Monday, November 24, 2008

Mellow Lovin' - Suoraan suoneen

Finnpicks Disco Week starts by going straight into your veins! Päivi (not Paunu but Päivi Kautto-Niemi) recorded "Suoraan suoneen" (Straight into the vein) in 1978. It was her biggest hit. And still considered as some kind of camp classic. Päivi Kautto-Niemi is still known as one of the epitomes of Finnish 70's disco music. Even if her active recording career lasted only from 1977 to 1979, she is still performing and also making records every once in awhile. The original song was entitled "Mellow Lovin'", and was performed by Judy Cheeks. Judy was born in Miami, Florida and is the daughter of gospel singer and preacher Rev. Julius Cheeks. With "Mellow Lovin' she hit the American Dance charts in 1978. This remained her only success until the 1990s, when she re-emerged with a string of other dance chart hits. "Mellow Lovin'" and the eponymous album was produced by Anthony Monn in Giorgio Moroder's Musicland Studios in Munich. Monn also composed this song, while Judy co-wrote the lyrics.

Here's the pair:

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