Friday, March 23, 2007

"Boy singers are a rare commodity in our society. Rarer still is the boy who has both voice and discipline. Ricky Tanner, a genuine fun-loving boy, possesses a serenely beautiful voice and a man-sized character to support it" -- Jerold Ottley, director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

When Ricky Tanner embarked on his solo career at the tender age of twelve he had already performed with all the greats: The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and even the Choir at the Utah State Fair (who supposedly perform on a giant ferris wheel). But as much as he loved these collaborations it was finally time to strike out on his own. River of Song was recorded in a whirlwind session in 1977 in Studio C at Bonneville Productions. Ricky worked tirelessly, taking time off only to fulfill his duties as Priesthood Chorister at the Church of Latter Day Saints, and to pursue his candidacy for Eagle Scout.

A Man's Gotta Be

River Song

The Wells Fargo Wagon

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Ricky's recordings have been re-released on cd and can be purchased at