Wednesday, August 26, 2009

So What's New - Kuinkas hurisee?

Pop singer and Finnish ye-ye girl Kristiina Hautala recorded "Kuinkas hurisee" (How's it going?) in 1967. It was on the A-side of earlier Finnpick "En katso naamion taa" (see it here) On this song she was backed by the Orchestra of Esko Linnavalli, who also was responsible for the arrangements. The lyrics were by Sauvo "Saukki" Puhtila. The original song "So What's New" was sung by Peggy Lee (b. Norma Deloris Egstrom) and written by herself in collaboration with jazz guitarist John Pisano (Finnpicked before, see here) Peggy Lee started her career already in the beginning of 40's, and she scored several hits in the end of 40's and throughout 50's, most notably with "Fever" in 1956. This "So What's New" was a minor hit for her in 1966.

Here's the pair:

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