Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sweet Sweet Smile - Sä oot niin kultainen

Lea Laven (see previous entry) recorded "Sä oot niin kultainen" (You're so sweet) in 1978 on her album "Aamulla rakkaani näin" Lea is not exactly a country singer but this interpretation is a good one. The original song "Sweet, Sweet Smile" is a country song written by Otha Young and Juice Newton. It was covered by the Carpenters in 1977 for their album, "Passage". Richard Carpenter tells the story: "Karen heard this good-time song on a pre-release copy of a Juice Newton album, and correctly thought it would be good for us. Released as a follow-up to “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft,” “Sweet, Sweet Smile” wasn’t much of a pop hit, but became a Top Ten hit on the country charts."

Here's the pair:

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