This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Heart Full Of Soul - Sydän lämpöä täys
My summer vacation starts today, so there will be no new Finnpicks for several weeks!
It's quite a shame that we have come this far in Finnpicks without presenting Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki, the late great Finnish rock'n roll legend. Badding was one of the pioneers of Finnish rock. Even if his records did not sell in vast wquantities at the time (in the 60's and 70's) his influence on Finnish music is unquestionable, and many of his recordings have become absolute classics. His own composition "Paratiisi" (Paradise) is the most played record ever in Finland. He recorded many cover songs (most notably of Elvis) and one of them was "Sydän lämpöä täys" (Heart full of warmth) from his 1975 eponymous album. The original "Heart Full Of Soul" was one the 60's hits for the famous UK r&b group the Yardbirds. The song makes an early use of the fuzz box by guitarist Jeff Beck during the guitar solo. The song was written by Graham Gouldman who later in the 70's became famous with the group 10 CC.