Thursday, May 29, 2008

Zigeunerjunge - Nuori tumma

Carola (real name Carola Standertskjöld) was among the most popular Finnish female singers in the 60's. Her style was perhaps more jazzier and bluesier than her contemporaries had. Her songs have stood well the test of time and recently released compilation album turned out to be a success too. The song "Nuori tumma" (Young darkie) was released on 1968 as a B-side to 'La La La (version of Spanish Eurovision winner). The tune was a German original called "Zigeunerjunge" (Gypsy boy) and recorded by Alexandra (real name Doris Nefedov), a Lithuania-born singer, guitarist and composer, who died in a car crash in 1969.

Here's the pair:

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