Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sugar Shack - Nasta mesta

Pirkko Mannola (see previous entry) recorded "Nasta mesta" (Groovy place) in 1964. It wasn't such a big hit for her. Maybe becouse Pirkko's activities were already more on acting side (on TV and on stage) at the time. The original song was called "Sugar Shack" and was performed by US group Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs. The Fireballs were at first an intrumental group but in the early 60s, they added solo vocalist, singer, and pianist Jimmy Gilmer in the line-up. "Sugar Shack" reached #1 on the Billboard chart and earned the group a Gold Record Award for "Top Song Of 1963". BTW - by definition a 'sugar shack' is a small cabin or shack where sap collected from sugar maple trees is boiled into maple syrup.

p.s. I'm taking a Holiday trip, so no Finnpicks for 10 days.

Here's the pair:


Anonymous said...

Way to go! Trippin' fo' ten days! Yo! That reminds me...
Is there a version in Finnish of
'Eight Miles High'?

Greets, from
Lurve Shack

DM said...

According to Finnish Recordings Archive's database there is no Finnish version of 'Eight Miles High'. By quick search I only found "I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better" as the only song that has been covered from the Byrds. But there might be others ...