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Remembering Candye Kane (1961-2016)

If ever a woman has paid her dues to become a blues singer, Candye Kane has. From her beginnings in East Los Angeles to her stint as a stripper to her slew of Blues records, she is, the toughest girl in town. From our radio archives, hear Candye Kane featured on Elwood’s BluesMobile (then called the House of Blues Radio Hour) from the Summer of 2000.

From the LA Times:

Candye Kane, an L.A.-raised blues, swing and roots-rock performer who preached self-acceptance and whose song “The Toughest Girl Alive” gained new meaning as she performed for years with cancer, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She had been ill with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer for about eight years. She was 54.

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