This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Maria Madelena - Maria taikka Leena
I couldn't resist the temptation to put Maria Magdalena to follow Jesus Christ, like, as we have been told, she did in real life. Frederik (yes, HIM again!) recorded "Maria taikka Leena" (Maria or Leena) in 1979 on his "Tsingis Khan" -album. The original song was called "Maria Madelena" and it was one of the lesser hits (1977) for our old friend from Mozambique, Afric Simone. This was the third Afric Simone -cover from Frederik, and one more was to come. The afro-disco song - which is not of religious nature - was once again written by Afric himself in collaboration with Stan Regal.
p.s. I'm on holiday trip for a week, so no finnpicking for a while.