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Mavis STAPLES – Only For The Lonely 1970

Posted in BLUES, Mavis STAPLES on December 5, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Mavis STAPLES – Only For The Lonely 1970


A chair is still a chair
even when there’s no one sitting there
but a chair is not a house
& a house is not a home
when there’s no one there to hold you tight,
& no one you can kiss good night
Staples made her first solo foray while at Epic Records with The Staple Singers releasing a lone single “Crying in the Chapel” to little fanfare in the late 1960s.[2] The single was finally re-released on the 1994 Sony Music collection Lost Soul. Her first solo album would not come until a 1969 self-titled release for the Stax label. After another Stax release, Only for the Lonely, in 1970, she released a soundtrack album, A Piece of the Action, on Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label. A 1984 album (also self-titled) preceded two albums under the direction of rock star Prince; 1989’s Time Waits for No One, followed by 1993’s The Voice, which People magazine named one of the Top Ten Albums of 1993. Her recent 1996 release, Spirituals & Gospels: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson was recorded with keyboardist Lucky Peterson. The recording honours Mahalia Jackson, a close family friend and a significant influence on Mavis Staples’ life.
A1. I Have Learned to Do Without You
A2. How Many Times
A3. Endlessly
A4. You’re the Fool
B1. Since I Fell for You
B2. What Happened to the Real Me
B3. Since You Became a Part of My Life
B4. It Makes Me Wanna Cry
B5. Don’t Change Me Now

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