dani week - thursday
DANI - LA MACHINE
she certainly made some some excellent freakbeating grooves in the 60's - just listen!
dani week - wednesday
DANI - QUAND CA T'ARRANGE
yummy track from 1971. dum diddy dum diddy dum....!
dani week - tuesday
DANI - LA VIE A 25 ANS
what i love most about this song is how it reminds me of the wonderful theme to 'dogtanian and three muskehounds!'
also this was supposed to be frances entry into 74 eurovision song contest but they withdrew at the last minute as pomidou died.
dani week - monday
DANI - LA FILLE A LA MOTO
featured on the same e.p. as sans asterisque, get vroom vrooming to this groovy classic
dani week - sunday
DANI - SANS ASTERISQUE
with a career that has spanned over 40 years, let's enjoy this raging masterpiece from '66
marie laforet week - sunday
MARIE LAFORET - MON AMI MON AMOUR
how could i not end the week with this classic?!
marie laforet week - saturday
MARIE LAFORET - JE VOUDRAIS TANT QUE TU COMPRENNES
a beautiful minimal ballad composed by francis lai from 66
marie laforet week - friday
MARIE LAFORET - D'ETRE A VOUS
and we want you too marie
marie laforet week - thursday
MARIE LAFORET - ILS S'EN VONT SUR NUAGE
listen to this creepily beautiful track from 64
marie laforet week - wednesday
MARIE LAFORET - LE VIN DE L'ETE
another great cover, this time it's her take on summer wine (duet with gérard klein)
marie laforet week - tuesday
MARIE LAFORET - QU'Y A-T-IL DE CHANGE
this is great- you'll love it!
marie laforet week - monday
MARIE LAFORET - A DEMAIN MY DARLING
listen to maries 1965 take on this marianne faithfull classic
80s euro pops - sunday
YIANNA KATSOULOS - LES AUTRES SONT JALOUX (1986)
france la gale introduced me to this song a few years ago and i still love it. her voice is ace, (like a slighty tuneless 12 year old!).
80s euro pops - saturday
DESIRELESS - JOHN
i'm sure we all know her- but does everyone know this less successful song from 1988?
80s euro pops - friday
JAKIE QUARTZ - VIVRE AILLEURS (1986)
she had quite a few moments of french pop fabness in the 80's this is just one hi-nrg example
80s euro pops - thursday
JOELLE - AIME MOI
i love joelle. this is one of her few solo hits that was released in 1982. if anyone has her album or a decent copy of 'homme impossible' please get in touch- i need them so badly!
80s euro pops - wednesday
BUZY - BODY PHYSICAL
aside from looking a bit like a negative of spagna, i don't know much about her except this was an 87 hit too!
80s euro pops - tuesday
ANNABELLE - FUIS, LAWRENCE D'ARABIE
1987 was a good year for french pop!
80s euro pops - monday
CHRISTINE ROQUE - PREMIERS FRISSONS D'AMOUR
if you are only going to have one hit, it better be a good one. enjoy this slice of french pop from 1987
ISABELLE ADJANI - ET MOI CHOUCHOU
for my 1000th post i'm posting my favourite song of the moment. guaranteed to make me smile with the ace 'chouchou' rhymes (although i can't seem to find the lyrics on line anywhere). taken from her marvy 1983 album , all written by serge gainsbourg.
france faves - friday
FRANCE GALL - ALLO MONSIEUR LA-HAUT
i love her high pitched babadabbadaas on this track!
i've really enjoyed this past week! any suggestions for future weeks?
i've had emails requesting a yoko ono week and a folk dolls week, any other ideas...?
france faves - thursday
FRANCE GALL - NEFERTITI
if you don't have her '1968' album then you should be ashamed of yourself