Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Candi Staton "Who's Hurting Now?" (2009)

What does a legacy recording act do after the big comeback record?  Staton followed up the comeback with a gospel record, & then ends up here.  This is a solid effort, modern in sound, yet mimicking classic Southern R&B.  While that's it's strength, unfortunately it's also it's weakness.  Now it's competing with the old recordings.  And quite frankly, it fails to live up to the standards of her older material.  For completists only. 

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