This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Mind Your Love - Sovitaaks näin
Lea Laven (see previous entry) was the "Queen of Covers" in the 70's and 80's. Many - if not all - of her hits were cover versions. One of them was "Sovitaaks näin" (Let's agree this way). It was released as a single in 1984. As on many of Lea's recordings the arrangement was done by Kari Litmanen. The original song "Mind Your Love" was performed by US duo Captain & Tennille. The duo consisted of "Captain" Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille. They achieved chart success in 1975-80 with a bunch of romance and novelty hit songs. Probably best known is their single "Love Will Keep Us Together". Daryl used to play in the backing band of Beach Boys, and Toni has appeared as a backing singer on several Elton John albums and most prominently on the powerful single "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me". She also performed backing tracks on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album.