Showing posts with label Rika Zarai. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rika Zarai. Show all posts

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Aba-nibi - Rika Zarai

Throughout her career, Rika Zarai has recorded Eurovision covers, starting with Alors je chante in 1969 - a single I bought five years ago. In 1978, she recorded a cover version of Israel's winning Eurovision song A-ba-ni-bi, originally performed by Izhar Cohen and the Alpha-Beta.

There is a big difference between the original version and this one: Rika performs the song with French lyrics, written by Pierre Delanoë.

My collection: 7" single no. 5482
Found:, received July 31, 2014
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Aba-nibi' / 'Et meme plus'

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Alors je chante - Rika Zarai

Rika Zarai was born on February 19, 1938 in Jerusalem, Israel. She became famous in 1969 with this single, 'Alors je chante', a French cover version of the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest song 'Vivo cantando' by Salome, one of the four winners of that year's edition.

Interestingly, the original version did not chart in the Netherlands, but this version did. 'Alors je chante' peaked at number 10 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 3652
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 18, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Alors je chante' / 'Un mur a Jerusalem'

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