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Saturday, May 28, 2011

ready steady girls mixtape

BOY TROUBLE - A READY STEADY GIRLS MIXTAPE - zip
graham from the ever informative ready steady girls writes "perhaps inevitably, boys were a common theme for 1960s girl singers. here we present a selection of 12 songs from britain, france, germany, italy and spain, where each artist is singing about boys."
you will not be disappointed; singers like jocelyn, michele torr and isabella iannetti make this a must!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

guuzbourgs mixtape

DUTCH DOLLS - GUUZBOURGS MIXTAPE - zip
this photo would suggest a mixtape of europop dolls -but don't worry- it is 60's dutch dolls, a few from the 70s then 3 more recent tracks. if you know guuzbourgs musical tastes from his excellent filles sourires then you know what a great treat you are in for with this mix.

1. Tame Me Tiger - Bonnie St Clair
2. Je bent niet hip - Patricia Paay
3. Unlock My Door - Linda van Dyck
4. Kees van Mars - Rosita Bloom
5. De modepop - Marijke Merckens
6. Is het waar? - Mariska Veres
7. Love Buzz - Shocking Blue
8. Draag schoenen om te lopen - Annet Hesterman
9. Dr Jekyll und Mr Hyde - Liesbeth List & Su Kramer
10. If it's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium - Bojoura
11. Michelle - Xaviera Hollander
12. Hangover - Roos Jonker
13. Rebels Outlaws Misfits - Lilian Hak
14. Glowing - Schradinova

Sunday, May 22, 2011

jays mixtape

BLOW UP DOLL - JAYS MIXTAPE - zip
this is pretty large mixtape - jays certainly loves his dolls! included in this mixtape are great classics from margo guryan, christine lebail and yoko which are mixed in with familiar songs by different artists; superstar by ros sereysothea, jolene by gloria ann taylor and holiday by bojoura as well as some obscurer retro tracks. it's a great mix that's aimed perfectly at the blow up doll fanatic!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

s├ębastiens mixtape

POUR BLOW UP DOLL - SEBASTIENS MIXTAPE - zip
sebastien writes "here are some random songs i love, from french garage to dirty spanish disco.
i hope that you will discover some of them and that you will like them. i especially recommend to you cathy claret, a mix of jeanette and claudine longet. i will be very glad if i make you discover her, i'm a BIG fan."
i am pretty sure in this mixtape you will all discover some new dolls to enjoy.

who can guess who the picture is of?!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

davids mixtape

PRETTY NICE - DAVIDS MIXTAPE - zip
i think pretty nice is an understatement here- it could be renamed 'toally marvy'. david writes that he " tried to do a bit of a mix between genuinely old stuff, and more modern slightly retro interpretations / inspired stuff. tried to limit the tunes to the type of material that readers of your blog might enjoy, though there are a couple of outsiders including pomplamoose's (i think cutesy) cover of a lady gaga track, and the last song by katy carr which to me could be the greatest eurovision song if ever it was entered, which by extension makes my feel it could justifiably be included here."

you will enjoy this!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

calebs mixtape

THE GIRLS OF YE-YE - CALEBS MIXTAPE - zip
a yummy mix of mostly french dolls, some songs familiar, others less so - it includes a beautiful song ' good times, bad times' where you can hear all the vinyl cracklings - ace! caleb writes "
for this mix-tape i wanted to showcase the haunting beautiful vocals of these female singers from the 1960s. i imagine these songs being played while standing out on a balcony that over looks the dimly lit parsian streets with a group of close friends. our primary source of warmth comes from the glasses of red wine we're drinking. the songs featured on this mix-tape are those that make me feel comfortable and that all is right with the world. it is my hope that others will listen to these songs and get that same sort of feeling." i'm sure they will caleb!

check out calebs very stylish vintage vantage

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

mixtape submission closed

a huge thanks to you all for the mixtapes submitted. i can accept no more entries but i will keep posting them for the next few weeks.

so many marvy new tunes, old favourites, cover versions and obscure grooves to enjoy.

please keep leaving comments and let the mixers know what you think of their mixtape selections!

mordi x

vampyre verdis mixtape

DOLLS, DAMES & CHICKS - VAMPYRE VERDIS MIXTAPE - zip
this international selection visits the usa, uhe uk, new zealand, indonesia, the netherlands, india, china and brazil. there are some great tracks on this evrything from vashti to betty chungs version of bang bang. i especially loved 'a go go' by dara puspita. vampyre hopes you'll all dig his mixtape, i think you all will!
find more vampyre verdi here

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

uber doll update

gillian hills, one of my most favourite dolls EVER finally has an official website - featuring some unseen photos like the amazing one above. there are also little snippets of writing about gillians life - hopefully an indication that an autobiography will follow...? check out gillianhills.com

and watch this early rare footage of gillian at bedazzled

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wills mixtape

60'S CHICKS - WILLS MIXTAPE - zip
will is french but decided not to include any french artists on his mixtape - but there are two italian songs. a great mix of singers here including the feminine complex, ann-margaret and diana dawn.

will created a booklet with info about the artists here, he realised he made a few errors so i have included the updated info and tracklist below

Ann-Margret - C'est Si Bon (1962-USA) ; 1962 instead of 1961
Carrolls - The Folk I Love (1966-GBR)
Diana Dawn - Back Street Girl (1965-USA)
Feminine Complex - I Won't Run (1969-USA)
Joy-Tones - This L
ove (That I'm Giving You) (1965-USA)
Kay Kennedy - The Playground (1967-GBR)
Linda Kaye - I Can't Stop Thinking About You (1966-GBR)
Mina - Sono Come Tu Mi Vuoi (1966-ITA) ; 1966 instead of 1967
Peggy March - Try To See It My Way (1966-USA) ; 1966 instead of 1968
Rev-Lons - Whirlwind (1965-USA)
Rita Pavone - Una Notte Intera (1967-ITA)
Van Lenton - You Don't Care (1965-GBR)


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

darios mixtape

BLOWUP - DARIOS MIXTAPE - zip
this is a great mix of doll tunes including 'in findley' - a song that is guaranteed to make me smile. check out darios super stylish site stil in berlin

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Sunday, May 08, 2011

pavels mixtape

YEASTERN YEUROPE - PAVELS MIXTAPE - rar
this is pure blowupdoll music except that i have never posted songs in these languages before - it's all ye-ye but with an east european twist. enjoy!
listen to more of pavels sounds at sovietgroove.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

elises mixtape

LIVING IN THE PAST - A MIXTAPE BY ELISE - zip
a great mix of songs by female singers from the past and present. the past includes billie davis and the present includes fabienne delsol - a great mix! check out her blog here

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

neils mixtape

YEAH YEAH YEAH! - NEILS MIXTAPE- zip
a great mix of 60's female singers and girl groups - guaranteed to please any doll fans out there. it even includes a fave of mine: four faces west - a song written by the bee gees for a teenage lori balmer.

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

matthews mixtape

GIRL'S WORLD MUSIC - MATTTHEWS MIXTAPE - zip
want some early spanish and portuguese ye-ye? then this is the mix tape for you. film-maker matthew bright (pictured above - imdb him!) sent this in. ace!

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