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Friday, October 31, 2008

60's cherilyn week - friday

CHER - SUNNY
sunny - not sonny! billiant - not brilliant!
i hope this week has given you a new insight into miss cherilyn sarkisian

Thursday, October 30, 2008

60's cherilyn week - thursday

CHER - YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME (1966)
a bloody good version of a bloody good dusty song.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

60's cherilyn week - wednesday

CHER - MASTERS OF WAR (1968)
war! huh! what is it good for? - inspiring many great 60's anti war tunes- that's what it's good for. written by bob dylan

when elvis sings 'suspicious minds' - does anyone else notice how he suddenly sounds like cher when he slows down 'oh, let our love survive...'
anyone?!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

60's cherilyn week - tuesday

CHER - A SONG CALLED CHILDREN (1968)
i don't know anything about this song - but i love the unusual orchestral production

Monday, October 27, 2008

60's cherilyn week - monday

CHER - GIRL DON'T COME (1965)
her take on sandie shaw. nice!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

60's cherilyn week - sunday

CHER - HOMEWARD BOUND (1966)
her version of the simon and garfunkel classic

Saturday, October 25, 2008

60's cherilyn week - saturday

CHER - A YOUNG GIRL (1966)
i'm sure for many of you, the thought of a cher week isn't very appealing - but i am asking you to trust me and give her a go. forget plastic cher with her vocoder voice- go back in time to bad teeth, big nose and poker straight long hair. some of her 60's output is amazing and very eclectic- ranging from hippy ideals, anti war anthems, samba sounds, brit cover versions and the wall of sound influence, not forgetting some gems written by sonny.

you may be more familiar with the original version of this song by edith piaf!

Friday, October 17, 2008

twiggy week - friday

TWIGGY - MY BABY DON'T CALL ME BABY
you can hear the donna summer sound on this amazing disco track. i love her oooohs and the way she deepens her voice near the end. this song has practically been on loop since i bought it. dance dance dance!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

twiggy week - thursday

TWIGGY - I NEED YOUR HAND IN MINE
the last of her wonderful 60's recordings

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

twiggy week - wednesday

TWIGGY - HERE I GO AGAIN
i love this - her country tinged 'hit' (reaching no.17) from 1976

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

twiggy week - tuesday

TWIGGY - BEAUTIFUL DREAMS
twiggy says " i really remember very, very little of my disc 'beautiful dreams' - probably just as well! we did this record just after i had been "discovered" - we were inundated with offers from people saying "do this, do that". to be honest it was probably a bit of a mistake because i didn't know what i was doing."
mordi says "oh twiggy, this was far from being a mistake - everything from about 1980 onwards was though"

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Monday, October 13, 2008

twiggy week - monday

TWIGGY - HEAVEN IN MY EYES
i posted a terrible remix of this during disco dolls week - well i finally splashed the cash on the (not very good) '79 twiggy disco album, so i can bring you the (actually very good) original version.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

twiggy week - sunday

TWIGGY - OVER AND OVER
this is the groovy b-side to 'when i think of you'

Saturday, October 11, 2008

twiggy week - saturday

TWIGGY - WHEN I THINK OF YOU
one of her earliest recordings from 67 - i think this is a total masterpiece but apparently twiggy doesn't even remember recording it! i have this on vinyl and it gets played a lot in my house. enjoy this week everyone.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

yé-yé week - sunday

CHARLOTTE LESLIE - LES FILLES C'EST FAIT (POUR FAIRE L'AMOUR)
i'm sure most of you all know this - but you must agree that it is so damn good that i can't ignore it- i think it's important we acknowledge charlotte as being a total doll groover!
(does anyone have anymore of her songs- let me know!)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

yé-yé week - saturday

DANI - SANS ASTERISQUE
i like dani - she has an unusual back catalogue of sounds - perhaps a dani week will be coming up soon...

Friday, October 03, 2008

yé-yé week - friday

CECILE GRANDIN - LE SCAPHANDRE BLANC
how to describe this? bass heavy psyche sounding wig out? : marvy!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

yé-yé week - thursday

ARLETTE ZOLA - MATHEMATIQUE ELEMENTAIRE
i always think she looks really square but her sound is anything but!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

yé-yé week - wednesday

CHRISTINE DELAROCHE - LA FILLE DU SOLEIL
her voice is great, she is wearing head to toe stripes- what's not to like?!