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    Quote Originally Posted by mep1 View Post
    Uhh, this is going to be great... I will certainly find some songs from my native country Denmark! Just need to find one UkingViking doesn't get to first ;-)
    Looking forward to what you Scandi folks bring Mads.

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    Sadly this piece of solid gold wasn’t from Scandinavia, but from the Netherlands


    Anyway,
    I am confident you will bring me a lot of awesome non Eurovision music too.

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    Here's one from Iceland. One of the best bands I've seen live


    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    And we’re off!

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    The Swede with the non traditional Swedish name.Jose Gonzalez.Born in Gothenburg to parents who immigrated from Argentina.The footage here is from Darwin.A most unScandinavian place.But it fits well with the kinda post-apocalyptic themes in the lyrics.Some underground oil storage tunnels from WW2 feature.
    Very good theme John.
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    Melodienfest is Sweden's biggest music event of the year. It's where they choose their entry for the Eurovision song contest. Things don't come any more Scandi than this

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    Season 361. Submission 1. “Joe Hill” (Lyrics by Alfred Hayes, music by Earl Robinson, 1938)

    This song was famously performed by Joan Baez at Woodstock. She has recorded it and continues to perform it in concert and public appearances. Bruce Springsteen has also performed it in concert.

    Thank you for hosting, John, and your terrific theme! I’m going to quote here from Wikipedia to reveal Joe Hill’s Scandi link. Joe Hill was a songwriter and cartoonist and most notably a Swedish-American labor activist. The circumstances which led to his execution have long been both the subject of conjecture and a rallying cry. His final wish was reflected in the saying: “Don’t mourn – organize.”

    Joe Hill (Gävle, Sweden, October 7, 1879 – Salt Lake City, Utah, November 19, 1915), born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund and also known as Joseph Hillström,[1] was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, familiarly called the "Wobblies").[2] A native Swedish speaker, he learned English during the early 1900s, while working various jobs from New York to San Francisco.[3] Hill, an immigrant worker frequently facing unemployment and underemployment, became a popular songwriter and cartoonist for the union. His most famous songs include "The Preacher and the Slave" (in which he coined the phrase "pie in the sky"),[4] "The Tramp", "There is Power in a Union", "The Rebel Girl", and "Casey Jones—the Union Scab", which express the harsh and combative life of itinerant workers, and call for workers to organize their efforts to improve working conditions.[5]

    In 1914, John G. Morrison, a Salt Lake City area grocer and former policeman, and his son were shot and killed by two men.[6] The same evening, Hill arrived at a doctor's office with a gunshot wound, and briefly mentioned a fight over a woman. He refused to explain further, even after he was accused of the grocery store murders on the basis of his injury. Hill was convicted of the murders in a controversial trial. Following an unsuccessful appeal, political debates, and international calls for clemency from high-profile figures and workers' organizations, Hill was executed in November 1915. After his death, he was memorialized by several folk songs. His life and death have inspired books and poetry.
    The identity of the woman and the rival who supposedly caused Hill's injury, though frequently speculated upon, remained mostly conjecture for nearly a century. William M. Adler's 2011 biography of Hill reveals new information about his alibi, which was never introduced at his trial.[7] According to Adler, Hill and his friend and countryman, Otto Appelquist, were rivals for the attention of 20-year-old Hilda Erickson, a member of the family with whom the two men were lodging. In a recently discovered letter, Erickson confirmed her relationship with the two men and the rivalry between them. The letter indicates that when she first discovered Hill was injured, he explained to her that Appelquist had shot him, apparently out of jealousy.


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    Essentially a one-hit wonder from Sweden. BJ Thomas also recorded this song, but Blue Swede's ooga-chukka opening made it a genuine ear worm for us kids in the USA back when. And their arrangement was pretty darned catchy.

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    Scandanavian Folk Music is quite popular here in NE England and I have a number of (mostly) Swedish tunes in my repertoire so I'll be bringing tunes with uke accompaniment this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uke4ia View Post
    And let's not forget this classic!


    THat was a Finnish entry and the long blonde male singer was
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