folk off - wednesday
MARIANNE FAITHFULL - HOW SHOULD I YOUR TRUE LOVE KNOW
from her pussywillows north country maid phase!
Labels: 60s, marianne faithfull
folk off - tuesday
BRIDGET ST.JOHN - BACK TO STAY
imagine if nico was slightly happier - this may be what she would sound like!
folk off - monday
LINDA PERHACS - HEY, WHO REALLY CARES
wow. this is amazing. from the second this song starts - you'll be blown away.
this week is a folking great week- everything from the hebridean whispers of vashti, to the heroin soaked tones of nico, to the obscure and newly re-discovered greenwich village sound of linda. any doll with a whiff of folk gets a look in, so enjoy!
precocious dolls - sunday
JODIE FOSTER - MA VIE C'EST CHOUETTE
well, if we are doing precocious children then surely she wins hands down. a goddess from the day she was born. skateboard and surf to this excellent 70's track.
precocious dolls - saturday
JORDY - IT'S SO TOUGH TO BE A BABY / DUR DUR D'ETRE BEBE!
whether you loved this or hated it you can't deny it's total marvy-ness: it sounds like a baby on smack! (and it accompanied my many mashed nights in!)
precocious dolls - friday
SHEILA - DANS LA GLACE
oh sheila, can we really forgive that hair?
Labels: french 60s, sheila
precocious dolls - thursday
OUR KID - YOU JUST MIGHT SEE ME CRY
ok, so they're not dolls, although it has been said they sound like girls! i was thrilled to find this song in a charity shop for 25p! An often forgotten number 2 hit from the late 70's. and because this week is precocious young talent week, it's given me a re-e-e-son to post it.
(seriously, i love this song!)
precocious dolls - wednesday
PATTY DUKE - DON'T JUST STAND THERE
classic teenage 60's dramarama, and if it's a game, she don't wanna play it!
precocious dolls - tuesday
JULIE DAWN COLE - I WANT IT NOW
i have no shame in admitting i know every word from this amazing song!
precocious dolls - monday
ALLEGRA - TOOTH FAIRY
if serge gainsbourg has met teenage hayley mills and given her drugs, then this would have been the result, and it is brill!
to find out more about this doll, visit www.tricatel.com
mg week - sunday
MARGO GURYAN - SUNDAY MORNING
spend your sunday lazing with some sunshine pop.
this woman is a genius.
Labels: 60s, margo guryan
mg week - saturday
MARGO GURYAN - LOVE SONGS
mg week - friday
MARGO GURYAN - WHY DO I CRY?
why do she cry? find out!
mg week - thursday
MARGO GURYAN - MOST OF MY LIFE
margo has true doll status : a tiny but brilliant musical output, a late 60's vibe, breathy voice, and her songs were even covered by other dolls; claudine longet, mama cass, astrud gilberto...
Labels: 60s, margo guryan
mg week - wednesday
MARGO GURYAN - COME TO ME SLOWLY
everything about this song is marvy- the arrangement, her lyrics, her wispy voice...
mg week - tuesday
MARGO GURYAN - UNDER MY UMBRELLA
i love how she makes twee ideas about love so mesmerising!
mg week - monday
MARGO GURYAN - SOMEONE I KNOW
possibly the most marvy song about falling in love ever written.
(this was also the very first song posted on blowupdoll!)
sv week - sunday
SYLVIE VARTAN - LE TESTAMENT
i wasn't going to re-post this- but then i just had
to - it is so amazing. and i would failing in my duty if i didn't bring this to you!
sv week - saturday
SYLVIE VARTAN - BALLADE POUR UNE FUGUE
there is no way you won't enjoy this one!
sv week - friday
SYLVIE VARTAN - IL FAUT TROUVER SON COIN DE CIEL
something to get you moving n grooving!
sv week - thursday
SYLVIE VARTAN - BLAM BLAM BLAM
most of this weeks pictures were found at the brilliant sylvievartanshow.
sv week - wednesday
SYLVIE VARTAN - IL Y A DEUX FILLES EN MOI
one major complaint about sylvie is how difficult it can be to sort out the good from the bad- hopefully this week, i have done that for you- although there is enough great songs for a whole sylvie month!
sv week - tuesday
SYLVIE VARTAN - HOLIDAY
this was the first song that got me interested in sylvie- a gorgeous version of of the michel polnareff track.
sv week - monday
SYLVIE VARTAN - PAR AMOUR OU PAR PITIE
i had to start super sylvie week with her best ever song ; it still blows me away.
ready steady girl
CHRISTINE PILZER - NON, TU N'ES PAS SEUL
a massive thanks to graham at the amazing ready steady girls
for helping us complete our pilzer collection.
Labels: christine pilzer, french 60s
french noughties - saturday
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG - L'UN PART L'AUTRE RESTE
i couldn't do a french noughties week without my idol charlotte. i love her sulky, pouty bottom lip and her voice is gorgeous. this song rules!
french noughties - friday
BAMBOU ET LULU - NE DIS RIEN
serges girlfriend and his son song cover this gorge song from anna
french noughties - thursday
DELANEY - SUR LA PLACE LILI BOULANGER
delaney! who? no idea! but this song will get stuck and in your head!
french noughties - wednesday
CALOGERO - SUIS JE ASSEZ CLAIR
yes! a non-doll!
for calogero, i'll make an exception and include him on blowupdoll. i think he is brilliant and i'm very excited to inform you that i am off to paris to see him in may! yay!
french noughties - tuesday
ALIZEE - FIFTY SIXTY
love this song all about warhol, nico, lou reed, the 60's and all things pop!