This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Man Of Mystery - Salaperäinen
Not so long time ago we presented a Finnish vocal cover of the Shadows' instrumental hit. Well, here's another one - done by the same culprits. Agents recorded "Salaperäinen" (Mysterious) in 1996 for their "Agents is back" -album. The Finnish lyrics were done by the lead singer Jorma Kääriäinen. The original song "Man Of Mystery" was written by British light music composer Michael Carr. The tune was the theme music for the early 1960s low-budget film series "Edgar Wallace Mysteries", based loosely on the Edgar Wallace stories. "Man of Mystery" was number 5 UK hit for The Shadows in 1960. Carr also wrote the groups number one hit "Kon-Tiki" in 1961.