This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Lay Lady Lay - Hei, leidi hei
Hector recorded his album "Hotelli Hannikainen" in 1976 and he himself has described it as an urban country album. One example of that is the track "Hei, leidi hei" (Hey lady hey). The use of pedal steel guitar and harmonica bring in some country flavours all right. The original song was one of Bob Dylan's greatest, "Lay Lady Lay". It was released in 1969 on his "Nashville Skyline" album. It became one of Dylan's top US hits, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was originally written for the soundtrack of the movie 'Midnight Cowboy', but wasn't submitted in time to be included in the finished film.