Saturday, February 19, 2011
Die Autobahn To Düsseldorf - The Playtones
The Playtones website
SVTs Melodifestivalen pages
It features a feisty coverversion of Tusen Och En Natt, Swedens 1999 winner Take Me To Your Heaven by Charlotte Nilsson (Perrelli)
Brylcreem and Eurovision, do they gel?
The last time someone 'slightly' referred to Elvis it was a bit of a total disaster.
Read about that one (Copycat) and other Eurovision Rock 'n' Roll efforts here at Eurocovers.
Turkey - Yüksek Sadakat
Lithuania - Mino
Finland - Milana Misic
DÜSSELDORF EUROVISION 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Die Autobahn To Düsseldorf: Yüksek Sadakat
Track 2 on the album is Göreceksin Kendini featuring Yüksek Sadakat.
Yüksek Sadakat is of course the 2011 Turkish entrant and Göreceksin Kendini is a coverversion of Tu Te Reconnaitras, the 1973 Eurovision winner by Anne-Marie David (for Luxembourg).
It first appeared on a single (CBS 1646, pic left) and a later recording was released on the Various artists album Bak Bir Varmış Bir Yokmuş 3 (Odeon Koleksiyon )
Nilüfer also recorded Greek entry Socrates (by Elpida, 1979) as Beyaz Mendil which was a b-side to single Oh Oh (Burç 3511).
On her album Sen Mühimsin Nilüfer released a wonderful version of the Turkish 1990 entry Gözlerinin Hapsindeyim originally by Kayahan Açar. (Yasar YCD 90007)
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Jody Wayne - Are You Sure
He’s a bit of a global person, our Jody. He was born in Bangalore, India from Canadian parents. He moved to England at three and to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at 5, Back to England at 10 and back to Rhodesia where he formed the Diamonds with Mike Shannon.
A move to South Africa was followed by TV jobs as actor and behind the scene. It sounds a bit Motown, but it was while singing while he worked, Jody was discovered by his boss; Little Joe and the Travellers were born and they had their own TV show for two years.
After winning the Durban Song Festival with A Voice In The Dark (his first single) he scored his first hit with Tell Laura I Love Her.
Are You Sure was Jody’s third single in 1966 (PYE records) and many would follow, including # 1 hits like Patches, Sixteen Candles and The Wedding.
From the 70’s on he focussed more on producing other artists' records.
Jody Wayne’s most recent project is the Smokie Jo tour and album. It’s a tribute to 70’s band Smokie, known from international hits like Living Next Door To Alice, Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone and Oh Carol.
Jody Wayne’s Smokie Jo album features hits of Smokie and some of his own platinum selling hits (Regala records 2009 on CD and DVD)
Two CDs have been issued featuring many of Jody Wayne’s older recordings. The Heart And Soul Of Jody Wayne and Send Me Some Loving. But neither has Are You Sure.
You can find more about 1961 U.K. Eurovision entry and world wide hit Are You Sure in the Eurocovers post Team GB.
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