Monday, October 11, 2010

The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Miesten mies

Kauko Käyhkö was a legendary singer, musician and actor. He is best remembered for his appearance in several Finnish movies and radio plays, and for his participation in the famous vocal group Kipparikvartetti. Using pseudomym "Justeeri" he also wrote hundreds of songs. He recorded this "Miesten mies" (THE Man) in 1955. Although he's not mentioned in the title, the song is all about Davy Crockett, see the lyrics here. The original "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was first recorded by American actor/singer Fess Parker in February 1955. The song was first introduced on the television as the theme song for Walt Disney Studios TV miniseries "Davy Crockett". Fess Parker played the role of Davy Crockett. The first three episodes of the serial were edited together as the 1955 theatrical film "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier". David "Davy" Crockett was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician.

Here's the pair:

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