Sharon - Loves You Know Who


Sharon - Loves You Know Who

Sharon - Loves You Know Who

Sharon  - Loves You Know Who

Sharon Finkelstein aka ... Sharon Tandy.

Sharon  - Loves You Know Who

If there was any justice in the world, Johannesburg-born Sharon Tandy (born Sharon Finkelstein) would have been up there with Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield in the 60s.
Unquestionably, she had the voice for it, and her choice of songs was pretty much impeccable. Her South African debut LP, Sharon - Loves You-Know-Who, showcased her strong, intuitive delivery on Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley covers.
Sharon honed her vocals on the South African club circuit before hooking up with lover (later husband) Frank Fenter of Atlantic Records and playing a couple of dates with his proteges, UK beat band The Couriers.
She moved to London in 1964 to seek fame and fortune.
Between 1964 and 1969 Sharon flirted with melodramatic, Sandie Shaw-like Brit pop, freakbeat and psychedelic rock with Southampton pop art beat combo Les Fleur de Lys, recording superb numbers such as Stay With Me and You’ve Gotta Believe It.
sharontandy_lpShe appeared on Thank Your Lucky Stars, Beat Club and Top Of The Pops, and her fiery version of Hold On (1967) became her signature tune – with her breathless rasp going head-to-head with searing Yardbirds-like guitars.
Signed to Stax in 1966 she cut earthy Southern soul with Booker T & The MGs and Isaac Hayes, becoming the first European-based artist to record in East McLemore Studios. She also appeared as an opening act on the 1967 Stax/Volt Tour of Europe.
On her return to England she teamed with Les Fleur de Lys again, but by 1970 she was back in South Africa.
  She recorded a single for Polydor in 1967 credited to "Debrah Aire" featuring more pop styled tracks, but this also flopped. However, the combination of lack of commercial success and the breakdown of her relationship with Fenter led to her return to South Africa in 1970.

Sharon - Loves You Know Who (With The Astronauts)
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9 Comments on Old Melodies ...: Sharon - Loves You Know Who

  • thetartshandbag
    on March 22, 2018 | 01:28 thetartshandbagsaid :
    "The link doesn't work"
  • Willians
    on March 22, 2018 | 03:12 Willianssaid :
    "The link doesn't work. Thank you."
  • thetartshandbag
    on March 22, 2018 | 16:46 thetartshandbagsaid :
    "Link Now Working.
    Thanks very much"
  • Tedh
    on March 23, 2018 | 15:11 Tedhsaid :
    "Terrific,many thanks.I think Sharon Tandy was great."
  • torgny
    on March 26, 2021 | 12:07 torgnysaid :
    "is it possible to reupload?"
  • Racati
    on March 26, 2021 | 19:25 Racatisaid :
    "A very underrated singer, indeed! Her works with Les Fleur de Lys were awsomes. I didn't known these recordings. Many many thanks for this rare LP!"
  • deGallo
    on March 26, 2021 | 21:32 deGallosaid :
    "Thank you"
  • rntcj
    on March 26, 2021 | 22:18 rntcjsaid :

    Thanx for this one. Know her with Fleur De Lys. These will be "new" hears here. Presently listening to some great YT tracks @ her Discogs page here:

    Ciao! For now.
  • torgny
    on March 28, 2021 | 10:46 torgnysaid :
    "Thank you!"
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