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Candi Staton On World Cafe

The gospel and soul star has earned the title of her latest album, Unstoppable, many times over.
Candi Staton has earned the title of her latest album, Unstoppable, many times over. Candi grew up poor in Hanceville, Ala. In the 1950s as a teen, she used her remarkable voice to tour across the country as a member of the famous Jewel Gospel Trio. Candi became pals with Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls and worked with Aretha Franklin. When Candi made the move to solo artist, she had hits in the early '70s including her covers of "Stand By Your Man" and "In the Ghetto" - which she performed on stage with the guy who made it famous, Elvis Presley.

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