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    Candi Staton on World Cafe CANDI STATON grew up poor in Alabama and used her voice to change her life - touring with a gospel trio as a teen in the 50s, befriending Sam Cooke and eventually singing on stage with Elvis as a solo artist. Along the way, Candi survived domestic abuse and turned her pain into songs. Her latest album is called Unstoppable. Candi Staton performs live on the next 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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