Candi Staton - Candi Staton
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  • Summary: This 26-track disc compiles (for the first time on CD) songs from the acclaimed soul singer's 1969-1973 Muscle Shoals period when she recorded for Fame Records--a period that netted her 12 consecutive Billboard R&B hits.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. 100
    There's much to digest here but absolutely no filler--each song is a priceless gem. [Jan 2004, p.110]
  2. Though the arrangements are predictable, Staton's versatile voice is a revelation.
  3. Like Aretha Franklin, Linda Jones, and Otis Redding, Staton's voice is the sound of emotion being ripped from the human heart and offered, bleeding and broken, pleading and yearning, to the listener.
  4. Emotion and soul run deep throughout (thanks to Staton's raw vocals), with each track an honest revelation.
  5. 80
    Tough, funky and proud, she sounds like she could have been the new Aretha. [Feb 2004, p.87]
  6. That they've been forgotten for 30 years seems almost a crime, because they've got just about everything real soul music needs. [Feb 2004, p.118]
  7. Even the least-crucial songs feature a tough backing band and a powerful, raspy performance from Candi.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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