This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Ma Jalousie - Kun kohdattiin
Katri Helena covered several French songs. Perhaps more than other Finnish singers. So it's quite appropriate that we end our round-trip in France. Katri recorded "Kun kohdattiin" (When we met) in 1973. And the song was released as a single in the same year. It is still one of the the favourites among her audience. The tune was written by French songwriters and producers Jean Kluger and Daniel Vangarde. In 70's they wrote many disco hits for Ottawan, Gibson Brothers, Amii Stewart a.o. This song was originally called "Ma Jalousie" (My jealousy) and was performed by a French singer with a famous non-French name - Ringo (aka Ringo Willy Cat). His real name was Guy Bayle and he had some national hits in the 70's, but didn't really make it internationally. This "Ma Jalousie" seems to be rare recording to catch, so the example here is not of best quality.