Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Edina Pop - Marika Késmárky

Here are some Eurovision coverversions by Dschinghis Khan member Edina Pop.
Way before the success with Dschinghis khan recorded some popular ESC tunes.

Edina Pop was born in Hungary and she made a (now collectable) LP under her own name Marika Késmárky (or Késmárky Marika as the Hungarians like to say).
The 1970 LP includes Kopp, Kopp…, a hungarian version of Knock Knock, who's there, the song made famous by Mary Hopkin.
She also recorded the same song in German as Komm, komm zu mir.

Another song she tackled is the Spanish co-winner Vivo Cantando. Her version, Zwischen Wolga und Don is an odd cover which includes a part that wasnt in the original, but that can be heard in several other covers like the one by Birthe Kjaer (Denmark) or Arie Ribbens (Netherlands).

Was soll ich tun is a coverversion of the number 4 from 1972: Als het om de liefde gaat by Sandra and Andres (Netherlands).

Edina Pop also recorded a German version of La La La, the 1968 winner by Massiel, and it seems she also recorded a solo version of Dschinghis Khan, but I have no details about these.

Edina Pop is still going strong and you can find her website here. http://www.edinapop.de/

Coming soon: 2007 - Year Of The Puppet 

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