echoed by the ballad 'Hard To Leave' - 'grab a hold of the days before the days grab hold of you. . .'." CR

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