JEANETTE - JEREMIE i love jeanette - sometimes she sounds so much like claudine longet. as it is my birthday i have treated myself to a rare jeanette album from 1977 where all the tracks are in french and it is produced andre popp. YES! I can't wait for it to arrive on my doorstep!
DALIDA - MAMA i don't often post dalida on blowupdoll - although i do appreciate her drama and disco. here, she sings her version of chers 'mama, when my dollies have babies' (written by sonny bono)- which is one of my favourite cher tracks.
SYLVIE VARTAN - RENOWN darby sent me this a while ago - it's sylvie singing in japanese for a commercial for renown clothing. it makes a nice little edition to your vartan collection. check out the ad too!
i have high hopes for ronika - she has a mixtape on her myspace that i highly recommend - on the mixtape you can hear her influences, everything from shannon, chromeo and even some early house (we got this house under arrest!) -mixed in with a few of her own songs. if you want an early 80's influenced party mix - this is it.
check out 'forget yourself' - it's like a long lost gotham demo from madonna
CAROLE KING - I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SUMMER ROMANCE emmaline has promised me her first born if i reposted this - i shall await your child in the post within the next year. i absolutely love this song, it appears superficially very 'teen' but has so much more depth and heartache.
WASN'T IT YOU? - BRADLEYS MIXTAPE - zip for the last mixtape post, i'll pass it over to long time blog buddy bradley who writes "this is my first try at a doll mix tape. most of the artists will be familiar to anyone who frequents mordi's fab site. but I wanted to make my first mix more of an homage to mordi and the groovy dolls who have become such a part of my soundscape. claudine, margo, dusty and france gall are included of course - as well as some obscure soundtrack doll selections just to keep it fresh. it's light on the french pop, but i will remedy that next go round. cheers"
CRAZY MOUSE - PATRICKS MIXTAPE - zip patricks aim was to surprise us with some new french sounds - and he has succeeded in creating a marvy mix. there is everything from the more familiar 60's sounds of annie philippe, to 80's lio to more current french dolls that are brand new to me.
SILVER SCREEN DOLLS - SCOTTS MIXTAPE - zip scott says "i hope you enjoy - there is a theme of film-related/actress dolls to my tape, with the exception of a couple of fave non-film ladies that snuck in there……it's quite a random/eclectic mix, but that's my nature!" i have to say there are some gems on this - sissy spacek with the classic 'john, you went too far this time' (a great track, even without the pigs blood), cher! jodie foster! lots and lots to love and love again! there is a tracklist and notes included in the zip.
LOVE IS AMOUR IN FRENCH - DOMS MIXTAPE - zip if you live near brighton, get down to doms l'amour electronique nights - this mixtape will give you a flavour of the marvy tunes he spins. 01 - Tuesday Weld - Are You The Boy? 02 - Karo - Sur Ta Moto 03 - Tienou - Tu N'Peux Pas T'Empêcher de Rire 04 - April March - Magic Ass 05 - Jenny Rock - Mal 06 - Brezel Göring (feat. Christiane F) - Ich Bin So Süchtig 07 - Anika - Terry 08 - Elephant's Memory - Old Man Willow 09 - Rose Elinor Dougall - Start/Stop/Synchro 10 - Anne Marie - Love is Amour in French 11 - Cat's Eyes - Not A Friend