Candi Staton

Candi/Music Speaks Louder Than Words

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Candi/Music Speaks Louder Than Words Review

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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 Candi Staton 04:01 Amazon
2 Candi Staton 03:15 Amazon
3 Candi Staton 02:53 Amazon
4 Candi Staton 03:32 Amazon
5 Candi Staton 03:30 Amazon
6 Candi Staton 02:46 Amazon
7 Candi Staton 03:22 Amazon
8 Candi Staton 03:24 Amazon
Candi Staton 02:43 Amazon
10 Candi Staton 03:11 Amazon
11 Candi Staton 02:59 Amazon
12 Candi Staton 03:30 Amazon
Candi Staton 04:15 Amazon
14 Candi Staton 03:37 Amazon
15 Candi Staton 04:08 Amazon
16 Candi Staton 03:00 Amazon
Candi Staton 03:45 Amazon
18 Candi Staton 03:17 Amazon
19 Candi Staton 04:35 Amazon
Candi Staton 04:53 Amazon
21 Candi Staton 03:16 Amazon
22 Candi Staton 00:35 Amazon
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