Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blame It On The Pony Express - Pony Express

This song is one of Kisu's lesser known efforts. He recorded "Pony Express" in 1970 for his album "Sinulle", to the Finnish lyrics written by Chrisse Johansson. The original "(Blame It) On The Pony Express" was written by our old songwriring friends Tony Macaulay, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. It was a number 7 hit 1970 in UK for a US soul vocal group called Johnny Johnson and His Bandwagon. Although the group originated from America they had their most successful moments in UK, and in the 70's they were based in London. They had their first hit in 1968 with "Breakin' Down the Walls of Heartache". At the time the band had a slightly different name: Johnny Johnson and The Bandwagon. The original  'Pony Express' was fast mail service that carried messages by horseback riders in relays to stations across the prairies, plains, deserts, and mountains of the Western United States in 1860-61. There was no 'Pony Express' in Finland, although horses of course were used in mail carrying in the old days.

Here's the pair:

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