Friday, June 30, 2006

Michèle Richard

Michèle Richard is a french-canadian singer, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec in 1946. Michèle's singing career began when she was 10 years old, after appearing on her father's local TV show.

The peak of her popularity was in the 1960's, where Michèle, in her late teens and early twenties, brought miniskirts and go go boots to french Canada. Michèle's success lay in her ability to deliver the mod sound of the swinging sixties to her teen Quebecois audience. Her hits included french covers of such artists as the Beatles, Sonny and Cher and the Supremes, to name a few. These songs were pure 60's pop, dealing with boyfriends, break-ups, and having fun. She could be seen every week performing these hits on the teen variety show, "Jeunesse d'aujourd'hui" (inspired by the "American Bandstand" concept).

Michèle won the coveted award of Miss Radio and Television at the Gala des Artistes, in 1967 and, as a result, was asked to sing the official theme song of Expo 67. The 45 record included the original french version "Un jour un jour" on side A as well as it's english counterpart, "Hey Friend Say Friend" on the B side.

Michéle Richard - Les boîtes à go go

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sounds familiar? (1)

Gloria Jones (born 12 September 1938 in Longview, Texas) is an African-American singer. She recorded the 1964 northern soul classic "Tainted Love", later a hit for the UK synth-pop duo Soft Cell and, later, Marilyn Manson. This version is effin' groovy!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


As much of a star as Sylvie was, she didn't sell as many records as Sheila, at least not in the 60's. Annie Chancel, born Aug. 6, 1946, became Sheila when she started as a performer managed by Claude Carrère, a talent agent, manager, singer and songwriter. More..

Sheila - Vous Les Copains

Sheila - Les Rois Mages

Sheila - Bang Bang

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Christie Laume

I don't know anything about Christie Laume, except that she made two EP's in the sixties. Rouge Rouge is taken from the compilation Ultra Chicks Vol.1, Agathe ou Cristie from Ultra Chicks Vol 3, and L'Adorable Femme des Neiges from Femmes de Paris Volume 1.

Christie Laume - Rouge Rouge

Christie Laume - Agathe ou Cristie

Christie Laume - L'Adorable Femme des Neiges

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Les Milady's

French-Canadian girlgroup. Their recordings span from 1967-1972.
Here is some really nice songs and a cover of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood's Sugartown.

Les Milady's - Monsieur Dupont

Les Milady's - Avec toi je vivrais ma vie

Les Milady's - Sugartown

Liar, liar, pants on fire

One of the great one-hit wonders of the mid-'60s, the Castaways were a Minneapolis group with a catchy, garage sound best exemplified by their lone national hit, "Liar Liar." This 22-track anthology takes listeners through the band's entire history, right up to the present time, including a "Liar Liar 2000" remake. Along the way, the band goes through the customary stylistic changes (from garage to Beatles cops to soul to psychedelia) in search of that elusive second hit that most bands go through, trying new styles to fit the changing times until coming full circle back to their original sound. Great notes on the band's history and the new cuts brings a nice sense of closure to the package. More about them


The Castaways - Liar Liar

Monday, June 19, 2006

Danish Delights: The Lollipops

A popular Danish 60's teen group.
Debuted in 1960 when they were only 10, 9 and 12 years old. Their tracks feature pre-pubescent saprano crooning from brothers Torben and Jørgen Lundgreen. On the song "Do You Know (How Much I Love You)" they sing, "I want to be your man boy, oh yeah!"

The Lollipops were introduced to the Swedish audience by the pirate station Radio Syd. In record time they had received idol worship and fan hysteria never experienced before.

The Lollipops - Lollipop Shake Shake that lollipop!
The Lollipops - Do you know (How Much I Love You) Clearly a lot of inspiration from The Beatles.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

I can't give you anything but love... baby

Want some Spanish yé-yé? Meltorm have loads of it, baby! That and a lot of other great stuff!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Café clips: Claudia Cardinale & David Niven

Watch charming David Niven attempting to seduce the beautiful Claudia Cardinale while she lies on a bear skin rug in front of the fireplace, drunk on champagne, telling you about her first zsrafari... frazari... wild animal hunt. Yep, that's a scene you will never forget. A must-see! From The Pink Panther (1963)

Café clips: Fran Jeffries in The Pink Panther

A classic moment: Fran Jeffries had a little cameo in The Pink Panther (1963) where she sang the song 'It Had Better Be Tonight' in Italian. The title is "Meglio Stasera" and the Italian lyrics were written by Franco Migliacci. Music by Henry Mancini.
Also starring in the clip: Peter Sellers, Capucine, Robert Wagner, David Niven, Claudine Cardinale.

Claudine Longet - Nothing To Lose (The Party)

Adorable Claudine Longet playing Michele Monet in the 1968 Peter Sellers movie, The Party (directed by Blake Edward). She sings the strangely hypnotic song 'Nothing To Lose' which was released as a single on A&M that year.

Download mp3: Claudine Longet - Love is Blue

Requested by Flunkyrat!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Frédérique Hoschédé (born on 14 July 1953 in Paris, France), known as Dorothée, is a French singer and actress.
She started her TV career in the Dorothée et Blablatus show.
She also had a brief cinema career, playing in 1978 in L'amour en fuite, François Truffaut's last film in the Antoine Doinel series, and in 1981 in Pile ou face by Robert Enrico.
From 1982 to 1987, she presented the Récré A2 TV show on Antenne 2, then the Club Dorothée show (TF1) until 1997.
Here is some cute songs from Dorothée's singing carrer. Very childish and 80's!
Dorothée - Rox et Rouky
Dorothée - Qu'il est bête

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Danish Delights: Birthe Wilke

Birthe Wilke (born, March 19, 1936) is a popular Danish singer. She grew up in a musical family in Copenhagen's Vesterbro area.
Already as a teenager she won a talent competition at the National Scala Theatre in Copenhagen, sang as solist with Bruno Henriksen's Orchestra at Tivoli and made her first recording. She was named "Denmark's Doris Day" and recorded "Que sera sera" in 1956.
After qualifying in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest, she participated in Eurovision Song Contest 1957 where she sang ’’Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat’’ (literal translation, The Ship is Leaving Tonight) with Gustav Winckler. They ranked number 3, and stunned television audiences with a 32-second long kiss at the end of their performance.
She also participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 where she sang solo ’’Uh-Jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig’’ (”'Oh - I wish I were you”'). She ranked number 5.

Birthe Wilke - Pepito
Birthe Wilke - Uh, hvor ville jeg ønske jeg var dig
Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler - Skibet skal sejle i nat