This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Elokuun viimeinen päivä
The Icons of Finnish popular music Topi Sorsakoski(b. Pekka Tammilehto) and Reijo Taipale joined forces in 1992 and recorded the album "Kulkukoirat" (Stray dogs). Topi has been playing in various backing bands until he in the 80's started his own career in close collaboration with the legendary retro-band The Agents. Reijo's recording career started already in 1962 when he cut the classic Finnish tango 'Satumaa' and has since been among the most popular Finnish crooners. One of the singles taken from their 1992 album was "Elokuun viimeinen päivä" (The last day of August). The lyrics were made by still another Finnish legend Juice Leskinen. The original was called "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again". The song was written in USA during the Great Depression by Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan, and has been recorded by many country- and other artists. Most notably, by Elvis Presley, whose version we present here.