Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Tunnel Of Love - Karuselli vie

Raija Mannerla is another songstress I unfortunately don't know anything about. She recorded 9 songs in two years, most actively in 1959. This "Karuselli vie" (Riding on a carousel) was one of those 1959 recordings. Even if those times were the golden years of Finnish female artists, Raija's records did not sell, and perhaps that's why she quit recording at early stage. The original song "The Tunnel Of Love" was on the film soundtrack of a 1958 romantic comedy of the same name. The starlet of the flick was Doris Day (co-starring Richard Widmark), who also sang this title tune. It's played in the background of the opening credits of the film. You can see it here.

Here's the pair:

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