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The Godmother of Pop: Candi Staton

David Burke, Classic Pop, September 2018

CANDI STATON is set to release Unstoppable, her 30th album of a 50-year career, and hoping to score a sixth hit in as many decades. The southern belle first appeared on the US charts in 1969, with her pop makeover of Tammy Wynette's 'Stand By Your Man', and enjoyed her biggest hit during the disco era with 'Young Hearts Run Free'. In the new millennium, Staton has collaborated with Groove Armada, been remixed by DJs Frankie Knuckles and Jean Tonique, and been covered by Florence & The Machine and Joss Stone.

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