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Candi Staton: Foxy Lady Of Soul

Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 15 September 1973

RIGHT FROM the days when Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ida Cox and later the ladies Holliday, Vaughan, Fitzgerald and Washington ruled the blues/jazz roost there has always been a special place for women singers in black music, far more so than in white pop where girls do make it but have to fight for fewer places.

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