This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Drink, Drink, Drink - Juo, juo, juo
It's Frederik Friday! For some weeks now I will be presenting a Frederik (see previous entry) cover every Friday. Frederik has a wide legacy of cover songs , so it's not hard path to follow. We begin with "Juo, juo, juo" (Drink, drink, drink) released in 1976 in the B-side of his "Ramaya" -single. This song is a good representative of Frederiks masculine style. The lyrics are done by Juha Vainio, and do not encourage to excessive drinking, even if the title hints something like that. The original song was likewise called "Drink, Drink, Drink" and performed by the Dutch group George Baker Selection. The group was founded by Johannes 'Hans' Bouwens (a.k.a George Baker) in 1969. He has released several albums both under his own name and 'Selection'. The most famous song of the group was of course "Una Paloma Blanca" in 1975. It was written by George himself as were most of their hits, like this 'drinking song'. When the first version of the band broke up in 1978, it had sold over 20 million records worldwide.