The Originals - Prequel of the hits


All songs tracing back to an earlier recording than the most reliable one, represented from the first version released to the latest cover, that’s The Originals, musical resource database since 1982. No limit, no nonsense, no mercy. Next time your kids take ersatz for genuine, here’s what you hold up against them.
It’s the sheer size that matters, 15.000 titles and counting.

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LIVET I FINNSKOGARNA


Artist: Calle Jularbo med Stjärntrio
Author: Calle Jularbo
Label: Sonora Elit
Year: 1937

Swedish accordion player. Means Life In The Finnish Woods.

Covers:

1940:

Toralf Tollefsen

1947:

Gösta Westerhunds

1950:

Pinetoppers [als Mockin' Bird Hill crediting Vaughn Horton, a miner from Pennsylvania who wrote lyrics to this waltz in the thirties; top 10 US]

1951:

Burl Ives [idem]

1951:

Les Paul & Mary Ford [idem; n°2 US]

1951:

Patti Page [idem; n°2 US]

1951:

Alice Babs [as Adress: Rosenhill; n°1 in Sweden]

1951:

Thory Bernhards [idem]

1951:

Lammy Van den Hout [as De Spotvogel Fluit]

1951:

Russ Morgan [as Mockin' Bird Hill]

1951:

Ronnie Ronalde [yodeling, whistling and singing]

1959:

Roger Williams

1961:

Lawrence Welk

1961:

Jean Shepard

1961:

Ria Valk [as De Spotvogel Fluit]

1962:

Hank Snow

1964:

Migil Five

1964:

Claude François [as La Ferme du bonheur]

1965:

Gene Pitney

1972:

Gaby Haas [as Life In The Finland Woods Waltz]

1976:

Ray Stevens

1977:

Donna Fargo

1993:

Roots Syndicate [n°1 NL]

1993:

Albert West

1994:

Nieuwe Snaar

2011:

Jeff Beck [on his Les Paul tribute]

Roots Syndicate version used in the Netherlands in a '92 commercial for insurance company Centraal Beheer from Apeldoorn. ('Even Apeldoorn bellen')

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29-05-2017

YOU'VE CHANGED

Harry James Orch.

1942

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VALLERI

Pineapple Heard

1967

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TRYING TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN

David Pomeranz

1975

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THOUSAND STARS, A

Rivileers

1953

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VALLERI

Pineapple Heard

1967

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THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY)

Talking Heads

1983

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SHOOT YOUR SHOT

Jr. Walker & The All Stars

1967

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SENZA FINE

Ornella Vanoni

1962

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Book


The Originals - Prequel of the hits

This ongoing search for the origins of all popular songs imaginable has been bundled in books over the years, four in Dutch, all sold out. Now here's a first edition in English, and the good thing is: you don't need those old versions, for all information still standing and relevant from former editions is encapsulated into this new volume, like Russian babooshka puppets.

The Originals - Prequel of the Hits holds everything, no less. Pure content. Details the lifespan of some 12.000 music titles, all traced back to their earliest manifestation, predating hit version(s) and other relevant covers.

The new book is available at www.epo.be.

On the air


In February 1982 a two hour radio show was first aired from Brussels, with nothing but the original versions of hits of the day. Made for a change for Soft Cell's Tainted Love, Capt. Sensible's Happy Talk, Fun Boy Three & Bananarama's It Ain't What You Do and Sting's Spread A Little Happiness. Instead of sifting through average early eighties TOTP regulars, in came the mid sixties, late forties, thirties and even twenties, linking a Northern soul classic to a Rodgers & Hammerstein composition, a Jimmie Lunceford theme song and a West End showtune from musical Mr. Cinders.

That was only the beginning. Soon as The Originals' own bag o' goodies ran out, audience participation filled it up again and never stopped doing so. 582 separate The Originals radio shows followed.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

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