Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This World Today Is A Mess - Tiedä mitä tahdot

Ami Aspelund (see earlier entry) released "Tiedä mitä tahdot" (Know what you want) on the B-side of her "Tänään huipulla" (Carpenters' Top Of The World cover) in 1974. The arrangement was done by Veikko Samuli and the lyrics were again crafted by Pertsa Reponen. The original song was called "This World Today Is A Mess", and it was co-written and performed by US jazz- and R&B -singer Donna Hightower. She started her career in the 50's touring with Louis Jordan and B.B. King. She never had any hits at the time, but this powerful "Mess" song was very popular in 1972 in continental Europe.

Here's the pair:

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