Tracklist 01. You Need a Great Big Woman 02. Love 'Em & Forgive 'Em 03. Freak Lover 04. I Got a Feelin' 05. I Left My Heart in Texas 06. The Lord Was a Woman 07. It Should Be Rainin' 08. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' 09. Gifted in the Ways of Love 10. I'm in Love with a Girl 11. Homewrecker 12. Beehive (Instrumental) 13. All You Can Eat (and You Can Eat It All Night Long) 14. That Ain't It
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.