Candi Staton

Candi/Music Speaks Louder Than Words

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Though she garnered considerable acclaim in the 1980s and '90s as a gospel star, Candi Staton's tenure in the early '70s as an R&B belter was arguably her finest period. Ambassador Soul Classics performs a valuable service, then, in collecting two albums from that period--1974's CANDI and 1977's MUSIC SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS--on one disc. Though neither album is as awe-inspiring as her work at Fame Studios a few years earlier, CANDI is a respectably soulful effort with plenty of easy listening and pop concessions (the strings are a dead giveaway), while MUSIC SPEAKS LOUDER finds Staton moving into a more straightforward groove-oriented, disco mode, with some sweetly affecting ballads thrown in for good measure.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:01 Amazon
2 03:15 Amazon
3 02:53 Amazon
4 03:32 Amazon
5 03:30 Amazon
6 02:46 Amazon
7 03:22 Amazon
8 03:24 Amazon
9
02:43 Amazon
10 03:11 Amazon
11 02:59 Amazon
12 03:30 Amazon
13
04:15 Amazon
14 03:37 Amazon
15 04:08 Amazon
16 03:00 Amazon
17
03:45 Amazon
18 03:17 Amazon
19 04:35 Amazon
20
04:53 Amazon
21 03:16 Amazon
22 00:35 Amazon
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