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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

yé-yé week - tuesday

CETTINA - CETTINA
there are plenty of grooving opportunities on this track, so throw some shapes!

Monday, September 29, 2008

yé-yé week - monday

PAMELA - UNE AUTRE AUTOROUTE
i thought it was time to go back to blowupdolls roots and have a week of slightly more obscure yé-yé marvyness. to begin the week, here's pamela ! if you have never heard this - prepare to be blown away- this version (originally by antoine) is just amazing.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

wideo week! - sunday

yummy! it's jeanette! a cute performance that is all lips and teeth and melodic spanish heartache - love it!

check out this excellent jeanette blog

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

wideo week! - saturday

the amazing worldofkane finally sourced this clip from the rarely seen (deep breath...) 'can hieronymus merkin ever forget mercy humppe and find true happiness?' see joan collins sing! i think it's a real shame she didn't record a full album- instead, you'll just have to enjoy this-

Friday, September 26, 2008

wideo week - mylene

we really should talk about this video - not the best song ever but possibly the best video ever - amazing non?

wideo week! - friday

forward to about 6:00 to see vashti bunyan sing winter is blue in the studio in her usual shy way! taken from 'tonight, lets all make love in london' from 1967

Thursday, September 25, 2008

wideo week! - thursday

i have listened to stella for ages but have not seen her...until now!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

wideo week! - wednesday

if you haven't seen this- then prepare to see the best 3 minutes 7 seconds of sylvies career.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

wideo week! - tuesday

more wonderful choreography- this time from raffaella carra

Monday, September 22, 2008

wideo week! - monday

look- no eyebrows! i love bob fosse and minas performance of sonny and chers 'the beat goes on' captures his style to a t! i love this- watch and learn!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

fh in english - bonus

FRANCOISE HARDY - FIND ME A BOY
as requested by memoriesofthefuture! and to whoever has who'll be the next in line and hang on to a dream on scratchy vinyl - can i have a copy please - i dont have those songs!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

fh in english - saturday

FRANCOISE HARDY - ALL OVER THE WORLD
one of her earliest english versions (originally 'dans le monde entier'). enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

fh in english - friday

FRANCOISE HARDY - YOU JUST HAVE TO SAY THE WORD

Thursday, September 18, 2008

fh in english - thursday

FRANCOISE HARDY - MESSAGE PERSONNEL

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

fh in english - wednesday

FRANCOISE HARDY - AUTUMN RENDEZVOUS
again, another fave of mine.
all this weeks photographs were taken by jean marie perier - and they are amazingly cool!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

fh in english - tuesday

FRANCOISE HARDY - THE GARDEN OF JANE DELAWNAY
i'm not sure if she ever sung this in french as it's a cover version - either way, it's a great example of her early 70's sound

Monday, September 15, 2008

fh in english - monday

FRANCOISE HARDY - THE ROSE
this is one of my all time faves

Sunday, September 14, 2008

fh in english - sunday

FRANCOISE HARDY - THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE
a whole week of her most fabulous songs sung in english. she seems to have released a lot of '..sings in english' albums in the uk, so there was quite a lot to choose from!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

vs week - saturday

VICTOIRE SCOTT - L'AMOUR EN COULEUR
admit it- i was right- she is marvy! my final post of this week is a nights in white satin
inspired piece of gorgeousness

Friday, September 12, 2008

vs week - friday

VICTOIRE SCOTT - SOPHIE
a slight change of sound for victoire here- more groovy and some lovely wibbly echos!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

vs week - thursday

VICTOIRE SCOTT - UNE FLEUR DANS LE COEUR

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

vs week - wednesday

VICTOIRE SCOTT - PAR DELA LE SANG DE LA TERRE
feel free to take some drugs and wig out to this track

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

vs week - tuesday

VICTOIRE SCOTT - LA LICORNE D'OR
do i really need to say 'mazing again!?

Monday, September 08, 2008

vs week - monday

VICTOIRE SCOTT - UN GARCON UNE FILLE
'mazing!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

vs week - sunday

VICTOIRE SCOTT - 4IEME DIMENSION
little is known about victoire - but this i do know- she is marvy!
late 60's french pop with baroque and psyche touches.

Friday, September 05, 2008

italo disco dolls - friday

VALERIE DORE - MEGAMIX
what a great 80's word : megamix!!! to finish off this week it's time to have a 9 minute danceathon to val.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

italo disco dolls - thursday

DEBORAH KINLEY - SURPRISE
yuck! what a horrid record cover! thank god the song is better!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

italo disco dolls - wednesday

DIANA EST - LE LOUVRE
you might know her excellent song 'tenax' - well this is more of the same!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

italo disco dolls - tuesday


SISSY - QUEEN OF DISCOTEQUE
she can dance! she can jive! will you?!

Monday, September 01, 2008

italo disco dolls - monday

KATY GRAY - HOLD ME TIGHT
katy, why did you never release another song? this is so ace- it's no wonder sally shapiro names her as an huge influence.

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