Saturday, April 4, 2009
Ain't That Just The Way - Näinkö aina meille täällä käy
One of Vicky Rosti's (see previous entry) absolute classics is "Näinkö aina meille täällä käy" (Is that the way it always goes for us) that she recorded in 1976. The melody and lyrics (by Pertti Reponen) are strong as is the interpretation of Vicky. The original song broke through when Finns saw the Sheriff McCloud TV series episode "Park Avenue Pirates" where the song was delivered with utmost sincerity by Barbie Benton (playing the part of aspiring country singer Shannon Forbes). Barbie (real name Barbara Klein) was of course best known for being the long-time girlfriend of Playboy-guru Hugh Hefner. But she was also a relatively good country singer - as you can hear of this song ... she even recorded 8 country albums.
Here's the pair: