Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - Hei jos mentäis naimisiin

We honor today the birthday of Katri Helena by presenting her recording "Hei jos mentäis näimisiin" (Hey let's get married) from the year 1976. It was one of Katri's rare soul covers, and was released on her album "Lady Love". The original tune was written (and produced) by famous American songwriting cousins Luigi Creatore and Hugo Peretti in collaboration with George David Weiss (another famous songwriter). The song "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" was a massive hit in 1975 for the Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics. Their sound was graced by the soaring falsetto of Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the lush production of Thom Bell, which helped make the Stylistics one of the most successful soul groups of the first half of the 1970s. You can see Stylistics perform this finnpicked song, here.

Here's the pair:

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