Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rock Your Baby - Rokkibeibi

The third Disco Week song is the first landmark of the Golden Disco Era of 70's. The group Cascade (see earlier entry)  recorded their version of it as "Rokkibeibi" (Rock Baby) in 1974. It was released as their debut single, but lost in popularity to another Finnish version by Rolf Bergström & Pyhimykset. I present here this rarely heard Cascade's cover. Both versions used Finnish lyrics by Chrisse Johansson. The original disco classic was "Rock Your Baby" performed by US soul and disco singer George McCrae. It was written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey (KC) and Richard Finch of KC & The Sunshine Band. The song reached number one in USA and UK, and in various other countries. It has since sold over 10 million copies worldwide. You can see George perform the song, here.

97 Finnpicks to go.

Here's the pair:

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