Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten - Sä syliis saat mun puristaa

Raya (b. Raija Alenius ) recorded two singles as a solo artist. On the A-side of the first one was this "Sä syliis saat mun puristaa" (You can hold me in your arms). It triggered some interest, but was not successful chartwise in 1969. Two years later Raya was the star in one of the Finnish "Hair" musical productions. And after that she gigged frequently with the rock group from the same production, Apostolit. The original of today's Finnpick was "I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten", a big hit for Dusty Springfield in 1968. It reached number 4 in the UK Charts. You can see Dusty perform the song, here.

Here's the pair:

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