Featured Release This Week From Mavis Staples + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Dec 11, 2017

Mavis Staples was in the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960's, singing and marching along with her siblings and her father Pops Staples.  In December of 2016, Mavis went to Washington to receive the Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama, with whom she has had a long standing friendship.  She invited her friend Jeff Tweedy along for the weekend's festivities.  Mavis and the Wilco frontman spent a lot of time discussing current events, and the similarities between today's fight for equality and what went down in the 60's.  That became an inspiration for the new Mavis Staples album, produced by Tweedy and titled If All I Was Was Black.  

Here are the Top 30 new releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Dec. 10, 2017:

1    Fever Ray- Plunge

2    Mavis Staples- If All I Was Was Black

3    Bjork- Utopia

4    Dude York- Halftime For The Holidays

5    St. Vincent- Masseduction

6    Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice

7    Morrissey- Low In High School

8    Jim James- Tribute To 2

9    Mickey Hart- RAMU

10   Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings- Soul Of A Woman

11   R.E.M.- Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)

12   Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds- Who Built The Moon?

13   The Minus 5- Dear December

14   The Hold Steady- Entitlement Crew (EP)

15   Bully- Losing

16   Samantha Fish- Belle Of The West

17   Sufjan Stevens- The Greatest Gift

18   Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas- The World Of Captain Beefheart

19   Makthaverskan- III

20   The She's- All Female Rock And Roll Quartet

21   Pollens- Mister Manufacture

22   Death Of Lovers- The Acrobat

23   King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Polygondwanaland

24   Wilco- Being There Deluxe Edition

25   Terra Lightfoot- New Mistakes

26   Nai Palm- Needlepaw 

27   William Patrick Corgan- Ogilala

28   Escape-ism- Introduction To Escape-ism

29   EERA- Reflection Of Youth

30   Odesza- A Moment Apart