Candi Staton

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at July 8, 2016
Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004) [Re-Up]

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 493 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soul, Southern Soul, Gospel | Label: Honest Jon's/Capitol | # HJRCD 6, 7243 594 4432 5 | Time: 00:48:26

Finally! For far too long, mega-talent soul singer Candi Staton had been lacking a comprehensive collection of her prime Southern R&B material from her glory years, 1969-1973. While it's true that Staton's chart success continued in the disco era with "Young Hearts Run Free," from 1975, that music is in a different universe from her Muscle Shoals period, when she recorded for Fame and other labels. This compilation contains 26 tracks form those hallowed years, when Staton's deep soul tomes rang up no less than 12 consecutive Billboard R&B hits, a pair of Grammy nominations, and a gold album. 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. Highly recommended.

Candi Staton - His Hand (2006) [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at July 6, 2016
Candi Staton - His Hand (2006) [Repost, New Rip]

Candi Staton - His Hand (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 218 Mb
Southern Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Honest Jons/EMI | # 0946 356257 2 1 | Time: 00:44:02

The successful self-titled reissue of Fame-era material released in early 2004 allowed Candi Staton to make this, her first secular album in several years. Where 1999's Outside In was a way to take advantage of her unplanned return to the clubs – a couple singles released during the '90s used a vocal she recorded for a documentary about a man's struggle with life-threatening obesity – His Hands is 100 percent Southern soul. Staton involves several family members and longtime associates, including son Marcus Williams (a seasoned drummer who has played with her for years), daughter Cassandra Hightower, sister Maggie Staton Peebles, and Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section organist Barry Beckett. It might be surprising to see that Lambchop's Mark Nevers produced the session, and that Lambchop ally Lloyd Barry arranged the horns, but both men have done extensive work with Staton's peers in the gospel world.
Candi Staton ‎- Nightlites (1982) [2015 Digipak, Bonus Tracks]

Candi Staton ‎- Nightlites (1982) [2015 Digipak, Bonus Tracks]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 413 MB | Covers Included
Soul | Label: Sugar Hill Records | Catalog Number: BMGRM049CD

A reissue of Staton's 1981 album for Joe and Sylvia Robinson's Sugar Hill Records label, which specialized in rap music at the time. The album was a reunion with "Young Hearts" producer Dave Crawford. A measly seven songs, more than half geared toward the dance floor, such as "Love and Be Free" and "In the Still of the Night" – the latter shouldn't be confused with the song by the Five Satins. The set features a nice uptempo pop song of marital reaffirmation in "Count On Me" and a sensuous ballad written by Deniece Williams, "Hurry Sundown." Staton even tries a little rap on the tail end of "The Sunshine of Our Love" and gives Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" a nice, poppish dance workout.
Candi Staton - Candi & Young Hearts Run Free [Deluxe Edition] (2013)

Candi Staton - Candi & Young Hearts Run Free [Deluxe Edition] (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 24 | 98:47 min | 226 Mb
Style: Soul, R&B, Disco | Label: Edsel Records / Rhino

This 2013 release from the U.K. Edsel label (via Rhino) bundles Candi Staton's first two Warner Bros. albums: Candi, released in 1974, and Young Hearts Run Free, released in 1976.
Candi Staton racked up several Southern soul/R&B hits on Muscle Shoals producer Rick Hall's Fame label: "I'd Rather Be an Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool)," "Never in Public," "Sweet Feeling," a cover of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man," and "He Called Me Baby." Staton and Hall continued to have hits after the singer signed with Warner Bros. (the smoldering "As Long As He Takes Care of Home").

Candi Staton – I'm Just A Prisoner (1970) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by boogie-de at Jan. 7, 2014
Candi Staton – I'm Just A Prisoner (1970) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)

Candi Staton – I'm Just A Prisoner (1970)
XLD Flac 24Bit/44.1kHz = 335 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 80 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
Vinyl LP | Fame ST 4201 | Soul Funk | USA

Her first solo LP recorded at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the last one for our trip into deep soul.
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free [1976] / House of Love [1978] (2002)

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free [1976] / House of Love [1978] (2002)
1CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +SCANS | November 19, 2002 | 492 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B, Disco | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spy | Hotfile, Fileserve

I'm very glad that Candi Staton is finally recognized as one of the best soul singers ever. She's definitely in my top five, along with Al Green, Millie Jackson, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye. Her great country-soul recordings for the Fame-label are finally available on cd (thanks tot Blur-singer Damon Albarn and his Honest Jons label) and now her two best albums for Warner are also available on one cd. These albums are full of gems, like the famous, timeless 'Young hearts run free', the Al Green song 'Living for you', 'Victim' and 'Honest I do love you'. Just great.

Candi Staton – His Hands (2006)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Oct. 5, 2009
Candi Staton – His Hands (2006)

Candi Staton – His Hands (2006)
Honest Jons Records-EMI | 2006 | Neo Soul | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 296Mb+2Mb

During the later seventies and the early eighties R&B lost its Soul. R&B charts were dominated by polished artists as Whitney Housten, Michael Jackson and George Michael even. Artist like Candi Staton became either marginalized or were forced into the new mold. The Nu-Soul movement appeared to bring some promise of better days. But artists like D'Angelo and Erykah Badu failed to deliver in the long run. It did however rekindle interest in the forgotten veterans of Soul. Recent years have brought us successful comeback albums by Solomon Burke, Al Green and Bettye Lavette. Although the production was different from the golden age of Soul the essence was the same. Stories of love lost and love gained sung with a whole lot of hope and dignity.
Candi Staton is the latest in the row of veterans to be brought back under our attention. The last two decades she mostly spend singing gospel. His Hands is her first secular effort in years. And a successful effort it is. In part because of the choice in song, in part because of her deliverance.
A great deal of this disc is filled with country songs. Candi tackles the songs of Merle Haggard and Will Oldham, a beautiful throwback to her Muscle Shoal years. Her singing on this disc is great. Her voice didn't lose in quality over the years. It seems as if Candi Staton is not only enjoying herself but is taking the material seriously. The production in turn sounds as if Candi Staton as a secular artist is taken serious again. And that was long overdue.

Candi Staton - Who's Hurting Now? (2009)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 29, 2014
Candi Staton - Who's Hurting Now? (2009)

Candi Staton - Who's Hurting Now? (2009)
Funk, Soul, RnB, Gospel | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42 min | 101 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Honest Jon's Records | Rel: 2009

The album was produced by Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Silver Jews) at his home studio in Nashville and features Dan Penn and Mary Gauthier penned tracks plus appearances from Mose Davis of Detroit Funk legends The Fabulous Counts. Honest Jon s Mark Ainley and producer Mark Nevers searched near and far for both new and vintage songs to add to the album. Friends sent Ainley tapes of obscure soul and country songs while Nevers called upon his Nashville songwriting buddies. 11 tracks. Honest Jon's.

VA - Something New To Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (2013)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Aug. 31, 2017
VA - Something New To Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (2013)

VA - Something New To Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:16:38 | 438 Mb
R'n'B, Funk, Soul | Label: Kent Records

With Kent's Songwriter Series well established as a regular feature of the Ace catalogue, they felt it was time to salute more great tunesmiths whose success as writers has been largely confined to the soul/R&B market. Few are more deserving than Phillip Mitchell a cult hero to many soul fans as a writer and a singer, and a man whose catalogue of songs is as consistently good as it is prolific. His songs have been recorded by some of the biggest names in soul particularly during the 1970s, when his name appeared under the title of many high-profile 45s. A quick perusal of the artists featured here will demonstrate how highly Phillip's songs were rated by his peers. It was not easy to whittle the mountain of great versions of Mitchell songs down to a representative 23 and there s plenty of scope for a follow up if this one sells as well as Kent expect. In-depth annotation, copious illustrations and a value-for-money, near 80 minutes worth of music will make this a must for every serious soul enthusiast.

VA - Shut Up and Dance (2016)  Music

Posted by barker at Dec. 23, 2016
VA - Shut Up and Dance (2016)

VA - Shut Up and Dance (2016)
Electro, Progressive House, Synth-pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:38:08 | 524 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: N.E.W.S. | Tracks: 78 | 2016

The magnificent dancing collection for a big amicable party. Merry Christmas!