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Candi Staton - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

Although often labeled as an American soul artist, Candi Staton has released music in several different genres including gospel, blues and disco throughout her career, which began in the '60s. She’s just released her 27th album, Life Happens, and Staton described it as an anthology of her life. Although the new songs reflect on her past, she still aims to move forward, continuing to tour around the world even at 74 years old. Staton recently stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new songs and to talk with me about the new record and her long career.

Question of the Day: Something Fishy

by Corny O'Connell

This week's 'FUV #NewDig is Fuego the new album from Phish. Plus, tonight at 9 we have a session with the Eels. Phish...Eels, I sense a Question of the Day: songs that mention sea creatures. Let's not worry if they're fish, mammals, crustaceans or whatever. We'll make a big list in the comments below and spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell "Fishing"

FUV's New Dig: Phish

by Darren DeVivo
Phish photo by Peter Yang

JEMP / ATO Records

A studio album is a tricky proposition for any band that's built their reputation on live performance. The challenge is to retain the essence of what makes the band special within the confines of a recording studio. Such a band has to rise above the restrictions of the recorded work to capture a spontaneity that’s afforded them naturally on the live stage. They also have to manage it without audience energy coming back at them.