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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Italian music a gogo : Gemelle Kessler

What's better than 1 yé-yé girl? Two! And what's even better? Twins! The German born Kessler Twins (well-known as star dancers in the Paris Lido by the late 50's) became a sensation when they moved to Italy in the early 60's and started recording there.They performed all over the world and still do in Germany.If there's interest I'll consider doing a special on them since not much seems to available in English...Watch them dance and sing "Quando quando" (scopitone) here,turn up loud!

Il giro
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Upcoming:a special on Les Surfs (with lots of their international stuff),more La Cricca,Brazil's Silvinha,French wonder Cléo (finally finished that one) and much more!

19 Comments:

  • At 11:21 AM, Anonymous italianbeat said…

    Hi bruno. An information on this song:

    The word "giro", and the phrase "sono nel giro" it means to be on the group of friend but more extensively in the trend of the Beat way of life.

    Nice ye ye!

     
  • At 11:33 AM, Anonymous YEYEOHYEAH said…

    Hi Bruno
    Thanks for this post and your kind earlier comments Re: my mum.
    I would love to find out a bit more about the Kessler twins as all i can remember about them is seeing them in some old German films and the fact that they had legs that went on forever.
    Cheers mate
    YEYEOHYEAH

     
  • At 3:14 AM, Anonymous pplipp said…

    Many thanks !!!
    i was looking for a video by le gemelle (that are so great)

    yeeees, a special post a special post !!!!

     
  • At 9:28 PM, Blogger Davecat said…

    Kinda going along with what italianbeat said, the song sounds rather like 'I'm In with the In Crowd' by the Mamas and the Papas. Seeing as that I've never heard the song in its entirety, it might well be a cover..

     
  • At 11:48 AM, Anonymous italianbeat said…

    Hi davecat, I don't know the M & P song, Thanks for the notice. I would like to heard it.

    Ah, if someone wants to know of the year in which it has been recorded "il giro"... in the end there is the riff of Satisfaction!

     
  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi Italianbeat,yes this is a cover of "The "in" crowd",originally by Dobie Gray!
    Hi yeyeohyeah,yes those legs made them famous on Italian tv,I'll do a special on them in the near future! :)
    Hi pplipp,I stumbled on that scopitone by accident,good thing I recognised them!The mix of Italian and German in the song is quite interesting. :)
    Hi davecat,yes it's a cover of Dobie Gray's "The "in" crowd" ,which in turn was covered by The Mamas and Papas,and a lot of others.Showing once more the big influence of American music on European yé-yé. :)

     
  • At 2:51 PM, Anonymous italianbeat said…

    Very famous in the sixtiess they are a TV phenomenon ...Loooong legged girls! :P

     
  • At 4:38 AM, Anonymous pplipp said…

    hey ... how is it possible to get in touch with italianbeat ? :) grazie in anticipo

     
  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger Lush said…

    You were the quick one here.. was about to post the same ;)

     
  • At 1:22 PM, Blogger Bruno said…

    I'll send him an e-mail tomorrow. :)

     
  • At 12:39 AM, Anonymous italianbeat said…

    Hi pplipp, Hi Sofie.
    What I have said a lot interesting?
    Bruno you can give mine mail them . Bye

     
  • At 3:21 AM, Blogger Lush said…

    Haha I meant I was about to post Gemelle Kessler..

     
  • At 4:12 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    You must be kidding,right? :)
    What songs do you have from them?

     
  • At 7:40 AM, Blogger Lush said…

    3-4 more than that one, shall I send them to you so you can post them?

     
  • At 12:47 PM, Blogger Bruno said…

    I have monkiss,l'estate corte,heute abend...,la notte è piccola,would be real nice of you to send any other ones! :)

     
  • At 5:48 PM, Anonymous robert said…

    i have a version of a carmen villani song i posted by the kessler twins

     
  • At 2:40 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi Robert,do you know the title? Sofie from dans mon café just send me a bunch of songs from them,so then I can check if I already have it... :)

     
  • At 9:27 AM, Anonymous robert said…

    it's quelli belli

     
  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi Robert,Sofie already got me that one,but thanks anyway! :)

     

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