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Monday, May 28, 2007

a smashing time

BARBARA RUSKIN - PAWNBROKER, PAWNBROKER
1968 song from this often forgotten about groovy london doll. believe me, it will be the best brit doll song you've heard for a long long time.

she's like the wind


france gall - la rose des vents.
i never knew there was a clip of her singing this- i love it!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

spanish yé yé

anyone interested in this rare soledad miranda ep ?

vive la france

FRANCE GALL - LA QUATRIEME CHOSE
a re-post request from dmitry - a gorgeous song from 1972

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

clothilde part deux

CLOTHILDE - LA BALLADE DU BOSSU
another fine track from 1967

Sunday, May 20, 2007

schools out

THE ORCHIDS - GONNA MAKE HIM MINE
probably my favourite girl group ever. if only they'd recorded more songs...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

cat woman

KYLIE - WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY
yes!!!!!!!!!!!! the full version! i've been looking for this for ages : brilliant! and worth it for the 'ha ha ha' alone.

an original groove

DIANE & ANNITA - GROOVY KIND OF LOVE
the original version of this song from 1965 is totally marvy, i know you'll love it! (anyone got a picture of diane & annita?)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

yeux bleus

JANE BIRKIN - HOME
this is my fave track from janes new cd- written by neil hannon (divine comedy). nice!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

listen to your leader

MARY WEISS - DATING COURTESY TIPS
while i'm away for a week holidaying in lisbon, i'll leave you with some wise words about dating from mary weiss from the shangri-las.

listen and learn...!

a true great

CLOTHILDE - SAPERLIPOPETTE
i get loads of emails from people asking me to re-post all 10 clothilde tracks. so starting today i will post a song every week or so until your collection is complete! first up- probably my favourite one of them all...

Saturday, May 05, 2007

lovely trumpets

SYLVIE VARTAN - UNE FEUILLE D'OR
groovy track from sylvie in the late sixties

Friday, May 04, 2007

do you love gillian too?

GILLIAN HILLS - RIEN N'EST CHANGE
my last gillian post received no comments - but despite this, i will persevere and bring you a truly amazing gillian track. i also present to you this new picture of gillian that i've never seen on the net- it comes from my musty copy of salut les copains. (click to enlarge)

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

kinky boots

THE SHANGRI-LAS - FOOTSTEPS ON THE ROOF
i would advise you to turn up the volume and enjoy my first shangri-las post!
it is marvy!

she never wanted to go

PEGGY LIPTON - STONEY END
mod squad dolls version of the babs track