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Saturday, September 20, 2014

His Hands by Candi Staton

Before she was a disco diva with ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ or rave royalty with ‘You Got The Love’, Candi Staton wasthe finest Southern soul singer ever. Three years ago Honest Jons put out her previously rare as hens’ teeth late '60s and early '70s recordings and it's the most unimpeachable collection of heartbreak you'll ever hear. This new album is just as good. Produced by Lambchop's Mark Nevers and with musicians who played on her classic records helping out, it is Staton's first non religious collection in over 20 years and finds her bringing a wealth of emotional experience to songs by Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and, on the devastating tale of domestic violence that is the title track, Will Oldham. God's loss is our gain.

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