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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

twig pic

no song - just a marvy pic of twiggy!

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help needed!

can anyone help me with my chantal kelly collection? i need 'les roses de mon jardin' - anyone have it?
if anyone has - in return i'll get my ass in gear and burn then post her rarely heard songs 'la chanson du coucou' and 'biolou-biolou'.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

she's a total beach

wow! another great find! zouzou!!!!!!!!!!

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when i think of you

 
TWIGGY - OVER AND OVER
when i found this picture of twiggy i had no choice but to share it with you. i was absolutely blown away by it. she has never looked more amazing than here. her sulky, almost upside down mouth, and iconic twig eyelashes - stunning.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

nothing is impossible


never seen her singing this before - i love this track!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

vonderful vashti

VASHTI BUNYAN - FLOWER AND THE LION

i meant to post this a month or so ago just after i'd been to amsterdam as it was the song of the holiday - played at regular intervals by my husband. so this post is for him. because he is lovely.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

mommy dearest

MOLLY DRAKE - LITTLE WEAVER BIRD
molly drake is infact folk legend nick drakes mother (and sci-fi star gabrielle drakes mother for any u.f.o. fans out there). an album of her home made recordings of songs she wrote herself in the 50s/60s has recently been released. the songs are filled with a gentle, intimate sadness that give us a sense of what nick was brought up listening to. molly has a slightly plumby english singing voice yet many of her lyrics are melancholic and the result is curiously charming. i hope you enjoy it.

p.s. -how i wish nico had sung this song too
 

and here's vashti singing 'i remember' - a song written by molly


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

dance and sing, get up and do your thing




think post-disco, post-hi-nrg, more pop train than soul train and more usa than italo disco! 
 this mixtape is full of the early 80s new york disco madonna sound, everything from the 80's to now.
 try it - you will love it!

includes -  jellybean, annie, ronika, sally, cloetta, regina, shana, parralox, clio, tommy february6, the wonder girls, tom tom club, elisa and some amazing madonna demos

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

france vs germany

FRANCE GALL - SHERIFF BAXTER
her last german recording from 1973 - and what a song to finish with! "ha ha!"

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

france vs germany

FRANCE GALL - SO EINEN JUNGEN MANN (1969)
massive thanks to vani for this and the next post - two new (to me anyway) german songs by fg. this is her version of the bossa nova classic (also done brilliantly by astrud gilberto) - summer samba/so nice

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

catherine the great

CATHERINE DESMARETS - LES PETITES CROIX
what a tune! i've been listening to this on repeat for days now - it's so cool!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

it doesn't matter if you're...

JANE BIRKIN - BLACK...WHITE (english version)

JANE BIRKIN - BLACK ...WHITE (french version)

wow! the only way to get this song at the time was when you bought a bottle of 'black and white' whiskey!!! - you got it free with it! enjoy this wonderful song in both french and english from 1980

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Monday, April 08, 2013

r.i.p. beach baby

R.I.P. 1942 - 2013
not being american, i don't know very much about annette funicello - except for this great song

ANNETTE FUNICELLO - AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT

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Sunday, April 07, 2013

bang bang

KARINA - OH OH SHERIFF
spanish ye-ye queen sings this gainsbourg song from 65

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

london calling


watch this francoise hardy special as she sings around london (in the freezing cold by the look of it). Some of it is amazing- some of it is an amazingly wasted opportunity - but it has a charm all its own. but francoise is wonderful - she even moves and 'dances'!!!

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

faster pussycat...


CHRISTINE DELAROCHE - UNE FLEUR
i was listening to this earlier and everytime it amazes me - it's such a killer song.

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