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When we started our family group, The Staple Singers, we started out mostly singing in churches in the south. Pops saw Dr. MartinLuther King speak in 1963 and from there we started to broaden our musical vision beyond just gospel songs. Pops told us, I likethis man. I like his message. and if he can preach it, we can sing it So we started to write Freedom Songs, like Why Am I TreatedSo Bad, When Will We Be Paid For The Work Weve Done, Long Walk To DC, and many others. Like many in the civil rightsmovement, we drew on the spirituality and the strength from the church to help gain social justice and try to achieve equal rights.

We became a major voice for the civil rights movement and hopefully helped to make a difference in this country. It was a difficultand dangerous time (in 1965 we spent a night in jail in West Memphis, Arkansas and I wondered if wed ever make it out alive) butwe felt we needed to stand up and be heard.

So for us, and for many in the civil rights movement, we looked to the church for inner strength and to help make positive changes.And that seems to be missing today. Here it is, 2007, and there are still so many problems and social injustices in the world. Well, Itell you we need a change now more than ever, and Im turning to the church again for strength.

With this record, I hope to get across the same feeling, the same spirit and the same message as we did with the Staple Singers andto hopefully continue to make positive changes. Weve got to keep pushing to make the world a better place. Things are better butwere not where we need to be and well never turn back. 99 and 1/2 just wont do! - Mavis

When we started our family group, The Staple Singers, we started out mostly singing in churches in the south. Pops saw Dr. MartinLuther King speak in 1963 and from there we started to broaden our musical vision beyond just gospel songs. Pops told us, I likethis man. I like his message. and if he can preach it, we can sing it So we started to write Freedom Songs, like Why Am I TreatedSo Bad, When Will We Be Paid For The Work Weve Done, Long Walk To DC, and many others. Like many in the civil rightsmovement, we drew on the spirituality and the strength from the church to help gain social justice and try to achieve equal rights.

We became a major voice for the civil rights movement and hopefully helped to make a difference in this country. It was a difficultand dangerous time (in 1965 we spent a night in jail in West Memphis, Arkansas and I wondered if wed ever make it out alive) butwe felt we needed to stand up and be heard.

So for us, and for many in the civil rights movement, we looked to the church for inner strength and to help make positive changes.And that seems to be missing today. Here it is, 2007, and there are still so many problems and social injustices in the world. Well, Itell you we need a change now more than ever, and Im turning to the church again for strength.

With this record, I hope to get across the same feeling, the same spirit and the same message as we did with the Staple Singers andto hopefully continue to make positive changes. Weve got to keep pushing to make the world a better place. Things are better butwere not where we need to be and well never turn back. 99 and 1/2 just wont do! - Mavis

045778683031

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ANTI
Rel. Date: 08/26/2022
UPC: 045778683031

We'll Never Turn Back: 15th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Aqua Blue LP]
Artist: Mavis Staples
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $25.98
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DISC: 1

1. Down in the Mississippi
2. Eyes on the Prize
3. We Shall Not Be Moved
4. In the Mississippi River
5. On My Way
6. This Little Light of Mine
7. 99 and 1/2
8. My Own Eyes
9. Turn Me Around
10. We'll Never Turn Back
11. I'll Be Rested
12. Jesus Is on the Main Line

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When we started our family group, The Staple Singers, we started out mostly singing in churches in the south. Pops saw Dr. MartinLuther King speak in 1963 and from there we started to broaden our musical vision beyond just gospel songs. Pops told us, I likethis man. I like his message. and if he can preach it, we can sing it So we started to write Freedom Songs, like Why Am I TreatedSo Bad, When Will We Be Paid For The Work Weve Done, Long Walk To DC, and many others. Like many in the civil rightsmovement, we drew on the spirituality and the strength from the church to help gain social justice and try to achieve equal rights.

We became a major voice for the civil rights movement and hopefully helped to make a difference in this country. It was a difficultand dangerous time (in 1965 we spent a night in jail in West Memphis, Arkansas and I wondered if wed ever make it out alive) butwe felt we needed to stand up and be heard.

So for us, and for many in the civil rights movement, we looked to the church for inner strength and to help make positive changes.And that seems to be missing today. Here it is, 2007, and there are still so many problems and social injustices in the world. Well, Itell you we need a change now more than ever, and Im turning to the church again for strength.

With this record, I hope to get across the same feeling, the same spirit and the same message as we did with the Staple Singers andto hopefully continue to make positive changes. Weve got to keep pushing to make the world a better place. Things are better butwere not where we need to be and well never turn back. 99 and 1/2 just wont do! - Mavis

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