This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Coconuts From Congoville - Ihanaa Elämää
Where's Danny, there's Johnny - at least when it comes to covering 60's & 70's pop. Johnny recorded "Ihanaa elämää" (Wonderful life) in 1973 and it was one of the last big successes for him. The original song was called "Coconuts From Congoville", and it was a big Euro-continental hit for the group Soulful Dynamics. The group was founded in the mid-1960's as Dynamic Club in Liberia, Africa. In 1969 they moved to Hamburg Germany and recorded several Euro hits with the concept "funny pop songs from the black continent".