Friday, February 19, 2010

CD Review: Milana Misic Resurrects 12 Memorable Songs

12 Laila Kinnunen Ikimuistoista Laulua (12 Memorable Songs of Laila Kinnunen)

Finland's classy vocalist, Milana, brings to life 12 songs written by and/or performed by Finland's most popular vocalist of the 1950's and 60's, Laila Kinnunen. Milana's interpretations are classical, Latin-tinged, and lounge-jazz musical masterpieces. Sung in Finnish, Milana's orchestra of bossa nova, samba, and tropically-inspired pop songs of the 1950's and 60's are sure to brighten up any gloomy day. A particularly catchy song, 'Ala kiusaa tee' (Bad To Me), was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of Beatles' fame. Another popular song included is 'Pikku pikku bikinissa' (Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini). Milana's voice is perfect throughout. The mix of classical, jazz, Latin, and pop sounds are iconic of Laila Kinnunen's signature style. Laila would be proud. Let's celebrate the music of Finland's most popular singer of the 1950's and 60's with Milana today. Liner notes in Finnish. ~ Matthew Forss

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