Various Artists "C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s" LP

Various Artists "C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s" LP

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"Many of the foremost female vocalists to emerge from France during the 60s are featured, including ultra-chic cover girl France Gall, cult favourite Jacqueline Taïeb, top Gallic girl group Les Gam’s and iconic singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy. Of all the yé-yé girls, only the exquisite Françoise was afforded the privilege of consistent British releases throughout the 1960s. Her vast catalogue is so consistently excellent that almost any of her recordings could have graced this collection. The pragmatic fatalism of ‘Voilà’ clinched its inclusion. Also contained are two French-singing non-nationals: Danish actress Anna Karina and Cairo-born Liz Brady.

"Songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, enfant terrible of the yé-yé generation, is represented by Anna Karina’s striking, almost punkish ‘Roller Girl’, the quasi-Spector ‘Non, A Tous Les Garçons’ by Michèle Torr and France Gall’s ‘Laisser Tomber Les Filles’. If the latter sounds familiar, you may have experienced it in a Tarantino soundtrack translated as ‘Chick Habit’ by arch Francophile April March."