Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gitte Hænning sings Miss Sky-blue (updated)

This is actually from before I was born!
What a voice Gitte has! In the Frøken Himmelblå (Miss Sky-blue) clip, both when she's talking, but especially when she sings, what power. And I think she was not yet 20.
The song is about how he advices her to "put the hat askew and flourish with flowers", meaning lift your head and smile, it makes you prettier.



Update:
Some say the vid won't play in the states. TCGirl found a version by two amateur singers, both quite good:




Here is Gitte's greatest hit, only in an English version:



And here the same, in the original Danish, at least thirty-five years later!
It's remarkable how different the singing is. I like the original lively version, but there's also much to be said for this more thoughtful, laid-back version. I think it becomes a different song, really.

6 comments:

minimusic said...

What a great voice and a natural talent. Living in Canada through that period, I had not heard of her, but her energy reminds me of Teresa Brewer of the USA.

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TC [Girl] said...

"This video is not available in your country." :-(

I found a couple others that will give an idea about it... (Interesting how Canada can play it but we can't... :-( )

I heard this country song, once, and thought it was cute... Made me chuckle... :-D

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thank you. I have put in the the ersatz Himmelblaa song.

(Dang, again a super-talented young girl singer. What are the boys doing? Playing video games?)

TC [Girl] said...

Thank you. I have put in the the ersatz Himmelblaa song.

YW; cool... Did you listen to the cute Country song? :-D

(Dang, again a super-talented young girl singer. What are the boys doing? Playing video games?)

Pretty much...or watching episodes of 'Friends,' on uboob, here; true story... Go figure... ;-)