Mavis Staples ‎– If All I Was Was Black

Anti- ‎– 87557-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Little Bit
A2 If All I Was Was Black
A3 Who Told You That
A4 Ain't No Doubt About It
Featuring – Jeff Tweedy
A5 Peaceful Dream
B1 No Time For Crying
B2 Build A Bridge
B3 We Go High
B4 Try Harder
B5 All Over Again

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Hype sticker: "Soul legend Mavis Staples returns with 10 powerful new songs produced by Jeff Tweedy."
Includes a custom inner sleeve and a download coupon.

Recorded and mixed at the Loft, Chicago
Mastered [...] at Gateway Mastering

© & ℗ 2017 Anti. 2798 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90026

All songs written by Jeff Tweedy (Words Ampersand Music (BMI)) except "If All I Was Was Black," "No Time For Crying" & We Go High" by Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples (Chomone Music (BMI)) All songs administered for the world by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Spaces removed): 045778755714
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): 87557-1-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): 87557-1-B CB
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7557-2 Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black(CD, Album) Anti- 7557-2 Benelux 2017 Sell This Version
7557-1 Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black(LP, Album) Anti- 7557-1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
87557-2 Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black(CD, Album) Anti- 87557-2 US 2017 Sell This Version



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April 23, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

A truly excellent album from a soul legend. Songs co-written and produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco-- but this is Mavis's record all the way. This album is totally in the here and now both socially and politically, yet it feels like it could have been made in the early 1970's. Soul, R&B, psych-folk, and rock merge in a stunning collection of songs. Yeah, it's political... it's always has been... Mavis Staples is a force of nature. This music was made to spin on vinyl-- mastering and production are fantastic. The vinyle is clean and quiet-- a superb pressing. Not one dud on this album. Highly recommended!