1976 Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free

Young Hearts Run Free is the fifth studio album by Candi Staton, released in 1976 on Warner Brothers.

Canzetta Maria “Candi” Staton (born March 13, 1940 in Hanceville, Alabama) is an American soul and gospel singer, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and her 1976 disco chart-topper “Young Hearts Run Free”. In Europe, her biggest selling record is the anthemic “You Got the Love” from 1986, released in collaboration with the Source. Staton was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame. Staton is a four-time Grammy Award nominee.


1  Run To Me (Dave Crawford) 4:18
2  Destiny (Dave Crawford) 3:54
3  What A Feeling (Dave Crawford) 4:35
4  You Bet Your Sweet, Sweet Love (Kenny O’Dell) 4:38
Young Hearts Run Free (Dave Crawford) 4:08
6  Living For You (Al Green) 4:45
7  Summer Time With You (Ollie E. Brown) 5:00
8  I Know (Dave Crawford) 3:50


BassScott Edwards
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarRay Parker Jr
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
KeyboardsSonny Burke
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
SynthesizerMonty Stark
VibraphoneVictor Feldman
PercussionJack Ashford
Background VocalsAugie Johnson
Background VocalsDeniece Williams
Background VocalsFleming Williams
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsRochelle Runnells
VocalsCandi Staton

Liner Notes

Producer – Dave Crawford
Arranged By – Sylvester Rivers
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Engineer – Monty Stark
Engineer (Assistant) – Kenneth Arthur Jacob
Mastered By – Rick Collins

Photography By (Cover) – Steven Silverstein

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Produced For – Dave Crawford Productions
Published By – DaAnn Music Corp.
Published By – House Of Gold Music
Published By – Al Green Music Corp.
Published By – Brown Sugar Music Corp.
Recorded At – Sound City Studios
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles