Thursday, July 16, 2009

Funny Familiar, Forgotten Feelings - Kauniit kuolleet tunteet

Johnny recorded "Kauniit kuolleet tunteet" (Beautiful dead feelings) in 1973 on his "Kotidisco" (Home dsico) -album. Johnny's career was already going downhill at this point, so neither the album nor this track caused much commotion. The original song called "Funny Familiar, Forgotten Feelings" was written by Nashville songwriter Mickey Newbury and originally recorded by another Nashville artist Don Gibson in 1966. However the international hit-, and much better version was made by Tom Jones (b. Thomas Jones Woodward) in 1967. It was not the first time that Tom made a succesfull country cover, his "Green Green Grass of Home" was even bigger hit in 1966. Tom is a Welsh born singer and should now be addressed as Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Here's the pair:

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