Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hey Boba Lou - Hey boba lou

In the b-side of Danny's first single in 1964 was this song 'Hey boba lou', making the record - together with a-side's "East Virginia" - one of the best debut singles in Finnish pop history. The song is simple but irresistible. The original came all the way from Canada. Although Ronnie Hawkins was born in USA, he moved to Canada in 1958, and recorded this song in 1959 with his Canadian backing group The Hawks. Of course it's widely known that a later edition of the Hawks eventually toured with Bob Dylan and evolved into the Band. Robbie Robertson doesn't play guitar on this recoding but Levon Helm bangs the drums.

Here's the pair:

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