Candye Kane "White Trash Girl" Ruf Records
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"White Trash Girl" essentially brings together more of the same mix of mildly risqué humour, boogie and blues from the larger than life, former porn star turned blues queen. The difference is that Candye is seemingly setting out her stall both personally and as a blues artist. She places herself squarely at the centre of what has been termed White Trash culture, with the underlying feel of disposability but also a hard working honesty about all things sexual and social.

There's an undeniable feeling of self empowerment in both her lyrics and singing, and she is to be found in the very best musical company of Preston Hubbard on bass, Jeff Ross on guitar and Damian Llanes on drums. But the truth is that once isolated outside of her colourful lifestyle, the music here is a mix of solid blues, good playing and of course an uncompromising batch of songs from the abrasive Estrogen Bomb, the fun filled "Work What You Got" and the plain honest "Masturbation Blues.

All the above mark Candye out as a personality with a big P on the blues scene, but ultimately her ordinary voice and White trash songs are closer to her UK equivalent dana Gillespie than the raunchy blues feel of say Bessie Smith or Etta James, but worth checking out nonetheless.

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Work What You Got

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Masturbation Blues

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Candye Kane was number 6 in the January 2005 Playlist