Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Wall Street Shuffle - Pistin pennit jonoon

I'm back from my vacation - later than expected. And now it's finally the time to initiate the Finnpicks Grand Tour of USA. We will do a musical journey across USA from East to West (approximately), and start our journey from New York. Vicky Rosti recorded "Pistin pennit jonoon" (I put the pennies in line) in 1975 for her "Vicky" album. It was a good version of the original, but it was never released as a single. The Finnish lyrics were made bu Pertsa Reponen. The original song was called "The Wall Street Shuffle" and it was a hit for UK progressive pop group 10 CC in 1974. The song originally appeared on the band's 1974 album Sheet Music and was the second single to be released from the album. It was also the most successful single to be released from the album making number 10 on the British charts. The tune was composed by band members Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman. Of course you know that Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, one of the principal financial centers of the world. You can see the group perform the song live, here.
Here's the pair:

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