Schlocker ..........

Anything that makes me tick and get a kick.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

French music a gogo : Christine Delaroche

Christine was a second-generation yé-yé girl and purveyor of typical late sixties "baroque-pop" in a similar vein as Violaine and Clothilde,there is also a connection with Germinal Tenas.She also had a career as an actress and her most famous role was in The 1965 mini-series "Belphégor" ,to my surprise she also appeared in an episode of "The New Avengers"! (Adapted from the yé-yé girls website)

Les tigres et les minets

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French music a gogo : More Stella

Some fabulous songs from her first ep from 1963.Stella was only 13 when she recorded it.Even her early songs were always different,funny and ironic it seems.More about Stella in the archive. (Thanks to 60-one!)

Les parents twist
Pourquoi pas moi

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

French music video a gogo : Les Parisiennes

Scopitone of their "Il fait trop beau pour travailler".
A big thanks to Spiked Candy for introducing me to them. Right on,girls!

EXTRA A better quality version of Rosalia's "Chica ye yé" here. (Big thanks to 60-one for the tweaking)

French music a gogo : Zanini

Check out the original of the song made famous by Bardot!
Update The true original seems to be the Brazilian song called "Nem vem que não tem", written by Carlos Imperial and recorded for the first time in 1967 by the late real great Wilson Simonal, just one of his big hits.(Thanks to refer for the info)

Wilson Simonal-Nem vem que não tem

Zanini-Tu veux,tu veux pas

Brigitte Bardot-Tu veux ou tu veux pas

Watch Zanini's "sexy" scopitone here.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

German music a gogo : More Sweetles

German girl-group Die Sweetles only made two 45's,this song is the b-side of their fab "Ich wünsch mir zum Geburtstag einen Beatle" 45 and translates as "School is out".Great song girls,anyone who makes a "Papa oom mow mow" rip-off is ok in my book!

Die Schule ist aus

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Pssss Also stop by at Splendida project,the new "super-blog" which will host a group of contributors from other well-known blogs,it's still in it's baby-shoes right now,but we'll see where it goes... :)
Update Splendida seems to be off with a bang,lots of contributors,and more to come. A big thank you to all who were up for this loony idea! :)

Spanish music a gogo : Dúo Dinámico

No it's not Batman and Robin but Manuel de la Calva and Ramón Arcusa! These guys started off in the fifties as "The Dinamic Boys" but since a radio-presenter couldn't pronounce their name in English and just called them "Dúo Dinámico",they've called themselves that way ever since.They had an amazing career from 1959 till 1973 and then from 1986 till 2001! On the right you can see them having fun with Massiel at the 1968 Eurovision song-festival! Here are some nice pants-swingers for you all.I've also included a very funny videoclip (check out their Beatle-wigs and sounds!) of the boys performing "Volver el rock" from their 1968 Spanish movie "Una chica para dos".
(Big big thanks to 60-one!)

15 años tiene mi amor
Pepe's clan
Dime porqué
Volvera el rock vid (Windows Media Player required 8 MB)

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Music a gogo : The Winged Avenger

For all fans of Mina and Ennio Morricone,check our Robert's Winged Avenger ,also lots more cool stuff! Robert has me excited every time I visit,and my neighbours are having the time of their lives! :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Spanish music a gogo : Conchita Velasco

Conchita (also known as Concha) is a very respected Spanish actress that quite accidentally became a yé-yé singer. In the 1965 movie "Historias de la Televisión" (TV stories) Conchita sang the ironic "Chica YeYé" (yé-yé girl), composed by ... yes, Algueró/Guijarro. This wonderful song, that represents very well Spanish yé-yé, was a phenomenal success, instantly transforming Conchita into a pop star.There are many versions of the song, Conchita's is the original and arguably the best (with the exception perhaps of Rosalia's, another Spanish "yeyé" girl). Conchita never took very seriously her singing career.She always approached ironically her recordings. In the second half of the sixties she recorded several EPs for the Spanish label Belter,which included many tracks of Guijarro/Algueró. Antonio Guijarro's lyrics are usually rather sarcastic, and often work better performed by limited singers."Beatnik" was the main track of one of those ep's. In the song Conchita, who sounds totally rural and uncouth, sings that she can't love his persistent suitor because he's not beatnik enough, and she only could love someone that dresses and moves like a beatnik. By the end of the sixties Conchita´s moment as a yé-yé singer was over. She concentrated in her career as an actress which includes a lot of successes. She´s still very active.(Big thanks to 60-one and Julio Niño)

Chica ye yé-Conchita Velasco
Chica ye yé-Rosalia

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French music video a gogo : Annie Girardot

Great song by French actrice Annie Girardot from the 1968 French movie "Erotissimo". Annie is a middle-age wife, still sexy and pampered by her husband, Phillippe, who is the owner and general manager of a dynamic company. Under the deluge of sexy Swedish movies, sexy advertising on the streets, sexy intimate clothing in ladies' shops, and even talks about sex and marital infidelity with her mother and female friends, Annie starts feeling left aside by her husband, and trying to attract in a number of ways - and failing. It's not the all-purpose secretary at the office that is keeping him late, it's a tax expert that, asking the most innocent questions, is finding out how Philippe can manage a company without profits, and still manage a home, may be two... with high quality levels.(Artemis-9)
The song-title translates as "The woman with false eye-lashes".

La femme faux cils vid

Friday, May 12, 2006

Spanish music a gogo : more Marisol

Another great song by the one and only Marisol, the title-theme from the 1962 movie "Tómbola".


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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Spanish music video a gogo : Marisol

Fantastic wacky but fun performance by Spanish yé-yé girl and international super-star Marisol from the 1965 movie "Busqueme a esa chica".

Turn up loud!

Mi pequena estrella vid

Maybe it's time for some more French yé-yé? Or should I continue my international adventure? Just let me know...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Spanish music a gogo : Alicia Granados

Great stuff from the 12 year old Alicia who won the 8th song-festival of Benidorm with "Nocturno",in 1966 she was the youngest Spanish singer.


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German music a gogo : more Teddy Parker

More great songs from the one and only Teddy Parker,get ready to twist the night away!
The choice resident of Munich Teddy Parker had two careers: As cover-artist he copied end of the 50's to the mid of the 60's (under various aliases) everything that had rank and name in the hit parades for the cheap label Tempo. And as Teddy Parker, who began once as Claus Herwig, he even came into the Charts in 1963. "Nachtexpress nach St. Tropez" was the successful Twist title and it provided for the young singer a few solid years in the record and music film business.Eventually all music remained only a hobby.Teddy Parker started work at the beginning of the 70's as a music editor to the Bavarian broadcast,but he still had some hits.That's where he also works today and he keeps performing for his fans to this day.There's a compilation cd available from Bear Family Records. (big thanks again to 60-one,just love "Hätt ich ein weisses Sportcoupé",what a great song!)

Nachtexpress nach St. Tropez
Hätt ich ein weisses Sportcoupé
Wir sind jung (commercial flexi with Hannelore Auer)

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Italian music a gogo : Soundtracks!

Everybody should realise by now that Italian soundtracks from the sixties and early seventies are a goldmine just waiting to be discovered.
Here's something from the 1966 Italian/Spanish co-production "Kiss Kiss...Bang Bang" with vocals by Nancy Cuomo and music by Cassia and Bruno Nicolai.(big thanks to 60-one)
Love Love...Bang Bang (in English)

And something from one of my all-time faves,the 1968 Italian/French co-production "Diabolik" with vocals by Christy (who also did some work with Piero Piccioni) and music by Ennio Morricone.Unfortunately the master-tapes of this soundtrack were supposedly destroyed in a fire and all that remains on record are the 2 songs released by Christy on a 45...
Deep down (in Italian)

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French music video a gogo : Dalida

Dalida, the beautiful, tragic French chanteuse born in Egypt to Italian parents, was active in the film and music world beginning in the 1950's. She first worked as a double for Joan Collins in The Egyptian, after which she travelled to France, where she was quickly signed to Barclay records. Her output during her Barclay years (1956 through 1970) consisted largely of French versions of American, British, Italian, and occasionally German hits.
Speedy Gonzalez and Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny-Yellow-Polka-Dot-Bikini (Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny-Tout-Petit- Petit-Bikini) are particularly amusing in French. After changing labels in 1970, she began to record more originals, having even greater chart success in France and other countries. Dalida left us on 3 May 1987. (courtesy davdmock)
Here's a great performance by Dalida from the 1961 French/Italian movie "Parlez-moi d'amour/Che femmina... e che dollari!"

Itsi bitsi petit bikini vid