Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tennessee Waltz - Tennessee-valssi

Henry Theel was one the most popular Finnish artists at the start of the 50's. He joined forces with as popular vocal group Metro-tytöt (Metro girls) and recorded "Tennessee -valssi" in 1951. The song didn't however gain popularity, perhaps the Finns didn't feel at home in Tennessee. The original "Tennessee Waltz" was co-written by American country legend Pee Wee King, who also recorded it in 1948. But we present here the first version recorded in 1947 by another country legend Cowboy Copas (b. Lloyd Estel Copas). The most famous version of course was made by Patti Page. In 1965 the song was made as one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee. As a bonus we present here also a newer (1979) Finnish version by Muska.

Here's the triplet:

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