Sunday, May 29, 2011

Alaska country - Alaska country

The end stop in our Grand Tour of USA is the northern-most state. Lea Laven recorded "Alaska country" in 1972 for her album "Vuosikertaa". The arrangement was in the the capable hands of Veikko Samuli and the Finnish lyrics were from the pen of Chrisse Johansson. The original "Alaska Country" was a track on Shocking Blue's second album "Scorpio's Dance" released in 1970. The album was partly recorded in New York and continues the band's exploration of Americana and country music. Alaska Country" was one of the most obvious references to America. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It was purchased from the Russian Empire in 1867.

Here's the pair:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lavenskan *Kaikki Levytykset 1969-73* tuplalevy nyt kaupoissa alehintaan.
Kaikki nämä Shocking Blue-coverit ja Hamppu-Aave! Se On Elämää!

Magomusiikki said...

Mielenkiintoinen tuo kosketinsoitinsoolo, melodia on "Cancao do mar", jonka Dulce Pontes tulkitsi hienosti 1990-luvulla, Dannykin levytti nimellä Meren laulu, suomeksi, yksi Reposen Pertsan viimeisistä teksteistä.