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Thursday, April 30, 2009

dani week - thursday

DANI - LA MACHINE
she certainly made some some excellent freakbeating grooves in the 60's - just listen!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

dani week - wednesday

DANI - QUAND CA T'ARRANGE
yummy track from 1971. dum diddy dum diddy dum....!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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.

Monday, April 27, 2009

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

Sunday, April 26, 2009

dani week - sunday

DANI - SANS ASTERISQUE
with a career that has spanned over 40 years, let's enjoy this raging masterpiece from '66

Sunday, April 19, 2009

marie laforet week - sunday

MARIE LAFORET - MON AMI MON AMOUR
how could i not end the week with this classic?!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

marie laforet week - saturday

MARIE LAFORET - JE VOUDRAIS TANT QUE TU COMPRENNES
a beautiful minimal ballad composed by francis lai from 66

Friday, April 17, 2009

marie laforet week - friday

MARIE LAFORET - D'ETRE A VOUS
and we want you too marie

Thursday, April 16, 2009

marie laforet week - thursday

MARIE LAFORET - ILS S'EN VONT SUR NUAGE
listen to this creepily beautiful track from 64

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

marie laforet week - tuesday

MARIE LAFORET - QU'Y A-T-IL DE CHANGE
this is great- you'll love it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

marie laforet week - monday

MARIE LAFORET - A DEMAIN MY DARLING
listen to maries 1965 take on this marianne faithfull classic

Sunday, April 12, 2009

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!).

Saturday, April 11, 2009

80s euro pops - saturday

DESIRELESS - JOHN
i'm sure we all know her- but does everyone know this less successful song from 1988?

Friday, April 10, 2009

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

Thursday, April 09, 2009

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!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

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!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

80s euro pops - tuesday

ANNABELLE - FUIS, LAWRENCE D'ARABIE
1987 was a good year for french pop!

Monday, April 06, 2009

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

Sunday, April 05, 2009

1000th post!

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.

Friday, April 03, 2009

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...?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

france faves - thursday

FRANCE GALL - NEFERTITI
if you don't have her '1968' album then you should be ashamed of yourself

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

france faves - wednesday

FRANCE GALL - N'ECOUTE PAS LES IDOLES