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Monday, February 21, 2011

the more i see you

SYLVIE VARTAN - L'AIR QUI BALANCE
requested by darby - sylvies 1966 take on 'the more i see you'

Sunday, February 20, 2011

repost request

FRANCE GALL - JE SUIS VENUE TE DIRE QUE JE M'EN VAIS
how could i resist this repost request from meno? this song suddenly seemed to surface just six months ago - and i wouldn't want to deny anyone from missing out on it. it's just so bloody good!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

le fabuleux destin d'amélie morin

AMELIE MORIN - JIM
after discovering amelie through the youtube clip of her performing this song, i thought it only fitting to finish this set of posts with 'jim' - possibly her best song. turn the volume up, get out of your seat and dance like elli medeiros to this marvy piece of electro pop.


if you are interested in finding out more about amelie morin- i highly recommend investing in the best of cd - full of weird and wonderful early 80's pop.

Friday, February 18, 2011

le fabuleux destin d'amélie morin

AMELIE MORIN - JUSTE UNE FOIS
this is one of the songs that feels like an early mylene farmer track.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

le fabuleux destin d'amélie morin

AMELIE MORIN - LE TERRESTRE EXTRA
her third single from 83 - i think it's ace!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

le fabuleux destin d'amélie morin

AMELIE MORIN - QU'EST CE QUI ME RACONTE UNE HISTOIRE DROLE
one thing that's quite fascinating about amelie is how her songs are often reminiscent of other artists (almost by accident rather than intentional). Some songs sound like early mylene farmer, some are like lio, a couple are like the funkier jane brikin album tracks from the late 70's and there's even one or two that could easily fit at the end of the latest alizee album. yet despite all that there are still songs that have a style and sound that is totally her own and are like nobody else. this is one of those songs
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

le fabuleux destin d'amélie morin

AMELIE MORIN - COMME UN PETIT SOLEIL APRES LA PLUIE
just thought i'd spend the next few posts bringing you some more amelie. finding herself recording music though a chance meeting - she unleashed her baby doll voice to the world, her first single in 81 'j'etais venue pour dire bonjour' proved to be quite successful. In 82 a second album was released that features this song.

Monday, February 14, 2011

fg request

FRANCE GALL - another request! i thought i'd post 2 different versions incase you already have one of them.

la quatrieme chose

le quattro domande

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

i think a lot about you

MARGO GURYAN - UNDER MY UMBRELLA
requested by anonymous!

margo was the very first doll i posted on blowupdoll back in november 2004. for those of you who are not familiar with margo; she is a singer/songwriter from the late 60's who wrote songs you may already be familiar with- 'i think a lot about you' (mama cass), 'i don't intend to spend christmas without you' (claudine longet), 'think of rain' (astrud gilberto and claudine longet). margo has an amazingly gorgeous voice that turns twee notions of love into some great psyche influenced productions.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

DOLL ICON CLOTHILDE SPEAKS!

thanks for mark for tipping me off about this amazing interview with the elusive doll clothilde.
wow wow wow! and a there's a cd coming soon.....!

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Friday, February 04, 2011

who's that girl?


why haven't i heard about this catherine deneuve in a wig lookalike amelie morin before? this song 'jim' from 1984 sits brilliantly alongside lio and elli et jacno. ace!
many of her songs are really credible and voice is totally doll - so why does it seem like she is relatively unknown?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

will you play with my disc?

MARIANNE FAITHFULL -BELLS OF FREEDOM
this is a great way to end her first album 'come my way' from 1965