Candi Staton

Candi Staton

Candi Staton


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Young Hearts Run Free
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Stand by Your Man
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Put It Back
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Suspicious Minds
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Summer Time with You


  • He Called Me Baby

    Oct 2020 • 1 song

  • I'd Rather Be an Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool)
  • I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')

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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 Ghe...

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