Candy Dulfer is the daughter of Dutch jazz saxophonist Hans Dulfer. She started following in her father’s footsteps when she was six, learning first the soprano saxophone, then switching over to alto in her teens. She’s played with a number of rock acts, including Prince, Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics, who produced her first album, 1990’s Saxuality), Alan Parsons, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, and Tower of Power, and recorded an album with her father, 2002’s Dulfer & Dulfer.
“Lily Was Here” was the first most of us heard of her. This 1989 single was included on Saxuality and features Stewart on guitar. The song reached #6 on the Hot 100.
“For The Love Of You” is the title track from her 1997 album. It’s a cover of The Isley Brothers’ 1975 hit that was also a hit for Whitney Houston.
Candy’s most recent album is 2017’s Together, available on the iTunes Store and Amazon.com. She’s written her autobiography, Sax, Candy & Rock ‘n’ Roll, which appears to only be available in Europe. She’s all over social media, as you might expect, and has her own website.
Candy Dulfer, your Two for Tuesday, October 30, 2018.