Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother of Mine - Äideistä parhain

Well - it's Mothers Day and we just have to play this song. Jari Huhtasalo was 13 years old when he recorded "Äideistä parhain" (The best of mothers) in 1972. It went all the way to number one in the charts and has become an evergreen. Jari never repetaed this success, but he has been active as a musician and singer and recorded several albums in recent years.The original "Mother of Mine" came from UK, and was performed by 13-year-old Scottish singer Neil Reid. He won the British TV talent show Opportunity Knocks 3 times and as result he was given a recording contract, and this was Reid's first single. He later became the youngest artist to top the UK album charts. However, he was unable to follow up his success. The song was written by session guitarist Bill Parkinson, who wrote it about/for his own mother.

Here's the pair:

1 comment:

Arrowman said...

Also Little Jimmy Osmond recorded this later, but I prefed this one by Neil Reid