a couple finnish 45´s from sixties ...
Cay ja The Scaffolds - Girls / Jingle Bells Twist
Warner Brothers FIS 10103, released 1963
the debut 45 by this band, which released 4 singles and one EP during 1963 to 1964. The Scaffolds had release instrumental singles ala Shadows but this one
is the first with the singer, Cay Karlsson.
A-side, Girls, penned by C Karlsson, is nice, doo-wopish beat tune, B-side Jingle Bells Twist is, as title already can say, instrumental of an old christmas song.
Cay Karlsson went to army on 1964, an the band looked new singer, and eventually band broke in 1965.
From the Scaffolds, Cay Karlsson joined to another band, Roosters, and other members went to another bands, for example Scaffolds lead guitarist Harry Bergholm, wenr to Jormas ( Jormas was a famous band in mid-sixties finland, will do review by them later on ...)
the Cay ja The Scaffolds 45´s are quite tought to find. AS seen on picture, mine aint in greatest condition, but then again i have not come around another copy.
Value, in books says about 50 euros
heres link to finish site where you can see them in action ...
Jim And The Beatmakers - My Only One / The Truth
His Masters Voice 45-TJ 300, released in 1964
another band that not release lot; two 45´s , and the one here is the debut. Genre is beat/pop music, selfpenned songs on both sides. Later on mid-70´s, a-side My Only One was covered by Hurriganes, which was very succesful for them.
What makes this band and releases interesting in finnish collecting, are the members of the band; Jim & The Beatmakers had Ronnie Österberg on drums, who later went to Wigwam. Raul Wickström ( vocalist ) and Seppo Keurulainen ( lead guitar ) went to band hich soon became Jormas ...
value goes much as with the Scaffolds, price guide turns this to 50 euros ( their second 45 is a bit more rarer as My Only One was a "hit" ... )
heres the link to see them doing My Only One ...
as i wrote, both of these two bands had members which later played on Jormas. So these two bands have a nice piece of history on finnish musical map.
Both are quite rare in finland, and bookvalue is just numbers - both are musically very good and interesting, and their history is why these two are very good
finds! Hard to find, and as seen from pictures, the copies i have been able to find are not the greatest condition... both plays, anyway, good enough to satisfy ,,,
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