This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Oh Sheriff - O'sheriff
This is one of those 60s' songs that you haven't heard for ages, but when you hear it you recall it instantly. Finnish girl group (on eof the very rare breed) Go-Go tytöt (Go-Go Girls) redorded "O'sheriff" in 1966, and as far as i know, it was their one and only single. It was played a lot at the time, but not much has been left to tell about Go-Go tytöt. I don't even know their names, but it's quite possible that they were the early encarnation of Koivistolaiset (see earlier entry). Why? Becouse a) they really made later career as singers b) they were the 'official' go-go girls of Finland in the 60's. But, this is just a hunch. The original song was from the French catalog of Petula Clark. She had a continental hit with it, but the song is, however, very obscure, and omitted from most of Petula's compilations. The composer of the song is one Serge Gainsbourg (b. Lucien Ginsburg). You can see Petula perform this song in the "proper environment", here.