Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finnpicks Christmas Special II

Well, we are five days away from Christmas and it's time for our second Finnpicks Christmas Special (and finnpick entry number 700!). As always, we're trying to present the first (or one of the first) Finnish versions along with the originals. But now we start with an exception to the rule and pay homage to Kari Tapio, who sadly passed away two weeks ago. Here's the run of Finnpicks Christmas Songs Special:
Kari Tapio - Kellot soi (2001) / Bing Crosby and Carol Richards - Silver Bells (1950)
Laila Kinnunen - Talven ihmemaa (1960) / Richard Himber & Ritz Carlton Hotel Orchestra - Winter Wonderland (1934)
Vieno Kekkonen - Jollei jouluna ole lunta (1961) / Gene Autry & Pinafores - If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas (1949), flip side of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Brita Koivunen & Scandias - Kun joulupukki suukon sai (1959) / Jimmy Boyd - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (1952)
Timo T A Mikkonen & Mervi Hiltunen - Joulusydän (1989) / Wham! - Last Christmas (1984)
Finnpicks wishes you all Very Merry CHRISTMAS!

Here's the bunch:

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