Candi Staton

Candi Staton Biography

Soul - disco - gospel singer - record label owner

Born on 13th March 1942, Hanceville, Alabama, U.S.A.

She was married to Clarence Carter (1970 - 1973) and John Sussewell (1980 - 1998, along whom she co-founded the gospel label (Beracah Records)). Mother of Cassandra Hightower and the drummer Marcus Williams (2). Her biggest hits are "You Got The Love" (With The Source (7)), the anthemic all time classic "Young Hearts Run Free" and the southern soul renditions of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" as well as "In The Ghetto, the classic that Elvis Presley made famous. Outstanding are her renditions of Bee Gees' "Nights On Broadway" and Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds". She released eleven soul and disco albums from 1970 to 1982, thirteen gospel albums from 1983 to 2002, her most modern, club-friendly "Outside In" (1999) and in the mid-00's she made her soul comeback via Damon Albarn's Honest Jon's Records with two deep rootsy soul albums.

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