Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dream a Little Dream of Me - Elän yhä muistoissain

Anki (see previous entry) recorded "Elän yhä muistoissain" (I still live in my memories) in 1969. It was released as a single but didn't get much attention. Anki's solo career as a folk singer in the 60's was waning and she soon joined in the highly succesful group Cumulus. The original song was done in the USA already in the beginning of 1930's. It was called "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and it is said to be one of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. The first recording of the song was made by Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra with vocals by Ozzie himself, in 1931. Ozzie Nelson was famous orchestra leader but he is best known for the popular TV series 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' ... and for being the daddy of Ricky Nelson. The song was later recorded by such artists as Frankie Laine, Doris Day, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. But of course the best known version was done by "Mama" Cass Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas, in 1968, which sold over a million copies. And undoubtedly this was the version that Anki covered.

Here's the triple:

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