Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Tanya Tucker, Lacosta Tucker|
Genres: Country, Pop
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LaCosta - the lost star
James E. Bagley | Sanatoga, PA USA | 06/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sisters compiles highlights of the Capitol Records' work of siblings Tanya and LaCosta Tucker. This eighteen-track set alternates recordings from both singers, selected by the Tucker sisters themselves. Tanya came to Capitol in 1986 as an established star and rose to new heights during her eleven-year tenure. Her nine tracks on Sisters only scratch at the surface of her productivity, but all were major hits. Up-tempo gems like "Down To My Last Teardrop" and "Strong Enough To Bend" dominate the lineup, intermingled with a couple of sobsters "(Without You) What Do I Do With Me" and "Love Me Like You Used To." While Capitol has frequently repackaged Tanya's hits, LaCosta's were not previously available on CD and provide the main impetus for buying this set. Most of LaCosta's charted recordings are here, including the bubbly mid-70's charmers "Get On My Love Train," "Western Man" and "He Took Me For A Ride." Throughout, her raspy vocal inflections bring to mind Tanya.Sounding too much like her sister was not a plus for LaCosta, however. There ultimately wasn't much need for both of them. Factor in that Tanya was already a successful artist when big sister LaCosta began, had the novelty of being a young teen with an adult voice, and possessed the greater charisma, and it's not surprising that LaCosta was the one who lost out on a long recording career. It's a shame since - as Sisters shows - the talent was evident in both of them."
Worth it for LaCosta alone
James E. Bagley | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is unfortunate that LaCosta Tucker never reached the popularity that her sister Tanya did, as it is my opinion that she is the better singer of the two. Nothing wrong with Tanya's singing, but it has more of a hard edge to it. LaCosta's voice is much smoother and you can definately hear the difference between the two on this recording. They do sound remarkably alike in some ways, but definately not the same. This album is worth the price alone for the great collection of LaCosta songs, which are very difficult to find, even on LP record. Having Tanya included is just that much more of a bonus. This recording will not disappoint. If you are a Tanya Tucker fan and have never heard LaCosta, you are definately in for a treat!
This album is a must have!"
Double Dose of TUCKER POWER!
Ronald L. Beauchane | Sacramento, California United States | 07/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit the reason I ordered a copy of this disc was solely to hear what LaCosta sounded like. The CD includes nine songs by each sister for a total of 18. The nine Tanya songs are GREAT but have been on several CD's and as I own all her music that was not a reason to purchase this particular CD. As I played the first Lacosta track I was SHOCKED! I am sure she does not like to hear this but I felt as though I was listening to a young Tanya Tucker. Lacosta's songs were recorded from like 1974 through 1982 and have an older feel to them at least compared to the more contemporary contributions from Tanya. But she sounds exactly like Tanya! Three of her songs I liked instantly. Those being He Took Me For A Ride. Followed by her biggest hit "Get On My Love Train.. which deserved to be a big hit and I really find myself growing partial to Loving Somebody On A Rainy Night. But to be honest...as a Tanya fan.. I personally feel while listening to the Lacosta songs as though I am being treated to some older never released material from Tanya. They sound THAT much alike."