Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Danish Delights (9): More Vivi

As promised to regular visitor Kate, here's more songs by 'The Danish Brigitte Bardot', 60's girl Vivi Bach. Next Danish Delight will be Gitte.

Here's the original post with even more Vivi songs. Go Go Go!

Vivi Bach - Alle Männer sind Räuber
Vivi Bach - Mi scusi, mi scusi, Signore
Vivi Bach - Playboy
Vivi Bach - Let's Shake

Buy the 'Best Of' CD here

Monday, November 27, 2006

Cover up (2): These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" is a pop song composed by Lee Hazlewood and first recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released in February, 1966, and attained number one in the United States and United Kingdom Pop charts.
Sinatra was encouraged by Hazlewood to sing the song as if she were a sixteen-year-old girl giving the brush-off to a forty-year-old man. Sinatra's recording of the song was made with the help of notable Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. This session included Hal Blaine on drums, Tommy Tedesco and Billy Strange on guitars, Ollie Mitchell, Roy Caton and Lew McCreary on horns, Carol Kaye on electric bass, and Chuck Berghofer on double bass, providing the notable bass line.
Carol Kaye: "Arranger Billy Strange believed in using the two basses together. Producer Lee Hazlewood asked Chuck to put a sliding run on the front of the tune. Chuck complied by playing notes about three tones apart (4-6 frets apart), but Lee stopped the take. "No Chuck, make your sliding notes closer together", and that is what you hear." The song was adopted by troops in Vietnam when they marched. Sinatra traveled there in the mid- to late-60s to perform for the U.S. soldiers.

Almost 40 covers:

Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

60's girls
Eileen - Questi stivale sono fatti per camminare
Eileen - Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher
Eileen - Diese stiefel sind zum wandern (Thanks, Joerg!)
Renée Martel - These boots are made for walkin' (Thank you again again ... Franss :)
Muguette - Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher (Thanks, Kate)
Annet Hesterman - Draag schoenen om te lopen (Thanks to Wouter)
Yvonne Prenosilova - Boty proti lásce (Thanks Richard)

Instrumental a go go
Boots Randolph - These boots are made for walkin'
The Ventures - These boots are made for walkin'
Amazing Dance Band - These boots are made for walkin'
Billy Strange - These boots are made for walkin'
Klaus Wunderlich - These boots are made for walkin'
Balsara and his singing sitars - These boots are made for walkin'
Ozzie Torrens - These boots are made for walkin'
Burbank Philharmonic - These boots are made for walkin'
Peter Herbolzheimer - These boots are made for walkin'

Other pearls:
Beau Brummels - These boots are made for walkin' (Thanks, Earth goes around)
Yna Ito - These boots are made for walkin' (Thanks, Earth goes around)
Lee Hazlewood - These boots are made for walkin'
Ella Fitzgerland - These boots are made for walkin'
Ella Fitzgerald - These boots are made for walkin'
Loretta Lynn - These boots are made for walkin'
Supremes - These boots are made for walkin'
Don Ho - These boots are made for walkin'
Alan Tew - These boots are made for walkin'
Los Salvajes - These boots are made for walkin'
Mrs. Miller - These boots are made for walkin'
Sunny Domestosz - These boots are made for walkin'
New Christy Minstrels - These boots are made for walkin'
The Artwoods - These boots are made for walkin'
The Unwanted - These boots are made for walkin'
Le Grande Sophie - These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Thanks, Franss)
Rangers - These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Again, thanks to Franss)
Les Sans Culottes - Ces Bottes (Thanks Woodshed)
Paula Yates with B.E.F - These Boots are made for walkin' (Thanks Guuzbourg)
Geri Halliwell - These boots are made for walkin'
Sam Phillips - These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (thanks Mario)

Look in my comments for more covers and recommendations from my awesome visitors... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Jany L

I don't have any information about Jany L, except that she made 2 ep's in late 60's, and this one is from 1969. She sounded a lot like Brigitte Bardot - just listen to this psych song with cute chinese piano and drums.

Jany L. - Le Restaurant Chinois

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Karo (real name Caroline Vallée), was born in 1946 in Sherbrooke Québec, Canada. She started out in Le Trio BAK with (as I understands) yeye girl Renee Martel. They had some minor hits as "Les marionnettes", and "Un jeune homme bien" (those seems impossible to find.. anyone?). In 1966-1967 she recorded of the resumptions of songs for 'Match', a company which specialized in the sale of 45 turns at reduced prices. Later she won first price at a radio concours Decouvertes ("discoveries" of CFTM). Thereafter, she recorded her own composition "Une Garcon en mini-jupe" which gained an immediate success. Karo settled in Montreal and started to occur in cabarets. In 1968 her compositions "Sur ma moto"and "Les Bibittes" came out and the singer participated in the well known Musicorama tour in Quebec.. She is a professor in languages today and has her own school.

An anthology was released in 1999 on Disques Mérite.

Karo - Un garçon en mini-jupe
Karo - Ti-fils à papa
Karo - Les Bibettes

more than 1500 visitors at Christmas a go go yesterday!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - 69 annee erotique

I adore this song, actually I like it better than Je t'aime .. moi non plus! So I uploaded the vid to my Youtube: A cute Jane Birkin lying on the piano smiling to a chain-smoking Serge.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Elke Sommer

b. 1940 in Berlin. German pin-up girl, actress, artist, entertainer, and singer! You have might seen her in the Pink Panther movie A Shot In The Dark with my favourite actor Peter Sellers. She speaks seven different languages. She believes in ghosts.

Elke Sommer - Alors Qu'hier Encore

Extra: as requested by popseek, here is James Clarke - Blow up a gogo!

Should there be more instrumental 60's club music on the blog?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Christmas A Go Go!

Remember when the candy tasted a little sweeter, the Christmas tree was a bit greener, and the snow whiter? This is our collection of the funniest, sweetest, and best of the classic and newer Christmas songs, that will get you in the right spirit and get you the best compilation ever! Think cheesy, 60's, french, rare, funky, soul, and much more!

Bloggers allstar - Mordi from Blowupdoll - Christine from SpikedCandy - Bruno from Schlocker - Guuzbourg from Filles Sourires - Roy from Germans Under Cover - and me !


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Les Flechettes

The group was created by Claude François at the end of the 60's (around 1968). They were named Les Fléchettes after the record label "Disques Flèche" that Claude François just started. The group (around 1969 according of the liner-notes of one of their singles) consisted of:
Martine Lejeune : 20 years old, exsecretary, blonde, 1,60m. Francine Chabot : 18 years old, exstudent, brunette, 1,65m.
Catherine Bonnevay : 17 years old, exstudent, blonde, 1,63m.
Dominique Bonnevay : 19 years old, exsecretary, brunette, 1,59m.
Dominique and Catherine were sisters and the other girls were cousins so it was a bit of a family affair!
They were backing-singers for Claude François on stage and on his records but they also recorded their own.

Thanks again to Bruno for the translation!

Les Flechettes - Je Vends Du Reve
Les Flechettes - Une Fille Est Toujours Belle (cover of Turtles 'Elenore')

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Can't find any information or picture about the artist and song - but enjoy this brilliant french pop song approximately from around 1967 :-) and oh, any Warhol fans here?

Thanks to the wonderful Spikedcandy, we can now see the cover of Miss Tienou! Click to enlarge.

Tienou et les Wind-Dings - Pop Art

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


From ye-ye girls & Wikipedia:
Real name: Daniele Groule
Boyish and wild Dani, was born on October 1, 1945 in Castres, Tarn, France. Dani was meant to have been France's Eurovision Song Contest 1974 entry, but the President Georges Pompidou died in the week of the competition, so she never entered Eurovision properly. In cinema she has played in the last Antoine Doinel-Adventure Love on the Run a short-time-affair of Antoine, Christine's friend Liliane. In the late 70's she had drug problems (she wrote a book about that), then she came back to music with the help of Etienne Daho. In 1993 she recorded a great (and almost unknown) album with the Stranglers : 'N Comme Never Again'. She's now running a big flowers business 'Au nom de la Rose' in France.

Check these groovy Dani-songs. Want more?

Dani - Dring Dring
Dani - Sans Astérisque

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Delphine was a Belgian yéyé girl. Her real name was Delphine Bury and she lived in the area of Charleroi. She made killer tracks. Need to know more?

Delphine - La Fermeture Èclair (We the people - In the past)
Delphine - Les prisons de sa majesté

These are unfortunately the only songs I have by her. Help!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Honor Blackman covers Gainsbourg

Honor Blackman was not only one of the most stylish and gorgeous British actresses, famous for her characters in the Bond movie Goldfinger (Pussy Galore) or in the serial The Avengers (1st season), but she was also a singer who made one, pretty rare, LP in 1964, entitled Everything Ive got, that was recieved well.
Honor Blackman wasn't the biggest singer but defintly one of the coolest... Plus, it's Honor Blackman.

Listen to this adaptation of La Javanaise by Serge Gainsbourg and enjoy!

Honor Blackman - Men will decieve you