Bettye Swann & Candi Staton [Honest Jon's Records] (320kbps)

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Name:Bettye Swann & Candi Staton [Honest Jon's Records] (320kbps)

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Bettye Swann (Size: 318.61 MB) (Files: 49)

 Bettye Swann

  01 Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me).mp3

6.75 MB

  02 (My Heart Is) Closed For The Season.mp3

7.02 MB

  03 I'm Lonely For You.mp3

6.29 MB

  04 Don't Touch Me.mp3

5.93 MB

  05 Little Things Mean A Lot.mp3

8.57 MB

  06 Cover Me.mp3

5.88 MB

  07 Just Because You Can't Be Mine.mp3

6.04 MB

  08 Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.mp3

8.69 MB

  09 Sweet Dreams.mp3

7.11 MB

  10 You're Up To Your Same Old Tricks Again.mp3

6.81 MB

  11 No Faith No Love.mp3

7.71 MB

  12 Ain't That Peculiar.mp3

6.75 MB

  13 Don't Let It Happen To Us.mp3

6.35 MB

  14 Today I Started Loving You Again.mp3

6.16 MB

  15 Words.mp3

6.05 MB

  16 These Arms Of Mine.mp3

5.78 MB

  17 Tell It Like It Is.mp3

6.76 MB

  18 Stand By Your Man.mp3

6.41 MB

  19 Chained & Bound.mp3

6.12 MB

  20 Wille & Laura Mae Jones.mp3

6.38 MB

  21 Angel Of The Morning.mp3

6.47 MB

  22 Traces.mp3

7.20 MB

 Candi Staton

  01 I'm Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin').mp3

7.30 MB

  02 Evidence.mp3

6.09 MB

  03 I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart (Than A Young Man's Fool).mp3

4.85 MB

  04 The Best Thing You Ever Had.mp3

5.69 MB

  05 Someone You Use.mp3

5.84 MB

  06 That's How Strong My Love Is.mp3

7.90 MB

  07 Another Man's Woman, Another Woman's Man.mp3

5.82 MB

  08 He Called Me Baby.mp3

8.15 MB

  09 Sweet Feeling.mp3

6.27 MB

  10 Do Your Duty.mp3

5.87 MB

  11 Love Chain.mp3

6.47 MB

  12 Stand By Your Man.mp3

6.73 MB

  13 Heart On A String.mp3

7.27 MB

  14 Too Hurt To Cry.mp3

6.98 MB

  15 You Don't Love Me No More.mp3

5.49 MB

  16 Mr. And Mrs. Untrue.mp3

7.98 MB

  17 How Can I Put Out The Flame (When You Keep The Fire Burning).mp3

7.45 MB

  18 To Hear You Say You're Mine.mp3

7.25 MB

  19 Sure As Sin.mp3

6.88 MB

  20 What Would Become Of Me.mp3

6.45 MB

  21 In The Ghetto.mp3

6.68 MB

  22 Get It When I Want It.mp3

5.63 MB

  23 Freedom Is Beyond The Door.mp3

6.49 MB

  24 I'll Drop Everything And Come Running.mp3

6.56 MB

  25 The Thanks I Get For Loving You.mp3

6.23 MB

  26 I'm Gonna Hold On (To What I Got This Time).mp3

7.11 MB

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Candi Staton
Candi Staton
Sometimes records attain legendary status because they've been long unavailable and to hear them you have to part with a week's wages for a dusty slab of vinyl. Their status is derived from their scarcity as much as their quality. Some records though are as precious as they are rare. Candi Staton is a case in point. There aren't many old soul records as highly regarded, yet as elusive as the singles and albums that Candi recorded for FAME Records of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, but one listen to the sides she cut there and you'll know that these records deserve all their acclaim and more.

There’s little in the soul canon that matches the strength and beauty of the work Candi produced during her six years recording at FAME. The songs are masterpieces of the genre, the musicianship often astounding, the production perfectly tailored. On top of it all sits Candi's voice, an instrument of unsurpassed grace and sensuality that weaves its way through the songs with gentle strength and undeniable dignity. Candi's voice is honeyed with experience, the experience of loving and of living, of loving and of losing. To be able to sing of love with such clarity, honesty and compassion is a rare gift indeed.

Rick Hall, owner of FAME Records, was looking for a female blues singer at the time he met Candi, at the end of the nineteen-sixties — someone with whom he could duplicate the success he'd had recording Etta James and hits like I'd Rather Go Blind. Muscle Shoals had become as important as Memphis in the world of southern soul. Memphis had Stax, but Muscle Shoals had FAME (which stood for Florence Alabama Music Enterprises). As a record label FAME could not match Stax, but as a recording studio it was at least its equal, with a pool of musicians and songwriters as strong as anywhere. Aretha Franklin recorded some of her greatest sides there, and Wilson Pickett cut classics like Hey Jude at the studio. Candi couldn't have found a better setting.

The records Candi made at FAME are some of the finest examples of what is known now as southern soul. Tough, funky, dirty, soulful and proud, they still sound immense today. The sound is more complex than that of hits that had previously come out of other southern studios like Stax. Rick Hall's production is strong and driving, the band metallic and harsh, especially on the faster numbers. When the band eases up for the ballads the playing is precise and intelligent. There's not a single note wasted or out of place. You can hear the understanding between band and singer. You can hear the pleasure they must have taken in their work. ‘We had a lot of fun. It was like a family gathering. We'd sit around and eat pizza, some people liked to drink, some people smoked, different things were going on but the music was serious. We knew when to cut out foolishness.’

When Rick recorded Candi he always made her sing each song over and over again to exaggerate the rasp in her voice. ‘Rick didn’t always understand his singers, he thought that everybody should be hoarse, that in order to sing soulfully you had to have a gruff voice. So he used to work me until my throat was absolutely irritated to get the sound he wanted.’

Taking on a classic like That's How Strong My Love Is, Candi is the equal of such earlier interpreters as O.V. Wright and Otis Redding, and when it comes to singing there really is no higher praise. Her voice manages to combine great strength and vulnerability at the same time. Even at its most desolate or empowered there's a softness to her singing that makes her stand out. Candi always sounds like she's talking to you, confiding in you. She sounds like a friend.

Musical boundaries in the South were never as firm as one might imagine. Candi grew up in Klan country but she'd still listen to white country singers like Ernest Tubb on the radio. Country music informed her singing as much as gospel. White southern songwriters like Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham grew up listening to Ray Charles and Hank Williams both, and so did black artists like Candi. No amount of hate and prejudice could segregate the airwaves. If it made you feel good, it was right. ‘I'm from Alabama; we grew up with country music. It's part of my heritage and I still sing country songs today.’ Indeed some of Candi's biggest hits came with versions of country songs. Her version of In The Ghetto even prompted Elvis to send a letter expressing his admiration.

Life doesn’t always make sense. It isn't always easy to understand. Emotions can overwhelm you. Sometimes you can’t find the right words within yourself to tell you where you are. There are records that can tell you though. Records that through some alchemy of voice, words and music bring you right home to that place where it all makes sense, where everything is clear. Records that shine a light into the darkness. Today, over thirty years after they were recorded, the songs on this compilation shine as bright as ever.

Bettye Swann
Bettye Swann
At the age of nineteen, Betty Jean Champion moved from rural Louisiana to California, to pursue her dream of making it as a singer and songwriter. On her twentieth birthday she signed with Money Records, and her breakthrough came with Make Me Yours in 1967.

After the Money deal expired Bettye went to Capitol Records, who teamed her with Wayne Shuler. 'They gave Bettye to me because I was the only person who really knew R and B. I had always wanted to cut an R and B version of Hank Cochran’s Don’t Touch Me, and Bettye was tailor-made for it.'

Wayne always recorded Bettye with a black audience in mind, and despite the high proportion of country songs these are definitely soul records, though like nothing else from the time. Bettye never sings with the desolation of O.V. Wright, the hurt of Percy Sledge, or the sheer pain of the final Linda Jones records. There’s a southern feel to these Swann-Shuler recordings, but they also have a light, almost poppy quality to them. Sometimes they sound like the missing link between Muscle Shoals and Motown.

Wayne’s selection of songs for Bettye’s Capitol sessions never puts a foot wrong. Whether a fifties’ pop standard like Little Things Mean A Lot or a recent soul smash like Tell It Like It Is — Wayne consistently produced records with Bettye that have so much personality and life you completely forget that you’re listening to someone else’s songs. Perhaps the most obvious example is Stand By Your Man, which sheds any trace of submissiveness, coming across instead as a plea for tolerance and patience with the man you love, and a declaration that his faults and weaknesses don’t mean that you have to be weak too. No other performance of this song manages to make it a song about self-empowerment in the way that Bettye’s does.

Wayne Shuler was a good old white boy, and Bettye a black girl, both of them from Louisiana, but the records they made together are neither black nor white; they’re just soul records, great soul records.
A treasure trove of late 60s southern soul from the great Bettye Swann -- 22 tunes cut for Capitol between 1968 and 1970 after she jumped from the indie Money Records! Sadly, the move didn't turn Bettye into the major star Capitol no doubt expected to arise -- and these fantastic tracks were largely unappreciated at the time. This release marks the very first worthy issue of most of this material, thanks to Honest Jon's -- who did a similarly wonderful job rescuing some of the best material ever recorded by Bettye's contemporary Candi Staton! There's an achingly great southern soul feel to these tunes, which range from fragile soul ballads with sweet harmonies to poundingly righteous stompers. The feel is just loose enough, with roomy arrangements that leave plenty of space for Bettye's sweet vocals, but still with the ability to tighten up and pound at the crack of a whip! Masterful lost soul -- and a joy to experience with a reverent reissue! Tracks include "Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me?)", "I'm Lonely For You", "Don't Touch Me", "Little Things Mean A Lot", "No Faith No Love", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Tell It Like It Is", "Today I Started Loving You Again" and lots more! © 1996-2009, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

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