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January 16, 2020 3:44 PM   Subscribe

RIP Norma Tanega: In December 2019, we lost folk singer/songwriter and painter Norma Tanega.

She was probably best known for Me and My Cat Named Dog (1966), though her amazing song You're Dead has been frequently covered over the years.

This is a short film which features her life and work. You can see some of her art here in a video with fellow artist Brian Ransom or here in a video from Claremont Heritage.

posted by frumiousb (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, no! Like a lot of people probably I found out about her from the use of You're Dead in What We Do In the Shadows. Her voice was so singular.

posted by rewil at 3:51 PM on January 16 [9 favorites]

posted by detachd at 5:24 PM on January 16

posted by jonp72 at 6:51 PM on January 16

Hey Girl is another version of the Leadbelly song better known as "In the Pines" or "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?"
posted by jonp72 at 6:55 PM on January 16

Bread is a non-album single she did. Can't remember if it was released in the US or only in the UK.
posted by jonp72 at 6:56 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]

posted by scruss at 7:55 PM on January 16

posted by Mister Bijou at 9:28 PM on January 16

I didn't know her until this post, and she's great! Thank you for posting about her.

posted by LobsterMitten at 10:39 PM on January 16

posted by Avelwood at 1:39 AM on January 17

posted by surlyben at 8:03 AM on January 17

As a fan of both Norma Tanega and Dusty Springfield, I was astonished, a few years ago, when I leaned that these two amazing women had a significant relationship . My impression is that Dusty was a bit of a handful.
posted by Modest House at 9:23 AM on January 17

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