Candye Kane, American blues singer-songwriter and pornographic actress, Died at 54

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Candye Kane, born Candace Hogan was born on November 13, 1961, and died on May 6, 2016.

She was an American singer, songwriter, and performer.

She was best known for blues and jazz genre.

Candye was included in the books Rolling Stone Guide to Jazz and Blues, Elwood’s Blues by Dan Aykroyd, The Blueshound Guide to Blues, Allmusic, and other blues books and periodicals.

Kane also had a career as a pornographic actress during porn’s golden age.

Some of the songs she wrote were “The Toughest Girl Alive” (used on the Hidden Palms series for the CW network; “Who Do You Love” (nominated for an OUT music award); “200 Pounds of Fun” (featured in the motion picture, The Girl Next Door); “For Your Love” (included on an episode of The Chris Isaak Show); “Please Tell Me a Lie” (used in the motion picture Heavy, starring Deborah Harry);”You Need a Great Big Woman” (used on the Oxygen Network series Strong Medicine); and “The Lord was a Woman” (recorded by comedian Judy Tenuta).

Prior to her death, Kane was signed to Los Angeles’s Delta Groove records.

Kane went on a worldwide more than 250 days a year, and appeared in many prestigious festivals, including the Ascona Jazz Festival, Midem, Paléo Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, and Notodden Blues Festival.

Candye performed for the President of Italy at the French Embassy in Rome and at the Cannes Film Festival, and her music was often featured on B. B. King’s Bluesville on XM radio.

She was a nominee for two Blues Music Awards by the Blues Foundation, in 2011, BB King Entertainer of the Year, and Best Contemporary Blues Female.

Other recent honors she received was Best Blues CD of 2005 at the San Diego Music Awards; the Trophees France International Award 2004 for Best International Blues Chanteuse and Artist of the Year.

Candye Kane passed away at 54 yrs old.

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