I’m Just A Prisoner is the debut album from Candi Station aka the first lady of southern soul. Born in 1940 in Alabama, Candi made a name for herself not just as a pioneer of southern soul, but also in the worlds of gospel, R&B, and strangely enough also rave music (she was sampled on The Source’s seminal club classic “You’ve Got the Love”). Recorded at Rick Hall’s legendary FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, I’m Just A Prisoner is quintessential Southern soul fusing together country, R&B and the blues. Candi’s vocals ring out with a powerful rasp and soaring tone and it come as no surprise that she first developed her chops singing in the church as a teen.
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Tags: Southern Soul