Thursday, October 16, 2008

Flaming Star - Kohtalon tähti

As I promised earlier (see this entry) we present now the A-side of Timo Jämsen's legendary single from 1961. It was "Kohtalon tähti" (The star of destiny). Timo's version fared in Finland much better than the original. And the original was done by the King himself. Elvis recorded "Flaming Star" in 1960 and the song was included in the movie of the same name, a western film starring Elvis Presley. It is said that Elvis gave one of his best acting performances as the half-breed "Pacer Burton.". The movie was directed by Don Siegel. It contains only two songs and only "Flaming Star" was released on an EP entitled "Elvis By Request - Flaming Star" to coincide with the film's release.

Updated on 17.04.2010: added the "original" original version. The song was originally recorded as "Black Star", but when the title of the film changed, that version was dumped.

Here's the triplet:

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