This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Deeper And Deeper - Riemua riittää
Markku Karjalainen makes his Finnpicks debut (although his song can be found as a 'bonus track' here). He was quite popular pop singer in 1973-74 making couple of singles and one album. But after his megahit "Läähätän ja läkähdyn" in 1973, his glory day were soon over - for some reason. This "Riemua riittää" (Fun lasts) was a track on his sole album "M.m.m" (1974). The lyrics were provided by Pertsa Reponen. The original song "Deeper And Deeper" was the from the pens Mike 'Harvey' Price and Dan Walsh, two Los Angeles based songwriters. It was a non-charted 1973 single of an American pop music group Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods. They are known mainly for their 1974 number one hit single "Billy Don't Be A Hero" (originally done in UK by Paper Lace). This "Deeper And Seeper" was the single that preceded their breakthrough "Billy" -single. BTW, Bo Donaldson was the band's keyboard player Robert Walter "Bo" Donaldson.