This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I'm On My Way - Jäin hypnoosiin
Hi, after 6 weeks vacation, Finnpicks is back again! We start off with our old cover friend Danny. He released "Jäin hypnoosiin" (I stood hypnotized) as a single in 1972. It was a modest hit and lyrics were done by Pertti Reponen. The original song "I'm On My Way" was written by Dutchman Johannes 'Hans' Bouwens and was performed by his group George Baker Selection. Bouwens was fequently covered at the time - about dozen or so of Hans' compositons were versioned by Finnish artists. George Baker is the stage name for Bouwens. The group began in 1967 under the name Soul Invention, changing in 1969 to The George Baker Selection, The group gained worldwide success with 'Paloma Blanca' in 1974.