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Candi Staton

Born March 13, 1940, in Hanceville, AL, Candi Stanton sang with the Jewell Gospel Trio as a teenager. They toured the traditional gospel circuit in the 1950s with the Soul Stirrers, C.L. Franklin, and Mahalia Jackson. They recorded several sides for Nashboro, Apollo, and Savoy Records between 1953 and 1963. In 1968 Staton launched solo career as a Southern soul stylist, garnering 16 R&B hits for Rick Hall's legendary Fame Studios and gaining the title of First Lady of Southern Soul for her Grammy-nominated R&B renditions of the country tunes "Stand by Your Man" and "In the Ghetto." In 1975 Staton saw Southern soul falling out of fashion and began collaborating with producer Dave Crawford, who propelled her into a disco diva with dance songs such as "Young Hearts Run Free" and "Victim." In 1982 Staton had been disgruntled with Warner Brothers' passing interest in her career and a career slump, so she returned to the gospel field. She and her husband, John Sussewell (drummer for Ashford & Simpson), founded Beracah Ministries in Atlanta with help from Jim and Tammy Bakker's PTL Ministries. She has since recorded eight popular gospel albums, two of which have won Grammy nominations. In 1992 she was back in the pop mainstream with a Top Ten British hit, "You Got the Love," a club-styled dance hit that sold two million copies. Since joining Intersound Records in 1995, Staton has begun to sing some of her old R&B hits again and recorded some new message-oriented pop songs while gaining a new title, the Sweetheart of Soul. In 2000, she released her 11th album, Here's a Blessing. Following the release of a well-received compilation of her Fame-era material (2004's Candi Staton), Staton returned to secular music in the form of 2006's His Hands. ~ Bil Carpenter, Rovi
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Track List: I Ain't Easy To Love (Single)

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Ms Candi Staton... I could listen to Candi sing all day and all night. Such a fine, soulful singer. The finest, ever!
Became a victim of the very songs I sing
Ah this is fine but the cut by her is" victim"
"You Don't Love Me No More"~~~Sail On~~~
Love Is A 2-Way Affair
LOVE'S Disciple*978 * ~ 6 m 1 4 y ~
Please tell me where I can find mrs. Staton songs; we adore you holy spirit, you are welcome in this plase and I will praise and lift you higher.
BRING BACK MEMORIES BEAUITFUL ME MY MOTHER PLAYED THIS SONG ALOT ITS TRUE YOUNG HEARTS DO RUN FREE. RIP MOMMA LOVE U ALWAYS AND FOREVER SMILE...
Whatcha know about tis !!!!
gorgeous smile
I love her voice n I love the Songs She Sings She a very Talented Sexy Classy Woman with great vocal Skills. An Experienced DIVA.
my first song from candi was victim back in the 70's
Young people listen to candi please.....
wow candi and I share the same birthday I know she is a wonderful person...lik e me thanks for Pandora I created a candi staton station I love all her songs.... vp.
denise.green e 7
I never knew this side of her......... . . . . . . . B u t thank GOD, I do now!!!!!!!!! ! !
jadehsiu
Such a feel good song...:-> Makes you close your eyes & shake your head like your really groovin' to this on stage. Oh & don't let me get into her song Victim.
I love this song!
Caught in the devil trap......je s u s free me....
Young Hearts was such a fabulous song. I remember being young and doing NY Hustle to that wonderful tune.

When I listen to that song and feel young again.

Music is magical !!!
Love this song...i use to feel this way ....
Jesus !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! y o u better get to know him..theres no one better...... . . . . . . .
This still the shiit!!!!
Love it
Its sad that so many people still dont know who she is ,and is finding out who helps you to understand the blessings of God though music
Love Candi!
I use to love him this much..never again.....
Now i know exactly what this song means..stuip i d me.....
Candi,candi, c a n d i . .
tashmareeb
Candi Staton .... Her music soothes me
Great song
Sad song but so good to listen
I love Victim!!!!
larrysutton6 5
i just iove to lister candi station song
rlee51
Anyone know if she is related to Dakota Staton?
Young Hearts Run Free... Played often on underground house music radio stations.
A Beautiful voice.Gotta love her
mmmmmmm makes feel again 4 reals
Wow - this is the first time that I have ever heard of the Soul Sister. Thanks Pandora for the discovery!!!
Soul Sister From The Heart.....
Soul Sista for real.
I love Candi Staton music!
oh the candi pooch, never stops sweet staton pooch, your the one
symah
symah@msn.co m says :
such a wonderful singer; she sing deep within the heart .
One of the greatest singers i truly would love to sing just like her!!
Has to have one of the most attention drawing, reconizable voices ever. When Candi sings there is no second guessing as to who it is. Her best ever song Precious Lord (Take my hand)
Beutiful voice - oh so inspiring!!! !
Wow, I currently work and have lived in Hanceville, AL. I had no idea this wonderful woman was born in my town!
What feeling this Lady puts into her songs. Truely awsome.
MY GRANDMA RAISED ME UP ON DIS MUSIC I THANK GOD 4 DA WOMEN I AM 2DAY
I remember as a child my mother playing "Victim!" Over and over again! It wasn't until I got grown and really listened to the words and been thru some heartache did I understand the true meaning of this song!!! This is a TRUE Female Anthem!!!!
AWESOME ARTIST!
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