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One True Vine

Mavis Staples

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Since Rick Rubin quietly reinvented Johnny Cash as a contemporary artist by having him sing works by alternative rock acts over an acoustic guitar on 1994's American Recordings, this has become a standard practice by pairing veterans with hotshot young producers to spark creativity. Listening to One True Vine, Mavis Staples' 2013 solo disc for ANTI- Records (the edgy heritage artists-oriented subsidiary of punk label Epitaph), it sounds more like Staples schooled this project's producer, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

The focal point of gospel/soul greats The Staple Singers (patriarch/band leader Roebuck "Pops" Staples' ultra-expressive guitar playing aside), Mavis has become the standard-bearer of their sound and legacy, one of the richest in American history. It's no wonder this sounds so perfectly of a piece with anything her family released, especially their more gospel-oriented albums, albeit with some musical settings closer to the secular material that made them Seventies hitmakers. The solidity of her belief is audible, as she somehow manages to find the sanctified message within the most earthly of material.

Across One True Vine's length and breadth, Staples applies her idiosyncratic touch to copyrights from Low ("Holy Ghost"), Nick Lowe ("Far Celestial Shore"), Funkadelic ("Can You Get To That"), Pops Staples himself ("I Like The Things About Me"), and three of Tweedy's ("Every Step," "Jesus Wept," and the title track), plus three gospel standards. But the tone's set from the get-go, when Staples tacitly reassembles the Low tune in her own image, with a spare, plucked acoustic guitar and a modest choir backing her husky alto. Her intent with Alan Sparhawk's meditation is unambiguous, despite the refrain. Mavis Staples is not singing about "some holy ghost," she's singing about The Holy Ghost. It's both a gift, and an indicator of the depths of her spirituality. © Tim Stegall/Qobuz

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Holy Ghost
00:02:41

Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Alan Sparhawk, Writer - 1238 MUSIC (BMI), MusicPublisher

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2
Every Step
00:04:02

Jeff Tweedy, Writer - Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Words Ampersand Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

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Can You Get To That
00:02:57

Mavis Staples, MainArtist - George Clinton, Writer - Ernie Harris, Writer - Bridgeport Music Inc. (BMI), MusicPublisher

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Jesus Wept
00:04:47

Jeff Tweedy, Writer - Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Words Ampersand Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

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Far Celestial Shore
00:02:55

Nick Lowe, Writer - Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Plangent Visions Music Inc. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

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What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
00:04:03

Jeff Tweedy, Arranger - PUBLIC DOMAIN, Writer - Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Words Ampersand Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

2013 Anti Inc. 2013 Anti Inc.

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Sow Good Seeds
00:02:50

Jeff Tweedy, Arranger - PUBLIC DOMAIN, Writer - Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Words Ampersand Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

2013 Anti Inc. 2013 Anti Inc.

8
I Like The Things About Me
00:03:57

Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Writer - Martha Stubbs, Writer - Staples Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

2013 Anti Inc. 2013 Anti Inc.

9
Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)
00:02:56

Jeff Tweedy, Arranger - PUBLIC DOMAIN, Writer - Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Words Ampersand Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

2013 Anti Inc. 2013 Anti Inc.

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One True Vine
00:03:40

Jeff Tweedy, Writer - Mavis Staples, MainArtist - Words Ampersand Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

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Album Description

Since Rick Rubin quietly reinvented Johnny Cash as a contemporary artist by having him sing works by alternative rock acts over an acoustic guitar on 1994's American Recordings, this has become a standard practice by pairing veterans with hotshot young producers to spark creativity. Listening to One True Vine, Mavis Staples' 2013 solo disc for ANTI- Records (the edgy heritage artists-oriented subsidiary of punk label Epitaph), it sounds more like Staples schooled this project's producer, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

The focal point of gospel/soul greats The Staple Singers (patriarch/band leader Roebuck "Pops" Staples' ultra-expressive guitar playing aside), Mavis has become the standard-bearer of their sound and legacy, one of the richest in American history. It's no wonder this sounds so perfectly of a piece with anything her family released, especially their more gospel-oriented albums, albeit with some musical settings closer to the secular material that made them Seventies hitmakers. The solidity of her belief is audible, as she somehow manages to find the sanctified message within the most earthly of material.

Across One True Vine's length and breadth, Staples applies her idiosyncratic touch to copyrights from Low ("Holy Ghost"), Nick Lowe ("Far Celestial Shore"), Funkadelic ("Can You Get To That"), Pops Staples himself ("I Like The Things About Me"), and three of Tweedy's ("Every Step," "Jesus Wept," and the title track), plus three gospel standards. But the tone's set from the get-go, when Staples tacitly reassembles the Low tune in her own image, with a spare, plucked acoustic guitar and a modest choir backing her husky alto. Her intent with Alan Sparhawk's meditation is unambiguous, despite the refrain. Mavis Staples is not singing about "some holy ghost," she's singing about The Holy Ghost. It's both a gift, and an indicator of the depths of her spirituality. © Tim Stegall/Qobuz

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