Saturday, August 6, 2011

Paradiso - Paradiso

Rauni Pekkala recorded "Paradiso" in 1962. This happy song became quite popular at the time. Rauni still performs the song frequently. The original "Paradiso" was of German origin. The song was composed by Werner Scharfenberger, who wrote many international hits in 60's. including the original of "Viimeinen mohikaani" (finnpicked here). The hit version of "Paradiso" in Germany was done by Connie Francis. Francis was the first American artist to regularly record in other languages. As a result, she enjoyed her greatest successes outside of the United States. In fact - in 1960, she was named the most popular artist in Europe,

Here's the pair:

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