|Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free (1976)|
Young Hearts Run Free was Candi's fifth album, coming two allbums after the excellent 'Candi Staton' that I found at a boot sale last year and her second with Warner Brothers after leaving Fame. The title track reached no.2 in the UK and no.20 in the US and is a disco classic that has been covered by several other artists.
Candi has a voice like no-one else; it manages to convey heartbreak and strength, vulnerability and determination, pain and grace, all in the space of a few syllables.
Next was James Brown:
|James Brown - Soul Classics (1972)|
An excellent compilation, this album was pressed in Italy, hence the sleeve notes:
The songs span his career from the sixties throught to the early seventies, including what some call the first true funk song; his 1967 hit single Cold Sweat. It's a fab collection of R&B, soul and funk and a great introduction to his music.
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