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If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples has again joined forces with songwriter-producer Jeff Tweedy for a new album titled If All I Was Was Black, available now. If All I Was Was Black is Mavis' third collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. Their first partnership in 2010, You Are Not Alone, won a Grammy Award for Best Americana album. Their second effort together, One True Vine, was a Grammy nominee. But If All I Was Was Black marks the first time Tweedy has composed an entire album of original songs for Mavis' legendary voice and a nation she's uniquely poised to address.