Monday, May 10, 2010

Oneero - Armonaikaa

"Armonaikaa" (Grace time) was released on the B-side of Carola's 1969 single that was a follow-up to her big success "Rakkauden jälkeen" (featured earlier in Finnpicks, here). It was not a hit at the time, but it showcases very well Carola's extraordinary voice and it is frequently requested song even today. The original song was called "Oneero" and it was performed by Nana Mouskouri. The song was composed by Manos Hadjidakis, the famous Greek songwriter., who in 1960 he received an Oscar for Best Original Song for his song "Never on Sunday" from the film of the same name (featured earlier in Finnpicks, here). Hadjidakis can be credited with the introduction of bouzouki music into mainstream culture.

Here's the pair:

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