Label: Anti- - 7444-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul •
The title of Mavis Staples ' fourth studio album for the Anti- label could apply to any given point in the singer's career, but in early it seemed especially apt. Staples was in the public consciousness as much as ever and was continuing to move in new directions. Wardanother seasoned and sympathetic musician previously outside the Staples sphere.
Material was sought from a wide-ranging roster of songwriters -- Ding Ding Dong (Schnabel Mix) - Bamby - Ding Ding Dong as Valerie JuneBen HarperNeko Caseand Merrill Garbus -- some One Love - Mavis Staples - Livin On A High Note whom had to do a bit of homework prior to writing.
Staples and her backing band, including backing vocalists Donny Gerrard and Vicki Randlerecorded with Wardwho made some lyrical and musical adjustments and otherwise kept the process as simple as possible. Inspired by Pharrell Williams ' "Happy," Staples requested joyous material from her collaborators and got One Love - Mavis Staples - Livin On A High Note , though it's all more true to her and her family group's past than to '60s pop-soul Motown, both in sound and in lyrical content.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date February 26, Recording Date August 17, - August 30, Track Listing. Take Us Back. Benjamin Booker. Mavis Staples. Love and Trust. Ben Harper. If It's a Light. Charity Rose Thielen. Merrill Garbus. High Note.
Valerie June. Don't Cry. Matthew Ward. History, Now. One Love. Aaron Livingston. Jesus Lay Down Beside Me. Nick Cave. MLK Song. Martin Luther King, Jr. Take Us Back Benjamin Booker. Love and Trust Ben Harper. Action Merrill Garbus. High Note Valerie June. Don't Cry Matthew Ward. One Love Aaron Livingston.
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