This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Desperados Waiting For A Train - Kulkukoirat
Let's have another offering from Topi Sorsakoski and Reijo Taipale - the title track of the album "Kulkukoirat". It was also released as a single in 1992. And still today Topi Sorsakoski is doing gigs with his band called - Kulkukoirat. The original tune was called "Desperados Waiting For a Train". It was performed by Jerry Jeff Walker (b. Ronald Clyde Crosby), who spent his early folk music days in Greenwich Village in the mid-60s. He then recorded the famous album "Mr. Bojangles" in 1968 and settled in Austin, Texas, in the 1970s associating mainly with the country-rock outlaw scene. "Desperados" is a track on his 1973 album "Viva Terlingua", and it is written by Guy Clark, a prolific country artist himself. The version here, however, might be the single version.