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Friday, September 08, 2006

French music a gogo : Alice Dona

Alice Dona,a most jazzy yé-yé girl,recorded her first single when she was almost 17 in 1963 "Mon train de banlieue - Demain,j’ai dix sept ans".She composed and sometimes wrote her own songs.Her songs were also interpreted by a whole bunch of other artists,most notably French singer Serge Lama with whom she also collaborated on songs for a while.Between 1963 and 1964 Alice made six superb singles and ep's.She also recorded in Italian sometimes.The ep pictured on the left seems to be the most sought after,her other ep's and singles can be found relatively cheap.She performed for the first time at the Olympia in Paris in 1963.In 1965 she married Bernard Ricci,singer of "Les Célibataires" (I guess that group had to change their name!).In 1967 the fact that Alice was pregnant stopped her from performing and recording for a while,and she decided to write songs for other artists instead.By the early 70's she was back.She still performs and records to this day.(Big thanks to 60-one)

C'est pas prudent
Mon train de banlieu
Les garçons
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7 Comments:

  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger litlgrey said…

    I can't get the file share pages for any of the Alice Dona tracks to load. The post is only one day old... the links can't have expired THAT quickly.
    By the way, Le Mini Coopers, that link works fine.

     
  • At 8:40 AM, Blogger litlgrey said…

    I take that back. Now it's working.

    Ne'er mind!

     
  • At 8:44 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    HI litlgrey,I've tried it and it seems to work now,I know from experience that sometimes ohshare does has some hiccups (too many users?),but if you try later it always seems to do the trick! :)

     
  • At 9:00 PM, Blogger Davecat said…

    the first couple of bars of 'C'est pas prudent' was actually sampled by a retro-loungey band called Ursula 1000. This song was bouncing round in my brain for the longest time, as I was like 'where the hell have I heard this before??'
    Mystery solved! :-)

    And yeah, ohShare seems to work alright for me. As long as it's not Rapidshare. ANYTHING is better than Crapidshare. :-\

     
  • At 4:51 AM, Blogger marty said…

    Thanks! I"m glad to hear some Alice Dona other than the Ultra Chicks stuff.

    ohshare works fine for me.
    I don't have any problems with rapidshare either.

     
  • At 4:17 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    HI davecat,nice to see you here again,it seems a lot of people have problems with rapidshare,so I won't use that!
    Hi Marty,all thanks to the great 60-one! :)

     
  • At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Alice Don just composed a song for the movie "Christian".
    The title is : "A quelques années de toi".
    In English "a few years apart".
    See the film website :
    www.christian.lefilm.free.fr

     

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