Matti Esko

Matti Eskonniemi

Also known as Matti-Esko
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Discography of Matti Esko:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Baby Love / Kaikki Lauluun Mukaan 2 Audio 1972 Blue Master
2 Laulu Lapinmaalle 2 Audio 1988 Vee-music
3 Sadekesä 12 Audio 1974 Blue Master
4 Yksin 12 Audio 1981 Blue Master
5 Miehen Tie 12 Audio 1979 Blue Master
6 Viisi Pitkää Yötä 3 Audio 2003
7 Pyörät Pyörimään 3 Audio 2002
8 Kultakuume 2 Audio 1980 Blue Master
9 Baby Love 12 Audio 1972 Blue Master
10 Rankan Päivän Jälkeen 2 Audio 1988 M & T Production
11 Parhaat 20 Audio 1995 AXR
12 Valtaa Ja Voimaa 2 Audio 1973 Blue Master
13 Matti Esko 12 Audio 1977 Blue Master
14 Miehen Tie 16 Audio 1991 Finnlevy
15 Näin Suomi Pysyy Pyörillään / Tunteiden Tumma Ilta 2 Audio 1989 AXR
16 Näin Suomi Pysyy Pyörillään 12 Audio 1989 AXR
17 Aikaa Sulta Pyydän 12 Audio 1973 Blue Master

Matti Esko (born November 5, 1947 in Oulu, Finland) is a Finnish singer.

Matti Eskonniemi was found by [a=Toivo Kärki] in 1969, when he participated in a competition called "Tähtijahti" (organized by Intro-magazine and [l=Finnlevy]) in 1969. Matti Eskonniemi's first song appeared on the album "Tähtijahti 1969". Next year his first album came out, called "Pohjatuuli". After this he shortened his name to Matti Esko.

During the 1970's and 1980's he recorded songs like "Lämmin, hellä ja pehmoinen", "Jennie, Jennie" and "Trasselijussin salsa". In 1981 he made a cover of [a=Kenny Rogers]' "Lady", called "Yksin", which was a great success. In 1986 he recorded his most known song, which was originally made for an Elovena (Finnish oatmeal brand) advertisement, called "Rekkamies". The album containing the song sold diamond (over 50.000 copies).

In late 1990's he had some health issues and he took a few years off performing and recording. In 2002 he released the single "Pyörät pyörimään", which was nominated for Iskelmä-Finlandia award. Next year the album "Viisi pitkää yötä" was released. After that he has released three more albums and in 2007 a compilation was released to celebrate his 60th anniversary.

Matti Esko is married to Pirjo Eskonniemi (since 1970) and they have two daughters, Kaisa (1971) and Anna (1975).

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