Superhero

Superhero

by Candye Kane
     
 

Any time a musician survives a life-altering change, you can be sure that will be reflected in the music that follows. Often a breakup/divorce, new love/marriage, drug rehabilitation/habit or religious transformation has been responsible for some of pop's most memorable music. So it's no surprise that after Candye Kane was clear of the pancreatic cancer that could… See more details below

Overview

Any time a musician survives a life-altering change, you can be sure that will be reflected in the music that follows. Often a breakup/divorce, new love/marriage, drug rehabilitation/habit or religious transformation has been responsible for some of pop's most memorable music. So it's no surprise that after Candye Kane was clear of the pancreatic cancer that could easily have been her death sentence, she would reference that experience on the album immediately following the harrowing situation. Kane doesn't waste any time doing that as the opening title track to her first post-cancer effort kicks off with the brassy singer bellowing the lyrics "I've always been a fighter" followed in the chorus by "there's no way I'm laying down and dying." Based on the aural evidence here, she has bounced back in a big way, ripping into her usual potpourri of jump blues ("Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?"), surfy rockabilly ("Throw It in the Trash Can Love" with ex-Paladin Dave Gonzales on guitar), straight-ahead Chuck Berry rocking ("You Can't Stop Me from Loving You"), and blues-based retro Americana classic pop ("Picture of You"). As usual , there are plenty of double entendres flying, especially on the jazzy "I Like 'Em Stacked Like That" where Kane goes toe to toe with Mitch Kashmar, who drops his harp to spar with Kane on vocals only to pick it up on the following tough shuffle, "Till You Go Too Far." The sassy singer writes ten of the 15 tracks, all of them sharp, peppy, and perfectly suited to her roots/blues sensibilities. She's in terrific voice throughout, sexy when needed but also vulnerable on the Leslie Gore-styled swinging twist of "I Didn't Listen to My Heart." Kane co-produced with right-hand guitarist Laura Chavez, and the duo finds the sweet spot in every tune, keeping the spotlight on the vocalist where it belongs, yet giving the songs room to breathe. Kane's previous albums are typically spirited affairs, but here she sings with the passion, vitality, and sheer joy of someone who has been given a new lease on life and is determined to make the most of it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/2009
Label:
Delta Groove Prod
UPC:
0850021001377
catalogNumber:
133
Rank:
196219

Tracks

  1. Superhero  - Candye Kane
  2. Hey! Toughen Up!  - Candye Kane
  3. I Put a Hex on You  - Candye Kane
  4. I'm a Bad, Bad Girl  - Candye Kane
  5. Ik Hou Van Je (I Love You)  - Candye Kane
  6. Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?  - Candye Kane
  7. Don't Cry for Me New Jersey  - Candye Kane
  8. You Need Love  - Candye Kane
  9. I Like 'Em Stacked Like That  - Candye Kane
  10. Till You Go Too Far  - Candye Kane
  11. Picture of You  - Candye Kane
  12. You Can't Stop Me from Loving You  - Candye Kane
  13. I Didn't Listen to My Heart  - Candye Kane
  14. Throw It in the Trash Can Love  - Candye Kane
  15. Im Gonna Be Just Fine  - Candye Kane

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Candye Kane   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dave Gonzales   Guitar (Baritone)
Stephen Hodges   Percussion,Drums
Jonny Viau   Saxophone
Mitch Kashmar   Harmonica,Vocals
Kid Ramos   Guitar
Paul Loranger   Bass,String Bass
Evan Caleb   Drums
Greg Rutledge   Piano,Hammond Organ
Laura Chavez   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Evan Caleb   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Jack Tempchin   Composer
Candye Kane   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Joey Altruda   Engineer
Randy Chortkoff   Executive Producer
David Farage   Composer
Douglas Farage   Composer
Bobby Whitlock   Composer
Gladyces DeJesus   Composer
Robert Hadley   Mastering
Donnie Whitbeck   Engineer
Laura Chavez   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Joshua Temkin   Artwork
Douglas Farage   Composer
David Farage   Composer
Gladyces De Jesus   Composer

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