Here is a wonderful song, typical of the style of this great and underrated singer who used to be a favorite of many a club and theater all over the world from the mid-60's to the 70's and appeared in many TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show. A trim, tall, long-haired bombshell, many believed that Lana Cantrell had to be something more than just a singer, because of her beauty, demeanor and class. Born in Sydney, Australia, Lana Cantrell had been exposed to music her whole life. She belongs to the great tradition of big-voiced singers, such as Barbra Streisand or Liza Minnelli, to name only the most famous.
The song is the theme of the film "The Sand Pebbles" of 1966. Her rendition of this theme (sung by many singers: Shirley Bassey, Kate Smith, Matt Monro, Jack Jones, Andy Williams, etc.) is for me the best. The final image is from the Ed Sullivan show in 1960. Enjoy!
And we were lovers
Another song by the fabulous Lana Cantrell, the "Aussie Streisand". Enjoy this shining version! Nothing indeed could stop her!
Nothing can stop me now
And here are other examples of Lana Cantrell's great style!
Isn’t it a lovely day / And we were lovers