Tag Archives: Candi Staton

CANDI STATON-YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE.

CANDI STATON-YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE.  Having released a trio of albums of Southern Soul for Rick Hall’s Fame Records, Candi Staton signed to Warner Bros,where she released a song that’s become synonymous with her, Young Hearts Run Free. Released in 1976, Young Hearts Run Free saw Candi Staton transformed into a disco diva. This was …

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GEORGE JACKSON-OLD FRIEND-THE FAME RECORDINGS VOLUME 3.

GEORGE JACKSON-OLD FRIEND-THE FAME RECORDINGS VOLUME 3. Prolific. That’s the best way to describe George Jackson. As a songwriter, he wrote over three-hundred songs. This includes penning tracks for James Carr, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Z.Z. Hill, Candi Staton, Bettye Swann, Ann Peebles, The Osmonds, Bobby Womack and Bob Seger. George first started …

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CLARENCE CARTER-THE FAME SINGLES VOLUME 2 1970-73.

CLARENCE CARTER-THE FAME SINGLES VOLUME 2 1970-73. It was in 1966, that Clarence Carter released his first single for Rick Hall’s Fame Records, Tell Daddy. Clarence was already thirty when he released Tell Daddy, his debut solo single. His life had taken a few twists and turns before that. Born in January 1936, when Clarence …

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DAN GREER BEALE STREET SOUL MAN.

DAN GREER BEALE STREET SOUL MAN. When someone finally writes the definitive history of Memphis Soul, Dan Greer’s name should loom large. Dan was a singer, songwriter, producer and head of A&R at the Sounds of Memphis label. It’s no exaggeration to say Dan Greer was one Memphis’ most talented songwriters and producers. He worked …

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BOBBY WOMACK-PIECES.

BOBBY WOMACK-PIECES.  By 1977, when Bobby Womack entered the recording studio to record his twelfth studio album Pieces, his career had hit the buffers. Bobby’s music was no longer as successful as it had been in late-sixties and early-seventies. His two previous albums, BW Goes C&W and Home Is Where the Heart Is showed that …

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: WHEN COUNTRY MEETS SOUL.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: WHEN COUNTRY MEETS SOUL. Compilers it seems, are always looking for new ideas for the compilations, that will make their particular compilation standout from the sometimes overcrowded compilation market. Record companies big and small, sometimes perceive compilations as shooting fish in a barrel, an easy way to make quick buck. Having said …

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THE FAME RECORDS STORY-1961-1973.

THE FAME RECORDS STORY-1961-1973. Over the years I’ve accumulated many boxed sets, some of which are stunning, some merely good and a few that were to put it politely a rip-off. Three box sets that fall into the stunning category are the trio of Stax box sets which document every single the label ever released. …

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CANDI STATON-CANDI STATON.

CANDI STATON-CANDI STATON. Sometimes, I decide to write more that one article on an artist, if they’ve released a number of highly regarded or important albums. However, sometimes, my reasons for writing about an artist more than once are that as well as being an important and influential artist, they’re an artist whose music I …

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CANDI STATON-STAND BY YOUR MAN.

CANDI STATON-STAND BY YOUR MAN. Many people who regularly read this music blog will have realized that I’m a great lover of Southern Soul music. Two labels in particular, were the home to some of my favorite artists who during the sixties and seventies, released some of the greatest Southern Soul music ever recorded. These …

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CANDI STATON-I’M JUST A PRISONER.

CANDI STATON-I’M JUST A PRISONER. Sometimes, an artist or group records one single, and forevermore, they become known for that song. It doesn’t matter how many great singles or albums they’ve recorded before, or after, that’s the song they’re always known for. This is the case with many of the artists I’ve previously written about. …

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