This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sugar Shack - Nasta mesta
Pirkko Mannola (see previous entry) recorded "Nasta mesta" (Groovy place) in 1964. It wasn't such a big hit for her. Maybe becouse Pirkko's activities were already more on acting side (on TV and on stage) at the time. The original song was called "Sugar Shack" and was performed by US group Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs. The Fireballs were at first an intrumental group but in the early 60s, they added solo vocalist, singer, and pianist Jimmy Gilmer in the line-up. "Sugar Shack" reached #1 on the Billboard chart and earned the group a Gold Record Award for "Top Song Of 1963". BTW - by definition a 'sugar shack' is a small cabin or shack where sap collected from sugar maple trees is boiled into maple syrup.
p.s. I'm taking a Holiday trip, so no Finnpicks for 10 days.