This was posted quite a long time ago by Unholy Rhythms but I neglected to share it. Better late than never. This whole thing is pretty fantastique.
About a week ago, I promised Matthew of Turntable Kitchen, a list of 60’s French covers. I offered him a .zip file of some great tunes it but it got me thinking. Why not just curate and share it with the blogosphere?
I decided to store an “artist note” within the ID3 tags. It’s a sort of “cheat sheet” on finding out who originally made the track famous. You can play a game of “what song is this?” or just go back and reference it if your memory fails you (like mine often does). While the list may not be comprehensive, there is a plethora of these tracks to dig up and uncover, it was still a challenge to choose the best of the best. Two of these tracks (Les Gams - “Il la le truc” and Sheila “Bang Bang”) you might remember from my first flashback mix called “Give Into Temptation”. Usually, I refrain from repeating tracks from previous compilations/mixes but these two are too good to pass up and are favorites of mine. It is also a chance for those that didn’t get a chance to listen to it the first time to hear it now.
I don’t have too much to say about this other than listen and enjoy! Merci beaucoup~!
U/R 60’s French Covers: I Can Only Give You Everything
- Marie Laforêt - Et Si Je T’Aime
- Richard Anthony - Fille Sauvage
- Ronnie Bird - Chante
- Pussy Cat - Vive La Mariee
- Johnny Halliday - Les Portes Du Penitentier
- Gillian Hills - Rentre Sans Moi
- Petula Clark - La Nuit N’en Finit Plus
- Sylvie-Anne - Un Tours Dehors
- Sylvie Vartan - Ne L’imite Pas
- Claude Francois - J’attendrai
- Les Surfs - Reviens Vite Et Oublie
- Annie Philippe - Baby Love
- Les Gams - Il a le truc
- Dusty Springfield - Reste Encore Un Instant
- Sheila - Bang Bang
- Élégantes - Mon Soldat
- Chantal Goya - Dans la nuit
- Francoise Hardy - Quel mal y a-t-il à ça
- Tiny Yong - En Rêve
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**NOTE: Les Gams - Il a le truc is a cover of The Exciters’ “He’s Got The Power” not “Tell Him”. Oops!
♪ File under: 60’s french pop, ye-ye, chanson, french pop, covers