Samantha Sang was big during the 70's when disco
music was all the rage.
I first heard of her when the song "Emotion" hit,
#1 in Australia and I fell in "love" with her voice
Samantha Sang was born in Melbourne, Australia
where her father ran a singing school.
She became hooked on music by the age of eight,
and sang on the radio as "Cheryl Gray."
Her father, a vocalist, was known as "Reg Gray"
professionally, because he thought his real last
name, Sang, sounded "too stagy.”
In 1977, she heard that Barry Gibb was back in
Paris. "We were in the middle of the Saturday
Night Fever soundtrack," he recalled.
"She flew in with her manager, not to my
knowledge, confronted me, and said, 'Would you
write me a song? 'I said, 'Great, would love to,
but that's as far as it can go.
Six months later, she rang up and said nobody
would produce the song, because it was so Bee
Gees influenced. We should produce it, and
nobody else. So I said, 'let’s see if we can fit
She came to Miami for a week, we cut it, and
that was it.
The Bee Gees wrote "Emotion" in about an hour.
"Emotion" was produced as a duet, with Barry
and Samantha each singing eight harmonies.
Their voices blended so well that critics called
her "the female Bee Gee". In 1978, her single
Emotion, written by Barry and Robin Gibb was a
world wide smash hitting No 1 in numerous
countries and selling over 6 million singles.
Subsequently, her album Emotion that featured
the single also sold 4 million copies.
Appearances on The Johnny Carson Show, The
Merv Griffin Show, The Dinah Shore Show and
American Bandstand soon followed.
She now resides in Melbourne, Australia and is
preparing to release a number of her albums.
I have all of her records and have since bought
her double CD album online.
Should you wish to have a listen to "Emotion" go
and cut and paste this into Google
Bee Gees - Emotion, Samantha Sang Free Mp3
and then click on
emp3world.com - Free Music Downloads mp3
Determined to succeed on her own merits, she
would not record another Gibb song to capitalize
on her success, and chose a disco song,"You Keep
Me Dancing"as her next single release.
The song did not become a hit, and her career
faltered. In 2004 Samantha Sang announced that
she would return to live performing, and that her
three albums would be released for the first time
One of my all time favourite singers.