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Monday, May 03, 2010

all hail the new doll


every once in a while a song comes along that blows my mind. this is one of them.
from sometime in the 70's, released on an obscure record label 'motors' on this lush track she sounds like an orgasmic jane birkin on helium - surely that's enough to tempt your interest?!

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Hello, I find that she has sung in the soundtrack of "les gants blancs du diable" (the white gloves of devil ?) a strange film . The song is called "couleurs", find it on iTunes (in France) .
Nice blog with nice songs . Thanks

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 03 May, 2010 17:25  

thanks for the info - thanks to the power of the net i have just found it too!

and she sounds GREAT! expect it posted soon.

By Blogger mordi, at 03 May, 2010 18:12  

has anyone been able to find out any further info on leonie?

By Blogger mordi, at 03 May, 2010 18:16  

Just the pic of the single sleeve was enough to get me interested!

Thanks mordi! You're doing a sterling job young man! ;-)

By Anonymous Steven B, at 03 May, 2010 19:44  

''she sounds like an orgasmic jane birkin on helium''
You know how to pull attention ;-)

Brilliant track, thanks!

By Anonymous Maks, at 07 May, 2010 17:33  

Jean-Claude Vannier released two singles with Leonie,a young singer JCV grromed to be his his 'Jane Birkin' post 'Melody Nelson'.
The track 'En Alabama' is a reworking of 'Je M'Appelle Geraldine' from the 'Point D'Interrogation' soundtrack EP (available as bonus tracks on the 'L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches' CD)'.

Her other single with JCV 'Le Jardin Anglais' is a vocal version of 'Danse de L'Enfant et du Roi des Mouches' from the 'L'Enfant Assassin...'(AKA 'Insolitudes') LP.

By Blogger Will Kane, at 08 May, 2010 13:28  

great - thanks for the info - i can't wait to hear these tracks someday. i better get searching...

By Blogger mordi, at 08 May, 2010 18:07  

I've been a little obsessed with this song, but have been having a hard time finding out more about her.
It's too bad the b-side is about john lennon, 'cause I hate the beatles so very much.
Anyway, I asked my friend Devon E. Levins (http://www.eastvillageradio.com/shows/djprofile.aspx?uid=224) to send me all the info on her as he could and Here's what he sent
"Her name is Leonie Lousseau, a French chantuese they were trying to make into a French yeah yeah girl like Francois Hardy.

# 1968, Je vais me faire un tour dans ma campagne
# 1973, Le jardin anglais
# 1973, Les gants blancs du diable
# 1974, En Alabama
# 1974, Motors
# 1975, So longs John

She had a small acting part in a film called Paul from 1969.

Karl Heinz Schafer was an German arranger for ballad singers like Salvatore Adamo and Charles Aznavour. He got into writing for film by ghost writing some music for Michel Magne soundtracks. (Mike Magne is known for Fantomas, Gigot, Emanuelle 4).
I am aware of only three soundtracks released for Schafer OSTs. The French crime film The White Gloves of the Devil (Les Gants Du Diable) is the best. There's actually an LP soundtrack (as well as the EP) which used to go for $800ish back the last time I ever checked which couldve been the early 2000's when ebay was new. Who knows what it's worth now. I have the MP3s for it but not the actual vinyl. Don't think I've ever seen the real vinyl for it but they reissued it on CD lately so there's new interest.

Karl Heinz Schafer was most closely associated with Laszio Szabo films such as the soundtrack for a French Dracula film which is equally as rare called La Grande Trouille Ou Tendre Dracula, Zig Zag, L'Empreinte des Géants, Extérieur Nuit, Polar. I only otherwise have Zig Zag which does not have Leonie on it. Don't know if the others do.

She also sings on some Christophe records.

By Blogger Rob5D4, at 15 May, 2010 06:26  

cheers rob - that's briliant. between everyone, we seem to have collected a clear (but brief) history of her.

i don't like the beatles either - but don't let that ruin your enjoyment of the john lennon track!

By Blogger mordi, at 15 May, 2010 09:15  

hi! léonie was favorite singer in the 70's i met her!!! i have all her songs except the first record from 68 !! so if someone have the songs i am interested!!!!! i can send mp3 if you want!??? i am michel

By Anonymous vartoch, at 11 March, 2011 19:26  

you can find me on facebook !!

By Anonymous vartoch, at 11 March, 2011 19:28  

vartoch - i'm not on facebook- can you email me?

By Blogger mordi, at 18 March, 2011 17:33  

vartoch i'm looking for Leonie's tracks for ages !!!!
Can you please send them to me here > michelkasparian@gmail.com
Thank you !

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 November, 2011 18:04  

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