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Saturday, May 31, 2008

swinging brit dolls - saturday

FAITH BROWN - LOCK ME IN
this is soooooo good. why wasn't she more successful as a singer?
instead she became an unfunny busty comedienne who did appalling impressions of margaret thatcher. watch this hideously hilarious and offensive clip on youtube of faith brown in the 80's. but don't forget to enjoy this ace song!

Friday, May 30, 2008

swinging brit dolls - friday

ROSS HANNAMAN - I'LL GIVE ALL MY LOVE TO SOUTHEND
a very early song written by tim rice and andrew lloyd webber from '67!! it's an odd little groover with seagulls and crashing waves. i'm pretty confident you'll all love it!
a big thanks to marksy for all his ross encouragement!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

swinging brit dolls - thursday

TWINKLE - GOLDEN LIGHTS
this lonely singing doll released only a handful of songs before her retirement at 18. this being one of her best.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

swinging brit dolls - wednesday

CILLA BLACK - I'VE BEEN WRONG BEFORE
this is amazing. before she became a champagne fag hag advertising life insurance on tv, she really had some top musical moments. lets appreciate this one!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

swinging brit dolls - tuesday

VAL MCKENNA - HOUSE FOR SALE
she looks tough, she sounds doll and is a 60's groover. enjoy this 'loverly' track.
thanks to ever fabulous ready steady girls for the picture.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

stoned love - sunday

CATERINA CASELLI - TUTTO NERO
finishing the week off with this ace italian version of paint it black

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

stoned love - saturday

VASHTI BUNYAN - SOME THINGS STICK IN YOUR MIND
her first record for decca penned by mick and keith

Friday, May 23, 2008

stoned love - friday

MARIANNE FAITHFULL - SISTER MORPHINE
another themed week, another marianne song! it would be impossible to do a stones week without marianne. i've opted for this track (instead of as tears go by) since she co-wrote it with mick and keith.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

stoned love - thursday

MARIE LAFORET - MARIE DOUCEUR, MARIE COLERE
a brilliant french version of paint it black. marvy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

stoned love - wednesday

MELANIE - RUBY TUESDAY
she don't eat animals and they don't eat her!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

stoned love - tuesday

CLAUDINE LONGET - LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER
uber doll whispers this saucy stones hit

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Monday, May 19, 2008

stoned love - monday

SANDIE SHAW - SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
this week is dolls singing the rolling stones and this classic shows sandie at her best

Sunday, May 18, 2008

movie week - sunday

NANCY SINATRA - LAST OF THE SECRET AGENTS
a boots / bond pastiche from the 67 film of the same name

Saturday, May 17, 2008

movie week - saturday

ELSA - T'EN VAS PAS
love love love this 1986 theme song from la femme de ma vie (starring elsa and jane birkin!).

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Friday, May 16, 2008

movie week - friday

DIONNE WARWICK - THEME FROM VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
a classic song from a doll masterpiece, valley of the dolls

Thursday, May 15, 2008

movie week - thursday

CASS ELLIOT - THE GOOD TIMES ARE COMING
get both feet firmly planted in mid-air for this ace theme from monte walsh

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

movie week - wednesday

CLAUDINE LONGET - NOTHING TO LOSE
the single version of her guitar strumming solo from the party.
more of the marvy doll can of course be found at loveclaudine!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

movie week - tuesday

CHANTAL GOYA - COMMENT LE REVOIR
yé-yé grooves taken from masculin féminin

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Monday, May 12, 2008

movie week - monday

MIA FARROW - SLEEP SAFE AND WARM / THEME
this week is all about dolls at the movies. enjoy the creepy la-las of mia from rosemary's baby

Sunday, May 11, 2008

gainsbourg girls - sunday

FRANCE GALL - ATTENDS OU VA-T'EN
obvious? probably! necessary? absofuckinglutely!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

gainsbourg girls - saturday

BAMBOU - LULU
a song for the son they had together. the weirdest thing about this song is how she sounds exactly like charlotte gainsbourg when she 14!

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Friday, May 09, 2008

gainsbourg girls - friday


BRIGITTE BARDOT - LA BELLE ET LE BLUES
this feels like slow, slinky, smoky, stripper music to me - and i love it!

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

gainsbourg girls - thursday

MICHELE MERCIER - LA FILLE QUI FAIT TCHIC TI CHIC
i discovered this gem on dans mon cafe about a year ago and it has become a real fave of mine.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

gainsbourg girls - wednesday

MIREILLE DARC - HELICOPTERE
i'm sure everyone must know this, but how could i not include it? it is so brilliant.
(if anyone has any other md/sg tracks - please email me!)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

gainsbourg girls - tuesday

NICO - STRIP TEASE
hurrah! i have another reason to post this superstar. this is the first song she ever recorded (in 63) but it didn't surface until 2001! worth the wait though.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

gainsbourg girls - monday

DALIDA - JE PREFERE NATURELLEMENT
i don't often have a reason to post any dalida tracks (except in 04), but since this week is about dolls singing serge gainsbourg songs - i finally have another reason. and i think you'll like it too!


wowsers: i would love to see this. it's a tv movie about dalidas life. watch the final scene from the film where she commits suicide. ghoulish, trashy, camp and very very sad.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

folk off - sunday

BRITT EKLAND (?) - WILLOWS SONG
i'm not even 100% sure this is her singing because her 'acting' voice in the film is dubbed. who cares?! it's still ace. even in her nuddy dance scene some shots of her body were 'dubbed' as she was pregnant at the time! i couldn't not include this haunting track from this brit film classic with its folk soundtrack inspired by corn rigs, virgins and witchcraft!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

folk off - saturday

VASHTI BUNYAN - DON'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY
a marvy song which was recorded in 64, never released, then found on an obscure tape recently.

Friday, May 02, 2008

folk off - friday

JUDEE SILL - LADY O
greenwich village meets laurel canyon. or margo guryan meets joni mitchell. whatever!: just experience the joy of judee

Thursday, May 01, 2008

folk off - thursday

NICO - AFRAID
this song helps to remind us of what a genuine talent she was. behind the drugs was a gorgeous voice that could break your heart...or make you want to hang yourself!