Sunday, July 19, 2009

Some Broken Hearts Never Mend - Ei toiset toipua voi

Kari Tapio (see previous entry) - if any - is THE Finnish artist that can be described as country singer. Of course his repertoire is much more versatile and in the latest years focused on mainstream schlagers and pop ballads. He recorded "Ei toiset toipua voi" (Some can not recover) on his "Jää vierellein" -album in 1981. The original song "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend" is a cross-over country hit by Don Williams. Don Williams is a US country singer and songwriter. who started his career in the 60's with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers. The group had a series of Top 50 hits, but disbanded in 1971, at which point Williams embarked on a very succcesful solo career. His deep vocals, soft tones, and an imposing build earned him the nickname "The Gentle Giant" of country music.

Here's the pair:

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