Schlocker ..........

Anything that makes me tick and get a kick.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Danish music a gogo : Ulla Pia

I don't know that much about Ulla Pia,she represented Denmark in the 1966 Eurovison songcontest with this song that translates as "stop,while the going is good" (backed by 2 dancers who did the stop-dance) and had several other hits in the sixties in her home country.She also sang in German and appeared in 3 Danish 60's movies
Stop,mens legen er go (in Danish) expired

Thursday, January 26, 2006

French music a gogo : More Tonia

Some-one requested more songs from Belgian singer Tonia,so here we go! More about Tonia in the archives

Joli petit poisson
Tommy Jones

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Finnish music a gogo : Ann Christine Nyström

Ann Christine made about 24 singles and 3 ep's in the period between 1962 and 1969.In 1966 she represented Finland in the Eurovision song-contest with this song.A translation of the text in English can be found here.

Playboy (in Finnish)

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Dutch music a gogo : Iris Zegveld

"On her one and only release (on Relax records) Iris is backed by Short 66.It's the typical one-off recording so common for these teen-singers,who they were is almost impossible to track down.But what we have here is one of the most charming records of it's kind.For a big part it's because of the nice sparse arrangement by Short 66 but it's also the lyrics and the beautiful voice of Iris.It was released in 1966."(Andy Warhoofd/From the kitchen to the garage-edit)(Oh and that's not Iris pictured on the left!)

Ik ken je beter,Peter (in Dutch)

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

French music a gogo : Annie Cordy

Belgian born singer Annie Cordy arrived in Paris in the early 50's.There she built a career in music-hall,movies and as a singer,a career that lasts to this day.Her music is a mix of all styles imaginable but above all very funny.Here she covers a Nino Ferrer song (1969).

Je vends des robes

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

French music a gogo : Elizabeth

Elizabeth tells us how beautiful, how marvellous and how hip she is,talk about being cocky! She once appeared on a French televison show, wearing an incredible yellow miniskirt, singing another song from her one (66-67?) ep (on Relax records).

Je suis sublime

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

French music a gogo : Laura Ulmer

Laura Ulmer made 3 French ep's and 4 Canadian singles and an album.She was the daughter of Danish born Georges Ulmer who became a famous cartoonist,singer and actor when he moved to France in the early 40's .
Like her father,Laura also became a singer and she even appeared in a few movies.

Les cover-girls

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Music a gogo : Samantha

Belgian girl-singer Samantha sung mostly in Dutch but sometimes also in other languages (English,Spanish...).
Her career didn't take off until the 70's.In 1967 she entered the "song festival" Cantonissima (her big tv debut) and she also participated in several other contests throughout the 60's such as the 1969 Knokke Cup.Personally I love her 60's songs.
This song translates as "Stealer of hearts".

Hartedief (in Dutch)

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French music a gogo : more yé-yé unknowns

First up we have Sophie Mansart and then we have Tammy St. John who I know is British but here she sings in French.

Sophie Mansart - Au secours aidez-moi

Tammy St. John - Boys

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Music a gogo : Gitte

Danish born Gitte Haenning already made her first record (together with her father) when she was eight.In 1958 she got her first recording-contract and stormed (now solo) the Danish hit-parade.In 1960 she already recorded a jazzsong with Laurie Johnson,she also worked with Oscar Pettiford and Stan Getz.Meanwhile she had also begun to sing in German and Dutch,but her great love remained jazz.Her big break-through in Germany came in 1963 with the song "Ich will 'nen Cowboy als Mann" (more than 800.000 copies sold).Gitte also made versions in Dutch,English and Danish.Everybody went nuts about this little girl with the cute Danish accent!Following this she teamed up with German singer Rex Gildo to make six 45's and an album.But after a while Gitte felt she had enough of the sugar-coated image and decided to go solo again.She decided to bring more cheeky songs instead.From 1966 on a series of hit-singles followed.In the 70's,80's and 90's she was still one of the top-stars in Germany and she performs there to this day.Thanks to Guuzbourg again!

Bongo boy (in Dutch)

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Monday, January 09, 2006

French music a gogo : Annie Philippe

At the age of 17 Annie Philippe was already dj-ing at the Twenty-One discotheque where she met Paul Mauriat.A year and some singing lessons later she had her first ep put out on the Riviera label. Her style was situated somewhere between Sylvie Vartan and France Gall, singing a mixture of uptempo pop songs and orchestrated ballads.In 1966 she had her biggest hit with "Ticket de quai".Strangely enough she changed record-company shortly after and moved to Philips for 2 years.In 1968 she changed record-company again,this time to Flèche (the new and prestigious label of Claude François) where she made her last record.

C'est la mode

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French music a gogo : Yé-yé unknowns

Not much is known about these yé-yé girls but they sure could swing! First up is Aline who only made one ep (pictured on the left) and then we have Claire Dixon who made at least 7 ep's (right).

Aline - L'éducation

Claire Dixon - On m'appelle petit bout de chou

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Music a gogo : Xaviera Hollander

Once a sensation in her own right,I guess everybody knows the happy hooker by now.Thanks to the great Guuzbourg we are now all able to enjoy one of her,how can I say,unique songs:this steamy version of the Beatle classic.


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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

German music a gogo : Die Sweetles

German girl-group Die Sweetles only made two 45's,this one translates as "I want a Beatle for my birthday"! Seems these girls knew what they wanted!

Ich wünsch' mir zum Geburtstag einen Beatle

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