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Candye Kane's Newest CD, "Superhero", is probably the best and most appropriate name for an Album I have come across in a long time.
Over coming being raised in a dysfunctional family, dealing with teenage pregnancy, and laying a smack-down on pancreatic cancer, Candye has more than deserved the right to call here album "Superhero" and perhaps feel like one to.
"Superhero" is my first introduction to this amazingly powerful belter of the Blues, in fact with a set of vocals chords like hers, it can be safely argued that she could quite easily hold her own against any female blues singer, past or present.
Mainly consistent with Jump Blues, "Superhero" starts off strong and continues on an even keel throughout, as Candye delivers us gem after gem, in her own Soulful Blues Drenched Style, making it totally believable, that she has been through the Blues and that she knows what she is singing about.
After listening to "Superhero", it is abundantly clear that her fans will be excited with what she has created and also that many more listeners to her music, such as myself, will become a fan.
Candye Kane's "Superhero", is perhaps her best Album, thus far, and it sure to continue receiving the accolades, it certainly deserves.
John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
With renewed energy and a new lease on life Candye now makes her triumphant return with Superhero, her most personal and rewarding effort to date. Featuring special guests Kid Ramos, Dave Gonzales and Mitch Kashmar. Amazon.com
What a CD! What a performer! And now she is a producer! Not even the big C could keep her down! Candye shines again on another CD that will not only please her passionate fans, but will win over new people who have yet to be captivated by her voice. Buy it, you wont be disappointed. By musiclover
Anyone would feel like a superhero after going through the year Candye Kane did and come out alive. If you don't know what I'm talking about, well check Candye's website blogs to hear about the odyssey she underwent. However, the big personally and even bigger vocals are back and on her best album to date. This is by far the best I've heard Candye sound, ever. The album is a superb display of her vocal talents, coquettish personality, and her unique vaudevillian style blend of West Coast Blues.
First off, before I even go into the highlights of the disc let me also heap praise on Kane's guitarist, the incomparable Laura Chavez. She wowed me on last year's live recording on the Blues Caravan but this album is purely devastating. Chavez can bust heads with any of the boys out on the Left Coast. I'd put her in stock with Frank Goldwasser, Kid Ramos, the Insomniacs, or any of the Delta Groove stable of West Coast Blues guitarists. She's got some nasty chops in full, tasty gears here. Chavez is also an accomplished songwriter to boot, helping Kane write 6 of the 15 tracks here.
There are several songs here that are going to be instant Candye Kane songbook essentials. "I Put A Hex On You," "I'm A Bad, Bad Girl," "Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed?," and the autobiographical "Till You Go Too Far" are all signature tunes. Sung with true zest for sex appeal and almost-blunt flirtation; Kane delivers a powerhouse vocal performance that is in full display. See her pack the punch in Willie Dixon's "You Need Love" or as some of you know it by Led Zeppelin's title "Whole Lotta Love." The jumper "Hey! Toughen Up!" puts Chavez and Kane's rhythm section (Evan Caleb on drums, Paul Loranger on bass) on display for the stop-time swinger. The aforementioned Ramos and label mate Mitch Kashmar join Candye on two of the tightest numbers on the disc ? the duet "I Like 'Em Stacked Like That" and the aforementioned "Till You Go Too Far." The album is capped with an intimate solo vocal by Candye giving us all blessed assurance she'll be around for awhile on "I'll Be Just Fine."
This album is well deserving of accolades and Kane is long overdue. This album, much like Guitar'd and Feathered shows that Kane is worthy of being heralded with some of the top women of contemporary blues. Much like blues women of the past she isn't afraid of her biography or her sexuality or her politics ? she is who she is in a great big way. This album is a summation of those fine principles and blues fans and music fans alike should give a nod to such bravery and honesty whether you agree with what she has to say or not. That, in and of itself, is super heroic. Juke By Ben the Harpman, Joint Soul http://jukejointsoul.blogspot.com/
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About Candye Kane
Candye Kane Superhero is the name of Candye's' original song and the title of her soon to be released cd for Delta Groove records. It is also an apt description of the jump blues singer and songwriter from East Los Angeles who has earned this moniker the hard way. Nominated for a 2008 National Blues Foundation Award for Best Blues Contemporary Female (the highest honor for blues artists) and beating down pancreatic cancer the same year, Kane is one tough cookie. She has performed worldwide for presidents and movie stars, but her path to success was not always glamorous or easy.
People are talking about Candye!
An Older and Wiser blues diva
A Blues Diva of the 20th century who can liven up any party without
shedding a stitch
A serious and seriously powerful singer who lays it all on the line
Candye Kane has that big, brassy voice that has authority and sass; the
kind of thing men like because its seductive and women like because its
A voice that is a natural wonder - like the Grand Canyon.
This tough cookie wails with a rousing confidence and affirmation of
identity and the courage of her convictions
Candye Kane may identify as a white trash girl but her music is most
certainly high class
A smart sassy blues diva mama with a powerhouse voice and a generous
Bawdy, brassy and gloriously omnisexual, the plus sized singer belts
out the blues like nobody's business
Kane's sassy singing is a joy to behold
The Most powerful and entertaining female blues singer of her
A natural born, supremely gifted vocalist who can sing her humanity
while touching ours
Candye Kane feat. Laura Chavez Metro Fountain Blues Festival - Bad Girl
Recorded May 9th, 2009 in San Jose CA at 29th annual Metro Fountain Blues Festival, not the best quality video because it was taken on a small digital camera directly up in front of the stage with bass woofers pounding, which felt good, but distorted the audio quality, however it was AWESOME live. This is a cool song, cant wait for the new album "Super Hero" to release. Courtesy Of freykr