This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Seven Spanish Angels - Enkeleitä seitsemän
The story told in today's song "Enkeleitä seitsemän" (Seven angels) dates back to the days of Finnish Winter War exactly 50 years ago. It' is Kari Tapio's tribute in 1993 to the heroes of legendary Battle Of Raatteentie. The battle took place between 1st and 7th of January in 1940 and the under-powered Finnish troops won over mighty Soviet army. Kari has written the lyrics himself. But the song is originally from USA and it tells a story of the last moments of two Texan runaway lovers in Mexico. The performers Ray Charles and Willie Nelson are both legands on their own, but when they joined forces in this song, a new legend was born ... You can see them performing the song live, here.