Friday, August 6, 2010

Poetry In Motion - Kuin runotar hän kulkee

Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki (see earlier entry) recorded several pop and rock'n roll classics. This is one example of those. "Kuin runotar hän kulkee" (Like a muse she moves) was released in 1982, as a track on his album "Ikkunaprinsessa". Badding wrote the lyrics himself. The original song "Poetry In Motion" was Top 3 hit for American singer and songwriter Johnny Tillotson. This was however not his own composition, but written by songwriters Paul Kaufman and Mike Anthony. They have told that the inspiration for the song came from seeing a procession of young ladies from a nearby school pass by on the sidewalk. The song was recorded in Nashville and featured such legendary musicians as saxophonist Boots Randolph on saxophone and Floyd Cramer on piano.

Here's the pair:

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