Saturday, December 06, 2014

Record #0621: Rakas, rakas, rakas / Kylmät huulet – METRO-TYTÖT

Decca SD 5316 (original 78 rpm) Finland, 1955
Words & Music by:  Side A – Reino Helismaa (Orvokki Itä), Toivo Kärki (W. Stone); Side BErwin Halletz (Rene Roulette), Helismaa (Rauni Kouta)
Musicians: Anna-Liisa Väkeväinen (vocals), Hertta Väkeväinen (vocals), Tamara Dernjatin (vocals) and Decca Orchestra
Recording sessions: Helsinki (?), Finland, Sep. 2, 1955
Highest chart positions:  unknown

Metro-tytöt used to record harmony vocals for Finnish recording stars such as Olavi Virta in the 50's, but they also recorded about 200 songs on their own.
In May 1955 the group topped the Finnish charts with "Surujen kitara" ("Johnny Guitar"). I didn't find any chart information for this single.

Kärki and Helismaan were among the most productive and most successful songwriters in Finland at the time.
Helismaa was a look-alike of Tennessee Ernie Ford. :)

List price:  not listed

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