Candi Staton

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“My life has been unstoppable,” says legendary soul singer Candi Staton, explaining the title of her 30th album, Unstoppable (Beracah/Thirty Tigers). “It’s been a wonderful life, but it hasn’t been a normal life.” Over the course of her 50-year career, Staton has seen more than her fair share of highs and lows. She’s scored hits in every decade of that span, in styles ranging from R&B (“I’m Just a Prisoner” and her iconic cover of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man”) to disco (the oft-covered “Young Hearts Run Free” and her song-stealing version of the Bee Gees’ “Nights on Broadway”) to electronic dance music (“Hallelujah Anyway,” “You Got the Love”). Along the way, she’s had more comebacks than a prize fighter, garnered four Grammy nominations, and won over generations of fans with her powerhouse voice and timeless songs. Unstoppable is both a celebration of Staton’s legacy and a bold step forward, with a sound that’s funky and contemporary, but still steeped in the Southern soul and blues of her Alabama roots. Like all of Staton’s albums, Unstoppable is deeply personal — but it also turns her attention towards current events. In addition to rousing covers of punk poet Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power,” Nick Lowe’s timeless rocker “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding,” a pair of nearly forgotten soul classics: Norma Jenkins’ 1976 burner “I Fooled You (Didn’t I)” and a song particularly near and dear to her, Tyrone Davis’ 1969 chart-topper “Can I Change My Mind,” the album features six originals written or co-written by Staton herself. After a lifetime of great music, Staton has accumulated many well-deserved accolades, including induction into the Christian Music Hall of the Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. But as proud as she is of those acknowledgements, she’s even more proud of her work with victims of domestic violence through her non-profit organization, A Veil of Silence — and deeply grateful that she’s able to continue dazzling audiences with her age-defyingly energetic live shows, mixing music from every era of her storied career.

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Track Listings

1. Confidence
2. I Fooled You, Didn't I?
3. Love is You
4. It Ain't Over
5. People Have the Power
6. Revolution of Change
7. Stand Up
8. (Whats so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
9. The Prize is Not Worth the Pain
10. Can I Change My Mind

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