May 31, 2021
Start Date: April 29, 2021
Final Price: £20.00 (GBP)
Seller Feedback: 5021
Buyer Feedback: 0
VARIOUS ARTISTS "C'est Chic! French Girl Singers Of The 1960s" (Ace International HIQLP 005)
Brand new limited edition LP pressed on 180gram BLONDE VINYL!
This album comprises a dozen hand-picked highlights from the top-selling all-girl CD of the same title.
Many of the foremost female vocalists to emerge from France during the 60s are featured, including ultra-chic cover girl France Gall, cult favourite Jacqueline Taïeb, top Gallic girl group Les Gam’s and iconic singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy. Of all the yé-yé girls, only the exquisite Françoise was afforded the privilege of consistent British releases throughout the 1960s. Her vast catalogue is so consistently excellent that almost any of her recordings could have graced this collection. The pragmatic fatalism of ‘Voilà’ clinched its inclusion. Also contained are two French-singing non-nationals: Danish actress Anna Karina and Cairo-born Liz Brady.
Songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, enfant terrible of the yé-yé generation, is represented by Anna Karina’s striking, almost punkish ‘Roller Girl’, the quasi-Spector ‘Non, A Tous Les Garçons’ by Michèle Torr and France Gall’s ‘Laisser Tomber Les Filles’. If the latter sounds familiar, you may have experienced it in a Tarantino soundtrack translated as ‘Chick Habit’ by arch Francophile April March.
Factory-sealed from new in gatefold sleeve.
Tracks:— Le Coeur Au Bout Des Doigts - Jacqueline Taïeb Laisse Tomber Les Filles - France Gall Roller Girl - Anna Karina Je Suis Folle De Tant T'aimer - Arlette Zola Ne Me Laisse Pas L'Aimer - Brigitte Bardot Les Filles C'est Fait Pour Faire L'amour - Charlotte Leslie C'est La Mode - Annie Philippe Impatiente (D'être Seule Pour Pleurer) - Les Gam's with Annie Markan Non, A Tous Les Garçons - Michèle Torr L'adorable Femme Des Neiges - Christie Laume Voilà - Françoise Hardy Il Suffit D'un Jour - Liz Brady