Candi Staton

Seven Soulful Picks for Record Store Day 2021

In a sign of good things to come for music lovers, Record Store Day has announced their RSD Drops for 2021! On June 12 and July 17, participating independent record stores around the world will stock up with exclusive rarities and new pressings of old favorites. This year's got a long list of cool titles, but these seven soul favorites will go straight to the top of your shopping list!

Available June 12

Candi Staton: Classic Soul 1977 Interview

2021 intro: In celebration of her 81st birthday on March 13th, we revisit a 1977 interview the iconic Candi Staton did with founder David Nathan at time when she was basking in the success of her international hit, “Young Hearts Run Free” and preparing for the release of the 1977 LP, “Music Speaks Louder Than Words…”

CANDI STATON: Classic Soul 1979 Interview

2021 intro: In 1979, Candi Staton – a 2020 ‘Lifetime Achievement’ inductee into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame - was enjoying a new level of international recognition in the wake of her 1976 mega mainstream hit, “Young Hearts Run Free” prompting some of her expanded audience to think her recording career had only just begun….

Candi Staton: SoulMusic Hall Of Fame Inductee 2020 (Lifetime Achievement) & 2015 (Female Artist)

We salute and congratulate the legendary Candi Staton, for the double induction into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame by popular vote online at in the categories of Lifetime Achievement (2020) and Female Artist (2015)!