Friday, May 02, 2008

Maria –Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet


Maria –Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet/Out Of My Mind –Epidemic RASH 612 (1973 SA)

In my quest to own every version of CYHASYF known to man, I now present you with the South African version! It’s a sprightly remake of the Bonnie St. Claire/ Pete Koelewijn classic, with fine backing vocals chanted by what sounds like the remnants of a pacified Zulu nation embracing Glam…Perhaps the strangest aspect of this release is the name/ look of the label as it could be pass for some 80s Indie label and not the output of the Apartheid regime in ‘73. One day I hope to have 12 different versions of this song (any from Asia?…there must be!) which would be the excuse to release an album called " I Want To Teach The World To Clap Their Hands And Stamp Their Feet"


Click on title for a soundclip of CYHASYF

6 comments:

duck_stab said...

How's the 'Mug version? Hit in Canada does not always good equal. See Tinker's Moon.

Purepop said...

Not 100% sure that the Thundermug song of a similar name is in fact the same song...But live in hope...

Mr crazeekid said...

another version by the french band : The veros:
http://www.myspace.com/theveros

Anonymous said...

Three versions in Finnish: Johnny: 'Lyö Kättäs näin' (CBS 1973), Eini: 'San Fanciscoon' (Fazer 1986) and Marion Rung: 'Lyö Kättäs Näin' (AXR 1997)

Purepop said...

Now that it was I call news and good info. Are those singles available in Finland? Please let me know via email, if you ever spot any of them
All the best
Robin

Anonymous said...

is a good version, i'm from mozambique, in that time Maria(mozambique singer) , lives in south africa, that song was a smash big hit, tks for this memories :-)
Karlos