what's new pussycat?
there's not many clips of zouzou performing -so this is a real treat. first, watch her twist and groove with tom jones before singing 'il est parti comme il etait venu'
it's a gas, gas, gas!
JANE BIRKIN - LE CANARI EST SUR LE BALCON
i don't think she's ever sounded better. a masterpiece.
french 60s, jane birkin
c'est la mode!
annie philippe - le mannequin
annie philippe, french 60s, video
i have always loved this song 'le vampire' with it's stomping beat and weird noises but i never knew this scopitone existed! it's stella!!!!!!!! yay!
french 60s, stella, video
go over to the marvy
to watch another of my exclusive claudine clips. listen to her speak! sing run wild run free, then duet with andy.
dance yourself dizzy
sara carlson - fly to paradise
for those of you who love your 80's italo pop, enjoy this masterpiece: bendy legs, hair flicks, bizarre chicken wing moves and hilarious moonwalking teamed with fingerless gloves and 100% pure pop. guaranteed to make your day!
the nude bomb
SYLVIA KRISTEL & FRANCIS LAI - EMMANUELLE 2
i was given this song by dr.geoff years ago when blowupdoll did a mix cd swap. it's a great breathy, lush lalalala piece of 70's sexiness!
never say never again
CLOTHILDE - QUALCOSA CHE NON VA (la chanson bête et méchante)
here is her final italian song. add it to your collection - turn it up and enjoy
clothilde, french 60s, italian
made by maid
if like me you like the odd bit of folk- anything from vashti to linda perhacs - then you might enjoy this- laura marling 'rambling man'. a great album too
maguy who 2?
MAGUY - BABY-NESS
this is a cover of the northern soul classic 'too late to say you're sorry'.
never say never
CLOTHILDE - ORA SO COS E (fallait pas écraser la queue du chat)
the holy grail of french pop! i know i said i would never post any clothilde again but i have had so many requests recently, especially looking for the italian version, that i relented!
clothilde, french 60s, italian
DANI - POUR QUE CA DURE
this is the b-side to her 74 eurovision attempt (which can been below)
JEANETTE - SEGUIRE AMANDO
this is a brand new song to me - the b-side from porque te vas which was co-written by jeanette herself
70s, jeanette, spanish
MAGUY - LE SOLEIL BRILLERA BIENTOT
i took a gamble on buying this, but on a vogue label, it's always worth the risk. and it paid off - this is a great tune.
VALERIE LAGRANGE - LA GUERILLA
i found this by chance in a record shop in montpellier and noticed this song was written by serge - a song i didn't know about! with it's spanish folk vibe, it's as far cry from his usual sound - but it has a style of all its own.
new pics - christine lebail (again)!
CHRISTINE LEBAIL - LES LIVRES D'ECOLE
you probably all know this song - but it's such good fun, i couldn't resist posting it!
christine lebail, french 60s
new pics - marie laforet!
MARIE LAFORET - QU'Y A-T-IL DE CHANGE
i love the ding dong ping pongs in this song - she makes them sound ace!
new pics - chantal goya!
CHANTAL GOYA - A LA SORTIE DE MA CLASSE
love the way she pronounces 'classe' in this song.
chantal goya, french 60s
new pics - katty line!
KATTY LINE -LES MOTS CROISES
the sometimes groovy katty funks things up on this track.
new pics - annie philippe!
ANNIE PHILIPPE - SOEUR ANGELIQUE
love this woman. the only song of hers i need is 'quarante maringouin' - does anyone have a copy to share?
annie philippe, french 60s
new pics - pussycat!
PUSSYCAT - CHANCE
this week i'm posting songs based on some new pictures that i've scanned from old copies of salut les copains and mademoiselle age tendre. what an amazing picture of pussycat- i love her!
french 60s, pussycat
the last word?
the wonderful san from the brilliant
douce france gall
has shed some light on the previous gainsbourg song (je suis venu te dire que je m'em vais); the song is not available anywhere as it was recorded live for a radio show sometime in the 70's as the picture shows (see comments from the last post). mystery solved? almost!
in the meantime, enjoy the final france gall post for a while - the elusive merry merry o!
france gall - merry merry o! (1970)