Saturday, December 06, 2014
Record #0621: Rakas, rakas, rakas / Kylmät huulet – METRO-TYTÖT
Words & Music by: Side A – Reino Helismaa (Orvokki Itä), Toivo Kärki (W. Stone); Side B – Erwin 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