This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Boom Boom Boomerang - Bum bum bumerang
Tuula-Anneli Rantanen was one of the new generation Finnish female pop singers in the latter part of the 50's. After winning a singing paget in 1956 she had a couple of big hits, but her career waned in the 60's. She recorded "Bum bum bumerang" in 1958 and it was released on the B-side of a 78 rpm record as well as on an EP. It wasn't one of her big hits and this joyful song has been largely forgotten. The original song was a big hit for US female vocal group The DeCastro Sisters. Their biggest hit single was "Teach Me Tonight", in 1954 hitting number 2 in the US. This follow-up single "Boom Boom Boomerang" hit number 17. The bass vocals were provided by Thurl Ravenscroft. Thurl was an American voice actor and singer known for his deep, booming voice. He was best-known as the voice of Tony the Tiger in more than 500 television commercials for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.