Sunday, June 3, 2007

Tanya Falan 45 Singles

After the The Lennon Sisters, Tanya Falan is my next favorite Lawrence Welk show performer. She has a remarkably expressive, sultry voice. Of all the singers on the show, she was the most contempary sounding. She could take a Beatles song, or some torch ballad and just enthrall the viewer. I really love her voice, which is why I'm temporarily veering away from Lennon Sisters songs, and spotlighting Tanya here.

The only record I have by her is an old MGM 45 - I don't even know what year it's from. I bought it at a garage sale years ago, and have always liked it, especially the A-side , Telling Me Lies. It's a beautiful, haunting song.

*Reuploaded songs to MediaFire*
Download it and the B-side, I Feel It here.

Now this might sound odd, but you know what current artist is reminding me of Tanya? Amy Winehouse. I'm serious! Not the tatooed, drunkeness part, but the great voice, mainly on Amy's title track Back To Black. When she belts the chorus,
We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back

I totally hear a similarity to Tanya.

And no I'm not crazy.

Listen to it on Amy's My Space, and then this Tanya clip on You Tube.