This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Fire and Rain - Joskus näin, joskus ei
Eero Raittinen (see earlier entry) released "Joskus näin, joskus ei" (Sometimes so, sometimes no) in 1971 on the B-side of his big hit "Toivotaan, toivotaan" (cover of Feliciano's 'Che sara'). It is one of the rare Finnish James Taylor covers, and a good one. The song was Taylor's own composition and originally called "Fire and Rain". It was included on his second album 'Sweet Baby James', gaining widespread attention for James. The song was released as a single in February 1970 and it quickly rose to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. You can find more information on the background of the song, here.