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Thursday, March 31, 2011

bonjour tristesse


i love this song sooooooooooooooo much - but still don't have a copy of it (either mp3 or vinyl). it's great to see this new version of her singing 'solitude'. gorgeous.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

La plus belle pour aller danser


big hair. big sleeves. big song. irresistiblement!

paint it black

STELLA - JE NE PEUX TE VOIR EN PEINTURE
if you don't have this stella song already, then i suggest you get in now! it's an absolute killer track.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

jakie beyond the thunderdome


not only is this a great piece of french 80's pop - it's also one of the first french language songs i ever bought!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

one hit wonderful

CHRISTINE ROQUE - PREMIERS FRISSONS D'AMOUR
a huge hit in france 1987 and it's still giving me pleasure many years later.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

bi-lingual baby

SANDIE SHAW - MAIS TU L'AIMES
she recorded many of her songs in other languages, this is a great example; the french version of girl don't come.

Friday, March 25, 2011

riot grrrl

DOMINIQUE GRANGE - GREVE ILLIMETEE
dominique seemed to start her music career with some nice mid 60's pop, and by 67 she recorded some great (and incredibly hard to find) songs before becoming more politically, minded and recording protest songs such as this one that dates from mid 68 - around the time of the riots.


if anyone has any of her earlier music- please get in touch!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

wild for kicks

GILLIAN HILLS - ZOU BISOU BISOU
i'm not always a huge fan of gillians earlier sound- it's not groovy enough for me but i can't help but be charmed by her babydoll zoubisoubisous!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

and god created woman

BRIGITTE BARDOT - LES OMNIBUS
from her earlier recording career - one of her saloon piano sounding songs - very typically early bb - jolly, bright and fun!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

the sarah jane adventures


SARAH JANE - LISTEN PEOPLE
this lovely folky pop song recorded in 1966 pops up on a few girl pop compilation albums- it's well worth a listen. are there any other sarah jane songs out there?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

best french album of 2011 so far

i was aware of the last yelle album (pop up) and had heard the singles which i thought were ok but didn't particularly grab me - but the new album is AMAZING! think: electropop lio.



big fat gypsy vashti

VASHTI BUNYAN - THE FLOWER AND THE LION
again, another old photo matched to a newer song. the wonderful guuzbourg from filles sourires sent me this brand new song (thanks!). as always, her voice sounds as good in the 60's as it does now.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

links updated

i've finally updated my links! if you think you should be included, or you think you know of some sites i might enjoy - please email me!

the eyes of jane b

JANE BIRKIN - LES CLES DU PARADIS
yes i'm back finally - this week i'm just going for random dolls - songs not posted before, new pictures, fave songs, just whatever i fancy.

here's a wonderful old photo of jane but the song is more recent - both are marvy.

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Monday, March 07, 2011

new victoire 2!

VICTOIRE SCOTT - HEY MAMA
why does this remind me of lynsey de pauls 'getting a drag'? - i think it's something about the glam rock piano vibe.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

new victoire!

VICTOIRE SCOTT - BRILLE, COMME ELLE BRILLE
i posted a short clip of this rare track a few months ago- well now thanks to rob, i can share the entire song with you. enjoy!

sorry for the recent absence and lack of posts - i was really busy at work then i went to iceland - but i'm back now and i'll try to pick up the pace over the next week or so. x