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One of the benefits of a site like YouTube is discovering old music clips from around the world. Look for one thing and you stumble upon a cache of covers of popular 1960s tunes sumg in English but originating in Finland. These covers are much more sedate and middle-of-the-road than the better-known versions, which makes them fascinating. Hard to say how much is due to singing in a second tongue or public taste.
First up, from 1968 a version of Cat Stevens' Matthew and Son by Jukka Kuoppamäki.
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A 1966 rendition of These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Ann-Christine Nyströmin. There's a hint of a growl in her voice towards the end of chorus, but I'm guessing that this clip was shown during family hour. The keyboards remind me of the Mrs. Miller version. - JB