This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I've Told Every Little Star - Tietää tähti jokainen
Laila Kinnunen (see earlier entry) recorded "Tietää tähti jokainen" (Every star knows) in 1961. It seeems to have been quite popular target for covering, becouse two other Finnish versions were done in that same year. The original song was called "I've Told Every Little Star" and it was written by legendary songwriter duo Oscar Hammerstein (lyrics) & Jerome Kern (music). The song was published in 1932 and it was introduced in the musical play "Music in the Air". It has since been recorded by several artists, but the most well-known recording is the 1961 hit version by 16-year old US teen sensation Linda Scott (b, Linda Joy Sampson), which inspired also Finnish artists. As an example of how it sounded in the 30's, we present a contemporary version by Mary Ellis, a Broadway star at the time.