Friday, September 16, 2016

Pop Liisa Volumes 1-6

Pop Liisa Volumes 1-6

The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series presents previously unreleased and forgotten gems from the biggest names of Finnish prog and jazz of the 1970's

Never bootlegged and known up until now only to a few faithful servants (and largely thought to have been lost for ever), these sessions offer a hitherto unrivalled look into the state of Finnish jazz and progressive rock between the years 1972-1977. Imagine if the sessions recorded by John Peel had only recently been discovered, and you get an idea of the cultural weight of what is being brought into the light of day here.

Originally recorded as broadcasts by YLE (the national radio service Yleisradio, ”the Finnish BBC”), the thirty-four Liisankatu sessions are a genuine who's who of Finnish prog and jazz. Interestingly, anyone with even basic knowledge of the era's biggest bands will recognize familiar names at play within these obscure bands.

As such, these sessions provide the missing link between jazz and prog, explaining through spirited performances - and largely unknown collaborations - the instrumental prowess and dexterity of these players and bands. What's best, these sessions show these exceptional bands playing for the moment in front of a hundred strong studio audience, not weighed down by the tedium of studio recording, and thus somehow miraculously managing to capture the best of both worlds: studio performances in front of a live audience.

Tasavallan Presidentti – Pop-Liisa 1




01. Lennosta Kii 19:28
02. Dance 14:28

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki.
Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday September 12th, 1973, 8 PM to 8.40 PM

Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Piano, Electric Piano – Pekka Pöyry
Drums – Vesa Aaltonen
Electric Bass – Heikki «Häkä» Virtanen
Electric Guitar – Jukka Tolonen
Vocals, Percussion – Eero Raittinen


Jukka Hauru & Superkings – Pop-Liisa 2




01. Mai-Ling 8:38
02. Twilight Time 13:46
03. Elegy Elegio 8:34
04. Angel 9:47

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki.
Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday October 10th, 1973, 8 PM to 8.40 PM.

Congas, Marimba, Glockenspiel – Reino «Reiska» Laine
Drums – Vesa Aaltonen
Electric Bass – Heikki «Häkä» Virtanen
Electric Guitar – Jukka Hauru
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Olli Ahvenlahti
Violin – Juhani Poutanen


Wigwam – Pop-Liisa 3




01. Imagine 3:42
02. Nipistys 8:46
03. Marvelry Skimmer (Friend From The Fields) 3:40
04. Fairyport 14:02
05. Grass For Blades 9:32

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki.
Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday November 7th, 1973, 8 PM to 8.40 PM.

Drums – Ronnie Österberg
Electric Bass – Pekka Pohjola
Vocals, Electric Piano – Jim Pembroke
Vocals, Organ – Jukka Gustavson


Taivaanvuohi – Pop-Liisa 4




Drop Drag 4:48
Shedding 8:27
Gloom / Muukalaiset Yössä 5:17
Forward Bound 10:02
Orange County Lumber Truck 6:50

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki.
Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday December 5th, 1973, 8 PM to 8.40 PM.

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Pertti «Pepa» Päivinen
Drums – Ismo Räisänen
Electric Bass – Urpo Siitonen
Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Sami Hurmerinta
Hosted By – Erkki «Unde» Lehtola
Vocals – Tarmo Rosenlund


Jukka Hauru / Nono Söderberg – Pop Liisa 05




01. Jukka Hauru Günther Angst, Parts 1-6 17:06
02. Nono Söderberg Tide 8:24
03. Nono Söderberg Seagull 10:27

Recorded live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Live broadcast on Channel two,
Wednesday, December 15th, 1976, 8 PM to 8.40 PM.

Double Bass – Tapani Tamminen
Drums – Esko Rosnell
Electric Guitar – Jukka Hauru
Music By – Jukka Hauru
Percussion – Ari Valtonen
Piano – Eero Ojanen
Violin – Juhani Poutanen

Clavinet [Hohner] – Esa Kotilainen (tracks: B2)
Congas – Esa «Nätsi» Roswall
Drums – Roope Koistinen
Electric Bass – Harri Merilahti
Electric Guitar – Nono Söderberg
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Esa Kotilainen (tracks: B2)
Percussion – Esa «Nätsi» Roswall (tracks: B1)
Producer – Juha Nikulainen
Soprano Saxophone – Reijo «Takku» Ylinen (tracks: B1 to B2)
Synthesizer [Moog] – Esa Kotilainen (tracks: B1 to B2)
Synthesizer [String] – Esa Kotilainen (tracks: B2)


Finnforest / Elonkorjuu – Pop Liisa 06




01. Finnforest Odd Tale 10:19
02. Finnforest Juan 8:22
03. Elonkorjuu Hey Brother 4:40
04. Elonkorjuu Yours Tonight 5:15
05. Elonkorjuu Rolling Down The Highway 7:36

Recorded live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Live broadcast on Channel two,
Wednesday, January 23rd, 1977, 8 PM to 8.40 PM.

Perti Pokki – Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP Odyssey synthesizer
Pekka Tegelman – electric guitar
Jarmo Hiekala – electric bass
Jussi Tegelman – drums

Kari Tamienen – vocals
Juha Unkila – tenor saxophone
Pekka Tyni – electric piano
Jukka Syrenius – electric guitar
Veli-Pekka Pessi – electric bass, backing vocals
Veikko Noutio – drums

13 comments:






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  2. Amazing post, the Liisa series are planed for 24 albums ( for now)

    Immensely grateful for this ones, hopefully you will be able post all of them.



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  3. I also have all the Jazz-Liisa volumes released, vol 7 of the pop series I wll be posting in couple of days, still missing vol. 8 (Nimbus)

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  4. These are great! Thank you so much!

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  5. Manna from heaven comes upon us very seldom !!!, rejoice, rejoice, thank you so much

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  6. Thanks a bunch for sharing these gems. Listened to Wigwam in my car on a beautiful first day of fall today and it made for a sublime trip.

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  7. Hi

    Thanks for these great albums and your efforts more generally. However, I've had trouble with the Finnforest volume which keeps coming back with an error message. I've tried several times now over 2-3 days.

    Will you be posting the jazz-liisas as well at some point?

    All the best. Franco

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  8. thank you very much for all the very tasteful uploads you made.
    right now i am listening to "Dance" from Tasavallan Presidentti – Pop-Liisa 1 - and i'm enjoying it verrry much. amazing, all the music from the 70ies that i have not yet heard!! I'm happy, because there's not sooo much good music around these days ;)

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  9. the link for volume 6 seems to be not working, has it changed, thanks

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  10. Man, wow wow....thanks for good finn stuff :-)
    Amazing jewels here!

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  11. it looks like that this file 4011.rar is not available anymore.

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  12. can you please reupload the last file?

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