Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pia Beck 1925 - 2009

Dutch Jazz pianist Pia Beck has died. She was a bit of a legend over here and I remember her TV performances in variety shows from the 70's well. But my memory doesn't go back far enough to recall Pia Becks popularity in the 50's and 60's.
Next to playing the piano she also sang on many of her records.
Below is one track she recorded for her LP Beck To The Future (1990). It's a coverversion of the Norwegian 1985 winner La Det Swinge (Bobbysocks!)
She also recorded a version of the Dutch 1959 winner 'n Beetje.

Some links:

Pia Beck Homepage with condolences register (in Dutch)
Some Youtubes: That's Life - C'est Formidable
Pia Beck Wiki (Dutch and German)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Priscilla - Klein bietjie liefde

And here's a bit of a world premier, Priscilla's new videoclip Klein Bietjie Liefde, an Afrikaans version of the Finnish entry A Little Bit by Nina Astrom (2000). The track is taken from Priscilla's CD Net 'N Bietjie Liefde, which was released earlier this year.

Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit

I don't do unofficial stuff very often at Eurocovers, but this one gets Douze Poing for sheer enthousiasm. Well done, the kids!

Mia Kalember - Sve me podsjeća da bio si tu (1970)

Another Youtube video in glorious black and white. The Irish 1970 Eurovision winner All Kinds Of Everything by Dana performed by Mia Kalember from Yugoslavia.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

1973 Jana Kocianová - Spomienky v nás (Tu te reconnaitras)

Slovak version of the 1973 Eurovision winner Tu Te Reconnaitras (Anne Marie David for Luxembourg).