Living Inna Northern Paradise
A CD by Conga Se Menne
| 1. Living Inna Northern Paradise
2. Baha Poika
| 3. Happy Summertime
| 4. Born in Da U.P.Ay!
| 5. Ain’t No Fishes
| 6. Highway Cruisin’
| 7. Taking A Break
| 8. Make It Snow
| 9. Rudy Gotta Brand New John Deere
|10. Hyvää Kesää
All songs written by Derrell Syria, except for “Highway Cruisin’” (Music: Dave Ziegner; Lyrics: Derrell Syria).
Musicians: Derrell Syria, Dave Ziegner, Jerry Kippola, Aron Kippola, John Cooper, John Kumjian, Rob Parkkonen, Les Ross Jr.
Lead Vocals: Derrell Syria; Backup Vocals: Derrell Syria and Dave Ziegner
Guest Vocalists on “Make It Snow”: Ed Bernard, along with the Conga Choral: Ethan Syria, Michelle Syria, Leah Kippola, Eliane Ziegner, Lisa Peterson,
Camile Compton, Coleen & Tiffany Murphy, Emily & Lindsey Blotter, and Kathleen Shearer
Produced by: Derrell Syria, Jerry Kippola, Dave Ziegner
Mixed by: Jerry Kippola, Dave Ziegner, Derrell Syria
Recorded and Mastered
by: Jerry Kippola (Northstar Studio) in Marquette, Michigan
Porky Pine Records, 2001
CD Coverart and inside photo: Randy Seppala
Graphic Design: “The Screened Image” Lorrie Hayes
Band photo: “Superior View” Jack Deo/ Concept by: Les Ross Jr.
Conga Se Menne, a band hailing from Marquette, Michigan, brings a lighthearted traditional “Finnish twist” to reggae, rock, blues, Latin, funk, and Caribbean. These high-spirited, highly talented musicians have delighted audiences at concerts and regional festivals throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, as well as in northern Minnesota. Their hearty sounds were also featured at FinnFest 2008.
To purchase Living Inna Northern Paradise and other Conga Se Menne items or learn more about the band, check out their website.
U.P. historian Gerry Mantel with late-bandmember Les Ross Jr.