CANDYE KANE - ... 2 Albums ...
Candye Kane is an American singer, songwriter and performer best known in the Blues and Jazz genre. She has been included in the Rolling Stone Guide to Jazz and Blues, Elwoods blues by Dan Aykroyd, The Blueshound Guide to Blues, Allmusic and other blues books and periodicals. Kanes’ live shows are the stuff of legend. She honors the bold blues women of the past with both feet firmly planted in the present. She belts - growls - shouts - croons and moans from a lifetime of suffering and overcoming obstacles. She uses music as therapy and often writes and chooses material with positive affirmations that leave the audience feeling healed and exhilarated.
1997 - Diva La Grande
Though not as polished as her next effort, 1998's Swango, Diva La Grande is a very strong effort from blues belter Candye Kane, and chock full of her concert favorites. There's her standard opener "You Need a Great Big Woman," the true-confessional "Love 'Em & Forgive 'Em," the good-time "I Left My Heart in Texas," and audience favorites "The Lord Was a Woman" (here featuring a guitar solo from Dave Alvin) and "I'm in Love with a Girl." There's also a spirited cover of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," the jivin' "Freak Lover," and the instrumental "Beehive," a showcase for the considerable talents of pianist Sue Palmer. Overall, it's easy to understand why Candye Kane has attracted a devoted and growing cult following - she's got considerable talent, and an attitude to match. - amazon.com
TRACKS: 01. You Need a Great Big Woman 02. Love 'Em & Forgive 'Em 03. Freak Lover 04. I Got a Feelin' 05. I Left My Heart in Texas 06. The Lord Was a Woman 07. It Should Be Rainin' 08. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' 09. Gifted in the Ways of Love 10. I'm in Love with a Girl 11. Homewrecker 12. Beehive (Instrumental) 13. All You Can Eat (and You Can Eat It All Night Long)
2000 - The Toughest Girl Alive
It might be easy to dismiss Candye Kane as a brazen novelty act, but the girl is so passionate about her decadent philosophy and so lusty a singer that it's difficult to resist her charms. On "The Toughest Girl Alive", Kane teams with some top-flight musicians, including roots star Dave Alvin (guitar), Texas blues luminary Marcia Ball (piano), and veteran blues bassist Larry Taylor. The tunes are a catchy, well-played mix of R&B, swing and rockabilly.
TRACKS: 01. I'm The Toughest Girl Alive 02. Who Do You Love 03. One More Day (Without Your Love) 04. For Your Love 05. Didn't We 06. Who Walks In When I Walk Out 07. To See A Grown Man Cry 08. (Hey Mister!) She Was My Baby Last Night 09. Je N'en Peux Plus Sans Ma Cadillac 10. Let's Commit Adultery 11. Highway Of Tears 12. Get Happy 13. Scream In The Night 14. That Ain't It
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