Album artwork for Stand By Your Man by Candi Staton
Album artwork for Stand By Your Man by Candi Staton

Released in August 1970, as well as detonating hard and reaching #4 in the US R&B charts, Stand By Your Man became a break-through single for Candi Staton, spending 14 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 24. When it came to the follow-up to ‘Stand By Your Man’, the formula was repeated with Candi taking on another country song ‘She Called Me Baby’. This song was written by country singer Harlan Howard and appeared on Harlan Howard Sings Harlan Howard released in 1961. It was first drenched in strings and sung from the female perspective as ‘He Called Me Baby’ by Jeanne Newman in 1965 and then, in more soulful form, by Ella Washington, whose version got to #77 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969. As with Newman and Washington’s versions, Rick Hall dressed the song in strings as well as belting brass. Staton’s definitive southern soul version of ‘He Called Me Baby’ got to #9 in the R&B chart and #52 in the Billboard Hot 100 when released in January 1971.

Both ‘Stand By Your Man’ and ‘He Called Me Baby’ – as well as their flips ‘How Can I Put Out The Flame (When You Keep The Fire Burning)’ and ‘What Would Become Of Me’ – appeared on Staton’s second album Stand By Your Man, released at the end of 1970. As with her singles and debut LP, I’m Just A Prisoner Capitol’s promotional rodeo ran wild and one advert even included the line, “Stand by your radio. Stand by your racks. Stand by for Candi Staton, a new American singing star.”

"Stand By Your Man” is one of the cornerstones of Southern soul. As well as the tracks listed above it features other ear-Candi such as ‘Mr and Mrs Untrue’, Freedom Is Just Beyond The Door’ and ‘Sweet Feeling’.

Ace Records are delighted to put it out again on 180 Gram vinyl with liner-notes penned by Ace's captive scribe Ian Shirley.

Candi Staton

Stand By Your Man

Kent
Album artwork for Stand By Your Man by Candi Staton
LP +

$26.99

exclusive

180 Gram Vinyl. Hand Numbered

Candy Apple Red

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Released 10/27/2023Catalog Number

HIQLP127RT

Candi Staton

Stand By Your Man

Kent
Album artwork for Stand By Your Man by Candi Staton
LP +

$26.99

exclusive

180 Gram Vinyl. Hand Numbered

Candy Apple Red

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Released 10/27/2023Catalog Number

HIQLP127RT

Released in August 1970, as well as detonating hard and reaching #4 in the US R&B charts, Stand By Your Man became a break-through single for Candi Staton, spending 14 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 24. When it came to the follow-up to ‘Stand By Your Man’, the formula was repeated with Candi taking on another country song ‘She Called Me Baby’. This song was written by country singer Harlan Howard and appeared on Harlan Howard Sings Harlan Howard released in 1961. It was first drenched in strings and sung from the female perspective as ‘He Called Me Baby’ by Jeanne Newman in 1965 and then, in more soulful form, by Ella Washington, whose version got to #77 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969. As with Newman and Washington’s versions, Rick Hall dressed the song in strings as well as belting brass. Staton’s definitive southern soul version of ‘He Called Me Baby’ got to #9 in the R&B chart and #52 in the Billboard Hot 100 when released in January 1971.

Both ‘Stand By Your Man’ and ‘He Called Me Baby’ – as well as their flips ‘How Can I Put Out The Flame (When You Keep The Fire Burning)’ and ‘What Would Become Of Me’ – appeared on Staton’s second album Stand By Your Man, released at the end of 1970. As with her singles and debut LP, I’m Just A Prisoner Capitol’s promotional rodeo ran wild and one advert even included the line, “Stand by your radio. Stand by your racks. Stand by for Candi Staton, a new American singing star.”

"Stand By Your Man” is one of the cornerstones of Southern soul. As well as the tracks listed above it features other ear-Candi such as ‘Mr and Mrs Untrue’, Freedom Is Just Beyond The Door’ and ‘Sweet Feeling’.

Ace Records are delighted to put it out again on 180 Gram vinyl with liner-notes penned by Ace's captive scribe Ian Shirley.