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Candi had grown up singing, first in the church choir as a schoolgirl, and in gospel groups from the age of eight onwards, later touring with Aretha, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke and others, and had no difficulty whatsoever in switching to the rhythm and blues and country soul she recorded for Fame. Her naturally sweet voice was deliberately given a hoarser edge by Rick Hall through over singing to get the soulful effect he desired. Country music was as big in Alabama as soul so it was unsurprising that Candi should have hits with her heartfelt interpretations of Stand By Your Man and In The Ghetto.
This collection gathers most of the best of the classic recordings she made with the Muscle Shoals crew between 1969 and 1973, and which had been overlooked for far too long. They are not presented in chronological order and the notes are very hazy as to what was recorded when, and which of them were singles and which were album cuts. Eight A-sides and nine B-sides are actually included, with all but one A-side (Love Chain, from 1973) and three B-sides (tracks 13, 19 and 26) also duplicated on her first three albums.
In fact, the first two albums are present in full.Read more ›
And speaking of Quiet Storm, you cannot ignore this album's gorgeous "Halfway to Heaven." Check it out and celebrate in knowing that her entire Warner Bros. repertoire is now completely available on CD!
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I bought this when it was first released and filed it away for reasons that now seem unclear. It was excavated recently and I have to say it's a really strong collection of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by James Bennett Apt
THE SOUND QUALITY IS REALLY GOOD ON THIS RELEASE AND THE CANDI STATON "CHANCE" ALBUM BOTH RELEASED BY WOUNDED BIRD, RHINO AND WARNER BROS RECORDS. GOOD WORK GUYS. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by Practical Music
It was different from the older records,but I still enjoyed it.I had never heard it before.
A friend recommened it and I trust his musical judgement. Read more
An earlier reviewer stated that the "Candi Staton" album is comprised of songs from Candi's Staton's three pre-Disco Southern Soul albums [1969, '71, `73] recorded at FAME studios... Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by childfree by choice
I found this CD in a bargain bin and , never having heard of Candi Staton, I took a chance . Wow - it was one of the best ( musical ) moves I ever made . Read morePublished on October 27, 2010 by chercat