Thursday, October 2, 2008

Il Peperone - Tyttö niin pieni

For some reason Italian songs have always (well, at least in the 50's, 60's and 70's) been near to the Finnish heart. It's in a way quite peculiar, becouse Italians and Finns are quite far a part as people. But I guess the magic of melodic and rhythmic songs overpowers both slavic and latin people. A fine example of this is Katri Helena's (see previous entry) "Tyttö niin pieni" (A girl so tiny), a single and a small hit for for her in 1965. The original song "Il Peperone" (Pepper) was composed and performed by a lesser known Italian star Edoardo Vianello in 1965. Edoardo's heydays as a pop singer were in the beginning of the 60's and this song was one of his last commercial successes.

Here's the pair:

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