Diva la Grande

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Former sex industry worker Candye Kane's third album is her breakthrough, the record where she finally perfected her blend of jump blues, rockabilly, and big-band swing, combined with her brassy, gleefully omnisexual persona and big-as-life voice. Besides the obvious personal anthems like "You Need a Great Big Woman," "Gifted in the Ways of Love," and, of course, "All You Can Eat (And You Can Eat It All Night Long)," Kane does more than credible versions of classics ranging from "I Got a Feelin'" to a Cajun-ized version of Lee Hazlewood's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." Producer Dave Alvin and Kane's longtime backing band, the Swingin' Armadillos, set Kane's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Former sex industry worker Candye Kane's third album is her breakthrough, the record where she finally perfected her blend of jump blues, rockabilly, and big-band swing, combined with her brassy, gleefully omnisexual persona and big-as-life voice. Besides the obvious personal anthems like "You Need a Great Big Woman," "Gifted in the Ways of Love," and, of course, "All You Can Eat (And You Can Eat It All Night Long)," Kane does more than credible versions of classics ranging from "I Got a Feelin'" to a Cajun-ized version of Lee Hazlewood's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." Producer Dave Alvin and Kane's longtime backing band, the Swingin' Armadillos, set Kane's alternately booming and flirty voice in swinging settings that emphasize her vocal strengths while minimizing the occasional flatness that marred Kane's first couple of albums. More importantly, while jump blues in the '90s is by definition a stylized genre, there's nothing overly cute or retro about Diva la Grande. This is a fun, sexy, rocking good time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2001
  • Label: Texas Music Group
  • UPC: 049891031328
  • Catalog Number: 313

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Candye Kane Primary Artist, Vocals
Dave Alvin Guitar
Ray Campi String Bass
Erik Hokkanen Violin
Steve James Rhythm Guitar
Danny Barnes Banjo
Big Sandy Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff Saxophone
Ashley Kingman Guitar
Derek O'Brien Guitar
Riley Osbourne Organ
Toni Price Vocals, Background Vocals
Ted Roddy Harmonica, Background Vocals
John Treanor Bongos, Washboard
Bobby Trimble Drums
Jonny Viau Saxophone
Thomas Yearsley Vocals, String Bass
B.E. Smith Drums
Steve Geller Drums, Hand Clapping
Steve Wilcox Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping
Greg Willis Bass
Sue Palmer Piano, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Sharon Shufelt Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Dave Alvin Producer
Candye Kane Producer, Cover Design
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Mark Linett Engineer
Derek O'Brien Producer
Stuart Sullivan Engineer
All You Can Eat Contributor
Annie Sprinkle Cover Design
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