Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Manchester et Liverpool - Kauempaa ja kauempaa

Tapani Kansa was perhaps the "Finnish King of Covers" in late 60's and in the 70's. Many if not all of his biggest hits were covers. One of the lesser known songs covered by him was "Kauempaa ja kauempaa" (From further and further away) released as single in late 1967. The orignal song was of French origin even if the title "Manchester et Liverpool" was quite British. The song was performed by Marie Laforet (b. Maïténa Doumenach). She was a French singer and actress, whose parents were Armenian. She became very popular actress in French films and interpreted many roles in the 1960s. She starred a.o. in "La Fille aux Yeux d'Or" (The Girl with the Golden Eyes), which become her nickname. Some of her most memorable pop songs were written and/or arranged by French composer André Popp, such as this "Manchester et Liverpool" in 1966.

Here's the pair:


Anonymous said...

I heard this song just the other day
when a street performancer here in
Tampere was singing it in russian. I had no idea the song was french but I found it out because I remembered Tapani Kansa's Kauempaa ja kauempaa and then cheked it out from the internet. I suppose russians love this song too. Regards Maija.

Sami said...

Kyllä tässä sävelessä vähän venäläistä on erotettavissa.