Saturday, September 10, 2011

Geronimo - Ilta

Agents (see earlier entry) is one of Finland's longest-living pop froups. On their 1995 debut album (Agents Forever) of their fourth incarnation (with lead singer Jorma Kääriäinen) was this song "Ilta" (Evening). It's one more fine example of those Finnish vocal covers of original instrumentals. The original was called "Geronimo" and was a 1963 UK hit for the fore-fathers of pop guitar instrumentals - The Shadows. You can see the band perform it live, here.  Geronimo was a prominent leader of the Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States during the so-called Apache Wars.
Here's the pair:

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