Tuesday, March 28, 2006


One of the best collections of 1960s soul constantly on the player in the last couple of years is Candi Staton's work at the legendary Fame studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, compiled by Honest Jon's of London. Saw this recent interview and story about the woes of Staton--alcoholism and a domineering manager-husband. But she found Jesus. Then Dave Crawford wrote a song about her life which she recorded in 1976 ('Young Hearts Run Free' is still one of the great disco tunes). And she was sampled on a British dance pop hit by the Source. She's now recorded a new album with songs by Bonnie Prince Billy, amongst others. Jesus Saves.

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