yé-yé week - tuesday
CETTINA - CETTINA
there are plenty of grooving opportunities on this track, so throw some shapes!
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.
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
70s, jeanette, spanish, video
wideo week! - saturday
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-
wideo week - mylene
we really should talk about this
- 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
wideo week! - thursday
i have listened to stella for ages but have not seen her...until now!
french 60s, stella, video
wideo week! - wednesday
if you haven't seen this- then prepare to see the best 3 minutes 7 seconds of sylvies career.
wideo week! - tuesday
more wonderful choreography- this time from raffaella carra
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!
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!
fh in english - saturday
FRANCOISE HARDY - ALL OVER THE WORLD
one of her earliest english versions (originally 'dans le monde entier'). enjoy!
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!
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
fh in english - monday
FRANCOISE HARDY - THE ROSE
this is one of my all time faves
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!
vs week - saturday
VICTOIRE SCOTT - L'AMOUR EN COULEUR
admit it- i was right- she
marvy! my final post of this week is a nights in white satin
inspired piece of gorgeousness
vs week - friday
VICTOIRE SCOTT - SOPHIE
a slight change of sound for victoire here- more groovy and some lovely wibbly echos!
vs week - wednesday
VICTOIRE SCOTT - PAR DELA LE SANG DE LA TERRE
feel free to take some drugs and wig out to this track
vs week - tuesday
VICTOIRE SCOTT - LA LICORNE D'OR
do i really need to say 'mazing again!?
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.
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.
italo disco dolls - thursday
DEBORAH KINLEY - SURPRISE
yuck! what a horrid record cover! thank god the song is better!
italo disco dolls - wednesday
DIANA EST - LE LOUVRE
you might know her excellent song 'tenax' - well this is more of the same!
italo disco dolls - tuesday
SISSY - QUEEN OF DISCOTEQUE
she can dance! she can jive! will you?!
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.
italo disco, katy gray