Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Down by The Water - Kuin ennen vanhaan

Anneli Pasanen (see earlier entry) recorded "Kuin ennen vanhaan" (Like in the old days) in 1979 for her album "Rakkaus jää". Although the song may have had some hit potential, it was not released as a single. The Finnish lyrics were written by Chrisse Johansson. The original song "Down By The Water" came from Germany. It was co-written by Mats Björklund, who although being a Swede, was a member of the Munich Machine. It was a Disco project based in Munich, Germany, lead by Giorgio Moroder. Munich Machine was the German answer to Motown's Funk Brothers, a group of session musicians that played on the large majority of disco records that came out of Munich in the latter half of the 70s. They wrote music for and backed many of disco's most popular artists at the time, like Claudja Barry (finnpicked before, see here). who had a Euro-hit with this song in 1978.

Here's the pair:

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