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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:32 am
by Romain
Pierre Perret - Lily - 1977

Artist Biography by John D. Buchanan (Allmusic)
The music of Pierre Perret captured the lives of the French working class with uncommon precision. A supremely gifted lyricist renowned for his mordant wit and playful eroticism, his songs employed everyday slang to startlingly poetic effect. Born in Castelsarrazin on July 9, 1934, Perret spent a sizable chunk of his adolescence in his father's restaurant, Le Café du Pont, absorbing the street-smart patois of the local workers who comprised its core clientele. At the same time, he studied music theory and saxophone, and later attended the Toulouse Conservatoire. Beginning in 1953, Perret served a three-year term in the French military. Assigned to the army music corps, he began writing his first songs, and during a subsequent stint playing guitar in support of aspiring singer Françoise Lô (later known as Sophie Makhno), he occasionally performed his own material in between sets. In time Perret came to the attention of agent Emile Hebey, who introduced him to label owner Eddie Barclay. His debut single, "Moi J'Attends Adèle," was released in 1957, but despite a regular presence on the Paris nightclub circuit, most notably an extended residency at the Colombe on the Ile de la Cité, the record failed to catch on.

After a 1958 tour of Africa and France in support of the immortal American R&B vocal quintet the Platters, Perret was diagnosed with pleurisy. He spent the better part of two years in a sanatorium, writing the songs that comprised his 1960 debut LP, Le Bonheur Conjugal, but sales were again middling and Barclay terminated his contract. Perret resurfaced on Vogue in 1963 with "Le Tord Boyaux" ("Rot Gut"). The single proved a blockbuster hit, selling more than 100,000 copies and establishing the acerbic wit that would remain the hallmark of his lyrics for the duration of his career. A series of follow-up hits including "Trop Contente" and "La Corrida" culminated with 1966's "Les Jolies Colonies de Vacances," the biggest and most beloved French pop song of its year. That November, Perret headlined his first performance at the famed Olympia Theatre, returning two years later to cut a live album. After co-starring in Claude Autant-Lara's 1969 feature film Les Patates, Perret resumed his music career with 1971's "La Cage aux Oiseaux." His biggest hit to date, 1974's "Le Zizi" ("The Willy") sold more than five million copies, but in the years to follow his music grew more thoughtful, with 1977's "Lily" winning the Prix de la Ligue Contre le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme for its attack on racism.

Perret subsequently explored suburban malaise ("Y'a des Gosses Dans l'Escalier"), abortion ("Elle Attend Son Petit"), and famine ("Riz Pile"), and spent much of the 1980s channeling his energy into books, most notably Le Petit Perret Illustré par l'Exemple. In 1983 Perret traveled to China, the inspiration behind the album Comment C'Est la Chine? In 1987, he published a cookbook, Au Petit Perret Gourmand, and continued work on a three-volume update of The Fables of La Fontaine written in contemporary slang. He did not release a new LP until 1992's Bercy Madeleine, returning a year later with Chansons de Toute une Vie, a compendium assembling 250 of his songs. The 1995 release of Anthologie de la Chanson Érotique was overshadowed by the death of Perret's youngest daughter, Julie, and after more than a year out of the limelight, he resurfaced in late 1996 with an extended stay at the Casino de Paris, recorded for a subsequent live album. That same year, he also earned the Grand Prix de la Chanson Française and published a book on the art of eating titled La Cuisine de Ma Femme.

Perret finally returned to recording with 1998's La Bête Est Revenue, a blistering meditation on the rise of the far-right French National Front. 2002's Cui-La continued to tackle weighty themes such as globalization, but on 2006's Mélangez-Vous he returned to the playful wit of his early work. During the next few years, as well as a children's album, Pierrot Chante pour les Gamins, he released a trio of records which were decidely not for children: Le Plaisir des Dieux (2007), Les Dieux Paillards (2008) and Trésors de la Paillardise (2009) collected the bawdiest and most lecherous of French songs and bore the legend "Oreilles chastes s'abstenir" ("Chaste ears should abstain"). In 2010 he returned to a more politicized style with the album La Femme Grillagée, which spoke out against the maltreatment and subordination of women.

In the mid-1970s, Pierre Perret became known in France as a comic singer through a few popular hits (Les Jolies Colonies de vacances, Le Zizi). In 1977, he published Lily, a song about racism and the integration of foreigners that marked a shift towards more committed songs. It thus highlights the situation of immigrants who are victims of violence and discrimination.

Lily tells the story of a woman who came from Somalis (now Djibouti) with other immigrants "who all came voluntarily to empty the garbage in Paris". Losing her illusions, she courageously faced racism and emigrated to the United States where she faced the same difficulties, and found some comfort in Angela Davis.

Pierre Perret came up with the idea for this song after attending a conference of the latter in New York. When he began writing the song, France still favoured economic immigration. In 1977, when Lily was published, France put an end to economic immigration three years ago in favour of family reunification, at the initiative of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

According to Pierre Perret, the song earned him many letters of insults. He received the "1978 Peace Prize" from the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism.

The League for Human Rights selects Lily for the book Hundred Poems Against Racism published in 1992. The singer Barbara pays tribute to Pierre Perret in her singing tour at Le Châtelet in 1993, by taking Lily back to the piano voice.

The song's text, which has become a "classic", was presented at the 2005 Technology Baccalaureate early test.

On May 6 and 7, 2011, "La fête à Lily", an anti-racism event held in the Bas-Rhin region, was launched with simultaneous interpretation of the song by Pierre Perret and nearly 1,500 people at 18 sites.

On la trouvait plutôt jolie, Lily,
Elle arrivait des Somalies, Lily,
Dans un bateau plein d’émigrés
Qui venaient tous de leur plein gré
Vider les poubelles à Paris.

Elle croyait qu'on était égaux, Lily,
Au pays de Voltaire et d’Hugo, Lily,
Mais pour Debussy en revanche
Il faut deux noires pour une blanche
Ça fait un sacré distinguo.

Elle aimait tant la liberté, Lily,
Elle rêvait de fraternité, Lily,
Un hôtelier rue Secrétan
Lui a précisé en arrivant
Qu’on ne recevait que des blancs.

Elle a déchargé des cageots, Lily,
Elle s’est tapé les sales boulots, Lily,
Elle crie pour vendre des choux-fleurs,
Dans la rue, ses frères de couleur
L’accompagnent au marteau-piqueur.

Et quand on l’appelait Blanche-Neige, Lily,
Elle se laissait plus prendre au piège, Lily,
Elle trouvait ça très amusant,
Même s’il fallait serrer les dents,
Ils auraient été trop contents.

Elle aima un beau blond frisé, Lily,
Qui était tout prêt à l'épouser, Lily,
Mais la belle-famille lui dit : « Nous
Ne sommes pas racistes pour deux sous
Mais on ne veut pas de ça chez nous. »

Elle a essayé l’Amérique, Lily,
Ce grand pays démocratique, Lily,
Elle aurait pas cru sans le voir
Que la couleur du désespoir
Là-bas aussi ce fût le noir.

Mais, dans un meeting à Memphis, Lily,
Elle a vu Angela Davis, Lily,
Qui lui dit : « Viens ma petite sœur,
En s’unissant, on a moins peur
Des loups qui guettent le trappeur. »

Et c’est pour conjurer sa peur, Lily,
Qu’elle lève aussi un poing rageur, Lily,
Au milieu de tous ces gugusses,
Qui foutent le feu aux autobus
Interdits aux gens de couleur.

Mais, dans ton combat quotidien, Lily,
Tu connaîtras un type bien, Lily,
Et l’enfant qui naîtra un jour
Aura la couleur de l’amour
Contre laquelle on ne peut rien.

On la trouvait plutôt jolie, Lily,
Elle arrivait des Somalies, Lily,
Dans un bateau plein d’émigrés
Qui venaient tous de leur plein gré
Vider les poubelles à Paris.

She looked rather cute, Lily
She came from Somalia, Lily
in a ship full of immigrants
who all came willingly
to sweep the streets of Paris.

She thought we were all equal, Lily,
in Voltaire and Hugo's country, Lily,
yet on Debussy's keyboard still
white keys outnumber black ones1,
that's quite a difference.

She loved freedom so much, Lily,
she dreamed of brotherhood, Lily,
a hotel clerk in Secrétan street
made it clear to her that coloured people
were not welcome here.

She hauled crates, Lily,
she did all the dirty works, Lily,
she barks to sell her cauliflowers
while in the street her coloured brothers
accompany her on their jackhammers.

And when they called her Snow White, Lily,
she did not fall for the old trick, Lily,
she found it quite amusing,
though she had to grit her teeth,
she would not give them the satisfaction.

She met a handsome blond guy, Lily,
who would gladly have married her, Lily,
but the in-laws-to-be said "we are
anything but racist, still
that kind does not belong here".

She had a go at America, Lily,
this great democratic country, Lily,
she had to see with her own eyes
that the color of despair
was black even there.

Now in a meeting in Memphis, Lily,
she met Angela Davis, Lily,
who said "come, little sister
together we are less frightened.
of the wolves circling the trapper".

So it is to soothe her fear, Lily,
that she too raises an angry fist, Lily,
among all these crackpots
who burn to the ground
these white-only busses.

Still, amidst your daily strife, Lily,
you will meet a good man, Lily,
and the child who will be born someday
will be the color of love
that nothing can reach.

She looked rather cute, Lily
She came from Somalia, Lily
in a ship full of immigrants
who all came willingly
to sweep the streets of Paris.

1. lit. "you need two quarter notes to make a half note". Quarter notes are called "black" and half notes "white" in French

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:54 am
by Romain
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Page 1 Georges Bizet - Le pêcheur de perles - Je crois entendre encore - 1863 - Classical
Page 27 Jean-Baptiste Clément / Antoine Renard - Le temps des cerises - 1866
Page 30 Louis Théodore Gouvy - Requiem op.70 - 1874 - Classical
Page 38 Edouard Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole - Cinquième Mouvement : Rondo - 1874 - Classical
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Page 20 Charles-Marie Widor - Symphonie pour orgue n°5 - Toccata - 1879 - Classical
Page 6 Gabriel Fauré - Élégie pour violoncelle et piano, op 24 - 1880 - Classical
Page 7 Jacques Offenbach - Les contes d'Hoffmann - Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour - 1881 - Classical
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Page 18 Vincent D'Indy - Tableaux de voyage op.33 - Le Glas - 1889 - Classical
Page 35 Erik Satie - Gnossienne n°1 - 1890 - Classical
Page 13 Ernest Chausson - Concert pour violon, piano et quatuor à cordes en Ré majeur op.21 - Sicilienne - 1892 - Classical
Page 37 Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune - 1894 - Classical
Page 4 Paul Dukas - L'apprenti sorcier - 1897 - Classical
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Page 19 Mado Robin - Frou-Frou - 1897
Page 23 Félix Mayol - Viens, Poupoule ! - 1902
Page 28 Jules Massenet - Thaïs - Méditation - 1903 - Classical
Page 3 Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque - Clair de lune - 1905 - Classical
Page 28 Bach - La caissière du Grand Café - 1914
Page 13 Mistinguett - Mon Homme - 1916
Page 22 Lili Boulanger - Vieille prière bouddhique - 1917 - Classical
Page 10 Léo Daniderff - Je cherche après Titine - 1917
Page 31 Louis Lynel - Nuit de Chine - 1922
Page 22 Arthur Honegger - Pacific 231 - 1923 - Classical
Page 8 Darius Milhaud - La Création du monde op.81 - 1923 - Classical
Page 26 Charles Koechlin - Vers la voûte étoilée op. 129 - 1923-33 - Classical
Page 9 Berthe Sylva - Les roses blanches - 1925
Page 37 Yvonne George - J'ai pas su y faire ! - 1925
Page 17 Jean Cras - Journal de Bord - 1927 - Partie III : Quart de 4 à 8 - Classical
Page 2 Maurice Ravel - Boléro - 1928 - Classical
Page 25 Georges Milton - Pouet Pouet - 1929
Page 7 Joséphine Baker - J'ai deux amours - 1930 
Page 3 Lucienne Boyer - Parlez-moi d'amour - 1930
Page 14 Louis Lynel - Ma Normandie - 1930
Page 31 Henri Garat - Avoir un bon copain - 1931
Page 33 Reda Caire -Auprès de ma blonde - 1933
Page 23 Pauline Carton - Sous les palétuviers - 1934
Page 24 Damia - La guinguette a fermé ses volets - 1934
Page 1 Gaston Ouvrard - Je ne suis pas bien portant - 1934
Page 18 Alibert - Le plus beau tango du monde - 1935
Page 37 Raymond Ventura - Tout va très bien madame la marquise - 1935
Page 26 Marie Dubas - Le tango stupéfiant - 1936
Page 27 Jean Gabin - Quand on s'promène au bord de l'eau - 1936
Page 21 Henry Garat - C'est un mauvais garçon - 1936
Page 6 Olivier Messiaen - Fête des belles eaux - 1937 - Classical
Page 3 Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli - Minor Swing - 1937 - Jazz
Page 8 Ray Ventura - Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux ? - 1937
Page 12 Fréhel - La Java Bleue - 1938
Page 26 Johnny Hess - Je suis swing - 1938 - Jazz
Page 18 Rina Ketty - J'attendrai - 1938
Page 2 Mireille et Jean Sablon - Puisque vous partez en voyage - 1938
Page 17 Fernandel - Félicie aussi ! - 1939
Page 35 Fréhel - La java bleue - 1939
Page 21 Jean Lumière - La valse au village - 1939
Page 31 Albert Préjean - Amusez-vous ! - 1939
Page 18 GusViseur - Flambée Montalbanaise - 1940 - Jazz
Page 34 Django Reinhart - Nuages - 1940 - Jazz
Page 14 Léo Marjane - Je suis seule ce soir - 1941
Page 12 Anna Marly - Le chant des partisans - 1941
Page 28 Marie Bizet - Rythme et swing - 1942
Page 3 Lucienne Delyle - Mon amant de Saint-Jean - 1942
Page 2 Charles Trenet - Que Reste-t'il de nos amours ? - 1942
Page 20 Lina Margy - Ah ! Le petit vin blanc - 1943
Page 12 Anna Marly - La complainte du partisan - 1943
Page 4 Yves Montand - Les Feuilles Mortes - 1945
Page 8 Luis Mariano - La Belle de Cadix - 1945
Page 38 Lina Margy - Voulez-vous danser grand-mère ? - 1946
Page 29 Colette Mars - Le vent emporte ma chanson - 1946
Page 18 Tino Rossi - Petit papa Noël - 1946
Page 23 Fernand Sardou - Aujourd'hui peut-être - 1946
Page 35 Charles Trenet - La mer - 1946
Page 19 Henri Betti - C'est si bon - 1947
Page 29 Pierre Dudan - Clopin-Clopant - 1947
Page 14 Line Renaud - Ma cabane au Canada - 1947
Page 27 Jacqueline François - Mademoiselle de Paris - 1948
Page 24 Pierre Schaeffer - Cinq Etudes de bruits - 1948 - Classical & Electro
Page 12 Francis Lemarque - À Paris - 1949
Page 24 Francis Lemarque - Bal, petit bal - 1949
Page 33 Edith Piaf - Hymne à l'amour - 1949

Page 22 André Claveau - Domino - 1950
Page 3 Henri Salvador - Le loup, la biche et le chevalier (une chanson douce) - 1950
Page 11 Jean Bretonnière - Sous le ciel de Paris - 1951
Page 17 Mick Micheyl - Un gamin de Paris -1951
Page 25 Marcel Mouloudji - Comme un p'tit coquelicot - 1951
Page 1 Brassens & Patachou - Maman, papa - 1952
Page 14 Georges Guetary - La route Fleurie - 1952
Page 33 Georges Brassens - La marine - 1953
Page 7 Maurice Chevalier - Dans la vie faut pas s'en faire - 1953
Page 13 Alain Romans - Quel temps fait-il à Paris - 1953 - OST & Jazz
Page 30 Marcel Landowski - Concerto pour ondes Martenot orchestre à cordes et percussions - 1954 - Classical
Page 13 Cora Vaucaire - La Complainte de la Butte - 1955
Page 9 Boris Vian - Je Bois - 1955
Page 17 René-Louis Lafforgue - Le poseur de rails - 1956
Page 1 Magali Noël - Fais-moi mal, Johnny - 1956
Page 25 Léo Arnaud - Bugler's Dream - 1958 - Classical
Page 36 Bourvil - La ballade Irlandaise - 1958
Page 19 Guy Béart - L'eau vive - 1958
Page 15 Anny Flore - Julie la rousse - 1958
Page 7 Jacques Brel - Ne me quitte pas - 1959
Page 21 Philippe Clay - L'accordéon - 1959
Page 28 André Dassary - Adieu tristesse - 1959
Page 20 Roger Guérin - Discord - 1959 - Jazz
Page 22 Darío Moreno - Tout l'amour - 1959
Page 25 Georgette Plana - L'hirondelle du faubourg - 1959
Page 37 Simone Sandry - Les belles amourettes - 1959
Page 25 Michel Simon - Mémère - 1959

Page 1 Bourvil - C'était bien (au petit bal perdu) - 1960
Page 35 René Leibowitz - Marijuana, variations non sérieuses, Op. 54 - 1960 - Classical
Page 4 Juliette Gréco - Il n'y a plus d'après - 1960
Page 13 Gilian Hills - Zou bisou bisou - 1960
Page 23 André Hodeir - Jazz et Jazz - 1960 - Jazz
Page 6 Edith Piaf - Non, je ne regrette rien - 1960 
Page 29 Paul Blamar - Moin çé on maléré - 1961
Page 15 Les Double Six - Tickle Toe (Le racket et les balles) - 1961 - Jazz
Page 11 Zizi Jeanmaire - Mon truc en plumes - 1961
Page 14 Marcel Amont - Un Mexicain - 1962
Page 18 Isabelle Aubret - Un premier amour - 1962
Page 36 Gilbert Bécaud - Et maintenant - 1962
Page 24 Leny Escudero - Pour une amourette - 1962
Page 27 Les Fantômes - Cafards - 1962
Page 12 Maurice Jarre - Lawrence of Arabia - 1962 - OST
Page 19 Michel Magne - Mélodie en sous-sol - Palm Beach thème - 1962 - OST & Jazz
Page 35 Claude Nougaro - Le cinéma - 1962
Page 10 Francis Poulenc - Sonate pour clarinette, 2ème mouvement : Romanza - 1962 - Classical
Page 38 Henri Salvador - Syracuse - 1962
Page 4 Salvatore Adamo - Tombe la neige - 1963
Page 9 Alain Barrière - Elle était si jolie - 1963
Page 21 Patricia Carli - Demain, tu te maries - 1963
Page 6 Georges Delerue - Le Mépris - Camille - 1963 - OST
Page 24 Colette Dereal - La valse folle - 1963
Page 26 Alice Dona - C'est pas prudent - 1963
Page 22 Colette Magny - Melocoton - 1963
Page 20 Les Mustangs - Drums - 1963
Page 9 Claude Nougaro - Cécile ma fille - 1963 
Page 11 Colette Renard - Les nuits d'une demoiselle - 1963
Page 9 Sheila - L'école est finie - 1963 
Page 7 Soeur Sourire - Dominique - 1963
Page 23 Hélène April - Je m'ennuie - 1964
Page 34 Charles Aznavour - Hier encore - 1964
Page 2 Gilbert Bécaud - Nathalie - 1964
Page 33 Jacques Brel - Amsterdam - 1964
Page 20 Annie Cordy - Six roses - 1964
Page 12 Henri Dutilleux - Métaboles - 1964 - Classical
Page 4 Jean Ferrat - Que serais-je sans toi ? - 1964
Page 2 France Gall - Laisse tomber les filles - 1964
Page 32 Les Gam's - L'été reviendra - 1964
Page 34 Geneviève Grad - Douliou douliou Saint-Tropez - 1964
Page 36 Françoise Hardy - Mon amie la rose - 1964
Page 2 Françoise Hardy - La Nuit Est Sur La Ville - 1964
Page 34 Michel Legrand - Les parapluies de Cherbourg - Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi - 1964 - OST
Page 30 Félix Marten - T'es moche - 1964
Page 3 Les Parisiennes - Il fait trop beau pour travailler - 1964
Page 25 Rachel - Le chant de mallory - 1964
Page 34 Sylvie Vartan - La plus belle pour aller danser - 1964
Page 29 François Deguelt - Le ciel, le soleil et la mer - 1965
Page 8 Antoine Duhamel - Pierrot Le Fou - Ferdinand - 1965 - OST
Page 22 Gribouille - Mathias - 1965
Page 19 Chantal Kelly - Mon ami, mon chien - 1965
Page 27 Marjorie Noël - Dans le même wagon - 1965
Page 10 Les Problèmes - Non, je ne vois rien - 1965
Page 15 Annie Philippe - Tout finit à St. Tropez - 1965
Page 4 Régine - Les P'tits papiers - 1965
Page 5 Hervé Vilard - Capri, c'est fini - 1965
Page 5 Antoine - Les élucubrations - 1966
Page 24 Adèle - Je ne veux plus d'accordéon - 1966
Page 8 Michèle Arnaud - les papillons Noirs - 1966
Page 4 Hugues Aufray - Céline - 1966
Page 25 Pierre Barouh - A l'ombre de nous - 1966
Page 26 Les Bowlers - Il est trop tard - 1966
Page 29 Cléo - Et moi, et toi, et soie - 1966
Page 5 Pascal Danel - Les neiges du Kilimanjaro - 1966
Page 15 Chantal Goya - Si tu gagnes au flipper - 1966
Page 9 Francis Lai - Un homme et une femme - 1966 - OST 
Page 10 Les 5 Gentlemen - Si tu reviens chez moi - 1966
Page 14 Les Pros - Drugstore Midnight - 1966
Page 15 Long Chris - Névralgie Particulière - 1966
Page 3 Mireille Mathieu - Paris en colère - 1966
Page 16 Gilbert Safrani - Les gens s'en vont dans le ciel - 1966
Page 24 Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet - Manège - 1966 - Classical
Page 25 Les Troubadours - La ballade Polly Maggoo - 1966
Page 14 Zouzou - Il est parti comme il est venu - 1966
Page 10 Charles Aznavour - Emmenez-moi - 1967
Page 1 Brigitte Bardot - Harley Davidson - 1967
Page 22 Clothilde - Saperlipopette - 1967
Page 28 Évariste - Les pommes de lune - 1967
Page 35 Juliette Greco - Déshabillez-moi - 1967
Page 2 Pierre Henry - Psyché Rock - 1967 - Classical & Electro
Page 16 Marie Laforêt - Mon amour, mon ami - 1967
Page 14 Christie Laume - Rouge Rouge - 1967
Page 30 Michel Legrand - Les demoiselles de Rochefort - Thème d'Andy - 1967 - OST
Page 38 Les fleurs de pavot - pourquoi l'amour à deux - 1967
Page 32 Charlotte Leslie - Les filles, c'est fait pour faire l'amour - 1967
Page 16 Christine Pilzer - Ah-Hem-Ho-Uh-Err - 1967
Page 21 Guy Skornik - Fire - 1967
Page 4 Stella - Si vous connaissez quelque-chose de pire qu'un vampire, parlez m'en toujours, ça pourra peut-être me faire sourire - 1967
Page 7 Jacqueline Taïeb - 7 heures du matin - 1967
Page 10 Dominique Walter - Les petits boudins - 1967
Page 28 Arlette Zola - Deux garçons pour une fille - 1967
Page 2 Barbara - Du bout des lèvres - 1968
Page 18 Barbara - Mon enfance - 1968
Page 23 Richard de Bordeaux & Daniel Beretta - La drogue - 1968
Page 33 Georges Chelon - Nous on s'aime - 1968
Page 1 Jacques Dutronc - Proverbes - 1968
Page 34 Jacques Dutronc - Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille - 1968
Page 37 Brigitte Fontaine - Il pleut - 1968
Page 4 Claude François - Comme d'habitude - 1968
Page 33 Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde - 1968
Page 35 Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem pour un con - 1968
Page 8 Les Goths - Turn Over - 1968
Page 18 Sophie Makhno - Obsessions 68 - 1968
Page 5 Jean-François Michael - Adieu, jolie Candy - 1968
Page 33 The piranha' sounds - La turbie piranhienne - 1968
Page 1 Michel Polnareff - Le bal des Laze - 1968
Page 21 Jean-Claude Risset - Computer suite for little boy - 1968 - Classical
Page 21 Victoire Scott - Quatrième Dimension - 1968
Page 18 Patrick Abrial - Fétiche - 1969
Page 18 Alec - L'étranger - 1969
Page 31 Les Apollos & la Danse Cosmique - Cosmonautic Blues - 1969
Page 13 Ronnie Bird - Sad Soul - 1969
Page 19 Jacques Charpentier - Pour le Kama Soutra - 1969 - Classical
Page 30 Le cœur - Un soleil assis dans la neige - 1969
Page 11 Pierre-Alain Dahan - Slowrama - 1969
Page 11 Mireille Darc - Hélicoptère - 1969
Page 20 Eric Demarsan - L'armée des ombres - Thème de Gerbier - 1969 - OST
Page 29 Dickens - Génocide - 1969
Page 19 Docdaïl - Aere Perennius - 1969
Page 31 Pierre Dutour - Tracking - 1969
Page 3 Serge Gainsbourg - Je t'aime... moi non plus ! - 1969
Page 32 Les Landles - Le monde est mort - 1969
Page 35 Boby Lapointe - Je suis né au Chili - 1969
Page 34 Jean-Pierre Lugan - Le petit proton soviétique - 1969
Page 19 Le Système Crapoutchik - L'horrible rêve - 1969
Page 22 Georges Garvarentz - Le temps des loups - OST - 1969
Page 6 Michel Legrand - Les moulins de mon coeur - 1969
Page 27 Michèle Mercier - Six-Huit - 1969
Page 9 Jean-Pierre Mirouze - Sexopolis - Thème - 1969 - OST
Page 4 Georges Moustaki - Le Métèque - 1969
Page 18 Jean-Claude Oliver - L'invité - 1969
Page 16 Roland Vincent - L.S.D. partie - 1969

Pagr 26 Ame Son - A coup de hache - 1970 - Jazz
Page 21 Jack Arel - Picture of Spring - 1970
Page 15 Baroque Jazz Trio - Zoma - 1970 - Jazz
Page 31 Big Jullien and His All Star - Wake the monster - 1970 -Jazz
Page 14 Claude Bolling - Borsalino - Thème - 1970 - OST
Page 7 François De Roubaix - Dernier Domicile Connu - 1970 - OST
Page 20 Jean-Pierre Ferland - Le chat du café des artistes - 1970
Page 37 Luc Ferrari - Presque rien n°1 (Le lever du jour au bord de la mer) - 1970 - Classical
Page 3 Jean-Jacques Perrey - E.V.A. - 1970 - Electro
Page 1 Boby Lapointe - Méli-Mélodie - 1970
Page 34 Philippe Sarde - Les choses de la vie - Thème - 1970 - OST
Page 32 Christine Sèvres - Tu es venu - 1970
Page 34 Stellius - What I'd like - 1970
Page 17 Triangle - Peut-être demain ? - 1970
Page 28 Michel Ypar - Encore - 1970
Page 9 Zanini - Tu veux ou tu veux pas ? - 1970
Page 27 Berenice - Alors Dieu châtia l'Homme - 1971
Page 3 Julien Clerc - Ce n'est rien - 1971
Page 8 Michel Delpech - Pour Un Flirt - 1971
Page 2 Léo Ferré - Avec le temps - 1971
Page 32 Léonie - En Alabama - 1971
Page 14 Danyel Gérard - Butterfly - 1971
Page 9 Les Poppys - Non, non, rien n'a changé - 1971
Page 23 Raymond Lefèvre - JO - Générique - 1971 - OST
Page 28 Gilbert Montagné - The Fool - 1971
Page 2 Nicoletta - Mamy Blue - 1971
Page 2 Michel Polnareff - Qui A Tué Grand' Maman - 1971
Page 22 Tac Poum Système - Asmodaï - 1971
Page 31 Yan Tregger - Sun Adoration - 1971
Page 36 Daniel Vangarde (Yamasuki) - AIEAOA - 1971
Page 23 Igor Wakhevitch - Materia Prima - 1971
Page 9 Dominique Blanc-Francard - Ailleurs/Icare - 1972
Page 20 Charles Dumont - Comme une fugue de Bach - 1972
Page 6 Michel Fugain - Une belle histoire - 1972
Page The Moving Gelatine Plates - The world of genius Hans – 1972
Page 31 Jane et Julie - Notre homme à moi - 1972
Page 3 Maxime Le Forestier - San Fransisco - 1972
Page 38 Maxime Le Forestier - Mon frère - 1972
Page 27 Philippe Nicaud - C'ex - 1972
Page 3 Les variations - Je suis juste un rock'n'roller - 1972
Page 20 Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Paix - 1972
Page 13 Véronique Sanson - Amoureuse - 1972 
Page 36 Véronique Sanson - Besoin de personne - 1972
Page 22 Ann Sorel - L'amour à plusieurs - 1972
Page 3 Jean-Claude Vannier - Les gardes volent au secours du roi - 1972
Page 8 Philippe Besombes - La ville - 1973
Page 17 Vladimir Cosma - L'Affaire Crazy Capo - 1973 - OST
Page 7 Diane Dufresne - J'ai Rencontré L'homme De Ma Vie - 1973
Page 25 Les Frères Jacques - La confiture - 1973
Page 2 Alain Goraguer - La Planète Sauvage - 1973 - OST & Electro
Page 22 Pierre Groscolas - Lady Lay - 1973
Page 14 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Hihache - 1973
Page 15 Serge Lama - Je suis malade - 1973
Page 2 Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh - 1973/1989
Page 24 Tonio Rubio - Bass in action n°2 - 1973
Page 13 Stone et Charden - Made in Normandie - 1973
Page 11 The Peppers - Pepper Box - 1973 - Electro
Page 37 Pierre Bachelet - Emmanuelle - 1974 - OST
Page 37 Ange - Exode - 1974
Page 6 Areski Belkacem - C'est normal - 1974
Page 35 Bimbo Jet - El Bimbo - 1974
Page 2 Christophe - Les Mots Bleus - 1974 
Page 24 Marcel Dadi - Le derviche tourneur - 1974
Page 3 Dalida - Il venait d'avoir 18 ans - 1974
Page 26 Bernard Estardy - Gang Train - 1974
Page 1 Nino Ferrer - Le sud - 1974
Page 3 Daniel Guichard - Mon vieux - 1974
Page 20 Jean-Claude Pelletier - Hello Streakers! - 1974
Page 33 Atoll - L'araignée-Mal - 1975
Page 20 Joe Dassin - L'été indien - 1975
Page 18 Cortex - La rue - 1975 - Jazz
Page 36 Bernard Fèvre - Molecule Dance - 1975 - Electro
Page 17 Gérard Grisey - Partiels - 1975 - Classical
Page 18 Harlem pop Trotters - Penwick - 1975
Page 20 Il était une fois - J'ai encore rêvé d'elle - 1975
Page 29 Teddy Lasry - Los Angeles - 1975
Page 13 Gérard Lenorman - La Ballade des gens heureux - 1975
Page 3 Gérard Manset - Il voyage en solitaire - 1975
Page 1 Jeanne Moreau - India Song - 1975
Page 11 Janko Nilovic - Drug Song - 1975
Page 36 Nicolas Peyrac - So far away from L.A. - 1975
Page 35 Nicolas Peyrac - Et mon père - 1975
Page 20 Pulsar - Pollen - 1975 - Electro
Page 8 Resonance - OK Chicago - 1975
Page 38 Philippe Sarde - Adieu Poulet - Générique de fin - 1975 - OST
Page 6 Jean Yanne - Chobizeness - Coït - 1975 - OST
Page 3 Jane Birkin - Ballade de Johnny Jane - 1976
Page 32 Cerrone - Love in C Minor - 1976
Page 24 Richard Clayderman - Ballade Pour Adeline - 1976
Page 4 Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène Part IV - 1976 - Electro
Page 16 Michel Colombier - L'Alpagueur - Main Theme - 1976 - OST
Page 30 Dick Rivers - Faire un pont - 1976
Page 3 Philippe Sarde - Le locataire - Main theme - 1976 - OST
Page 13 The Droids - The Force - 1976 - Electro
Page 10 Wapassou - Messe en ré mineur - 1976
Page 23 Cerrone - Supernature - 1977
Page 6 Philippe Chatel - J't'aime bien Lili - 1977
Page 12 Yves Duteil - Prendre un enfant - 1977
Page 7 Little Bob Story - Riot in Toulouse - 1977
Page 28 Moon Birds - Cristal N°3 - 1977
Page 5 Marie Myriam - L'enfant et l'oiseau - 1977
Page 7 Plastic Bertrand - Ça plane pour moi - 1977
Page 39 Pierre Perret - Lily - 1977
Page 9 Jean-Luc Ponty - Mirage - 1977 - Jazz
Page 11 Zachary Richard - Travailler, c'est trop dur - 1977
Page 23 Yves Simon - Diabolo Menthe - 1977
Page 3 SpAce - Magic Fly - 1977 - Electro
Page 9 Space Art - Onyx - 1977 - Electro
Page 16 A 3 Dans les WC - Contagion - 1978
Page 15 Black Devil - H-Friend - 1978 - Electro
Page 31 Bulldozer - J'suis punk - 1978
Page 12 Louis Chédid - T'as beau pas être beau - 1978
Page 36 Claude François - Alexandrie Alexandre - 1978
Page 37 Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe 5 - 1978 - Electronique
Page 36 Mama Béa Tekieelski - Ballade pour un bébé robot - 1978
Page 16 Marie et les Garçons - Re-Bop - 1978
Page 8 Métal Urbain - Paris Maquis - 1978
Page 38 Frédéric Mercier - Spirit - 1978 - Electronic music
Page 12 Michel Sardou - Je vole - 1978
Page 28 Richard Vimal - Migrations - 1978
Page 30 Jean-Pierre Alarcen - Premier mouvement - 1979
Page 13 Cabrel - Je l'aime à mourir - 1979
Page 5 Jean-Patrick Capdevielle - Quand t'es dans le désert - 1979
Page 21 Eric Charden - L'été sera chaud - 1979
Page 16 Joël Fajerman - Flowers Love - 1979 - Electro & OST
Page 31 Philippe Guerre - Marche Blues - 1979 - Electro
Page 5 Patrick Hernandez - Born to be alive - 1979
Page 11 Jacques Higelin - Champagne - 1979
Page 29 Lio - Le Banana Split - 1979
Page 18 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire - 1979
Page 25 Les Olivensteins - Euthanasie - 1979
Page 12 Jacques Loussier - Pulsion - 1979 - Jazz
Page 31 Chris O'Hara - Sur les coussins de la discothèque - 1979
Page 1 Pierre Perret - Mon P'tit Loup - 1979
Page 31 Sheila B. Devotion - Spacer - 1979
Page 16 Stinky Toys - Birthday Party - 1979

Page 18 Abus Dangereux - Le Roy est Mort, Vive le Roy - 1980
Page 24 Cha Cha Guitri - 1981
Page 10 Elli & Jacno - Main dans la main - 1980
Page 31 Eskaton - Dagon - 1980
Page 6 Le Grand Orchestre du Splendid - La Salsa du démon - 1980
Page 38 Les Misérables - À la volonté du peuple - 1980
Page 8 Mathématiques Modernes - Disco Rough - 1980
Page 9 Modern Guy - Electrique Sylvie - 1980
Page 15 Tristan Murail - Gondwana - 1980 - Classical & Electro
Page 34 Nini Raviolette - Suis-je normale ? - 1980
Page 12 Ottawan - T'es OK - 1980
Page 15 Suicide Roméo - Suicide Roméo - 1980
Page 1 Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon - 1980
Page 2 Trust - Antisocial - 1980
Page 18 Pierre Boulez - Répons - 1981 - Classical & Electro
Page 22 Comix - Touche pas mon sexe - 1981
Page 5 Patrick Coutin - J'aime regarder les filles - 1981
Page 2 Charlélie Couture - Comme un avion sans aile - 1981
Page 31 Charles de Goal - Exposition - 1981
Page 5 Hervé Cristiani - Il est libre Max - 1981 
Page 17 Guerre Froide - Demain Berlin - 1981
Page 15 La Souris Déglinguée - Rock'N'Roll Vengance - 1981
Page 4 Marquis de Sade - Wanda's Loving Boy - 1981
Page 2 Renaud - Manu - 1981
Page 37 Michel Sardou - Les lacs du Connemara - 1981
Page 5 Jean Schultheis - Confidence pour confidence - 1981
Page 29 TGV - T.G.V. (Très Grande Vitesse) Partie 1 - 1981
Page 22 Ti Céleste - Testaman - 1981
Page 5 Chagrin d'Amour - Chacun fait c'qui lui plaît - 1982
Page 8 Gérard Blanchard - Rockamadour - 1982
Page 32 Renaud Gagneux - Requiem - Introitus et Kyrie - 1982 - Classical
Page 21 Ici Paris - Allo le monde... - 1982
Page 11 Kas Product - Never Come Back - 1982
Page 17 Les Forbans - Chante - 1982
Page 1 Richard Gotainer - La ballade de l'obsédé - 1982
Page 3 Indochine - L'aventurier - 1982
Page 32 Guy Marchand - Destinée - 1982
Page 16 Act. - Ping pong - 1983
Page 6 Isabelle Adjani - Pull Marine - 1983 
Page 13 Axel Bauer - Cargo - 1983
Page 36 Michel Berger - Diego, libre dans sa tête - 1983
Page 30 Deux - Game and performance - 1983
Page 31 Catherine Lara - Le rockeuse de diamants - 1983
Page 24 Malavoi - Caressé mwen - 1983
Page 17 Jakie Quartz - Mise au point - 1983
Page 28 Regrets - Je ne veux pas rentrer chez moi seule - 1983
Page 36 Guy Reibel - Suite pour Edgar Poe - 1983 - Classical
Page 24 François Tusques - Le Musichien - 1983 - Jazz
Page 30 Complot Bronswick - I know The Power of words - 1984
Page 27 Die Form - Masochist - 1984
Page 25 Cookie Dingler - Femme libérée - 1984
Page 13 Martin Dupont - Just Because - 1984
Page 27 Ice - La grande guerre - 1984
Page 29 Moon Ray - Comanchero - 1984
Page 9 Paul Personne - Barjoland - 1984
Page 34 Les Rita Mitsouko - Marcia Baila - 1984
Page 17 Téléphone - Un autre monde - 1984
Page 18 Daniel Balavoine - Tous les cris, les S.O.S. - 1985
Page 3 Bérurier Noir - Le renard - 1985
Page 5 Bibie - Tout doucement - 1985
Page 26 Etienne Daho - Tombé pour la France - 1985
Page 3 Jean-Jacques Goldman - Je te donne - 1985
Page 31 Johnny Hallyday - Quelque chose de Tennessee - 1985
Page 19 Les Visiteurs Du Soir - Je t'écris d'un pays - 1985
Page 3 Michel Jonasz - La boîte de Jazz - 1985
Page 16 Marc Lavoine - Les yeux revolver - 1985
Page 12 Message - Dernière nuit - 1985
Page 21 Partenaire Particulier - Partenaire Particulier - 1985
Page 32 Renaud - Mistral Gagnant - 1985
Page 10 Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo - 1985
Page 14 Marc Seberg - L'éclaircie - 1985
Page 23 Laurent Voulzy - Belle-Île-en-Mer, Marie-Galante - 1985
Page 14 Buzy - Body Physical - 1986
Page 31 Corynne Charby - Boule de flipper - 1986
Page 36 L'enfance Eternelle - Violet Winter - 1986
Page 37 Ettika - Ettika - 1986
Page 22 Gold - Ville de lumière - 1986
Page 29 Allain Leprest - Y'a rien qui s'passe - 1986
Page 26 License IV - Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison - 1986
Page 5 Caroline Loeb - C'est la Ouate - 1986
Page 37 Jeanne Mas - En rouge et noir - 1986
Page 30 Sabine Paturel - Les bêtises - 1986
Page 13 Jean-Claude Petit - Jean de Florette - Theme - 1986 - OST
Page 12 Julie Pietri - Ève lève-toi - 1986
Page 35 Pijon - Cache cache party - 1986
Page 7 Stephanie de Monaco - Ouragan - 1986
Page 2 Mylène Farmer - Libertine - 1986
Page 4 La Compagnie Créole - Ca fait rire les oiseaux - 1986
Page 19 Francis Lalanne - On se retrouvera - 1986
Page 19 Les Ablettes - Jackie s'en fout - 1986
Page 10 Images - Les démons de minuit - 1986
Page 6 Elli Medeiros - Toi mon toit - 1986
Page 28 Ludwig Von 88 - Bière et punk - 1986
Page 14 Parabellum - Cayenne - 1986
Page 35 Philippe Russo - Magie noire - 1986
Page 25 Trisomie 21 - The last song - 1986
Page 20 Arnold Turboust - Adelaïde - 1986
Page 19 À Caus' des Garçons - À Cause des Garçons - 1987
Page 17 Anyway - Face au monde - 1987
Page 26 Art Zoyd - Baboon's Blood - 1987
Page 4 Jean-Louis Aubert - Les plages - 1987
Page 16 Louis Bertignac - Ces idées-là - 1987
Page 5 Desireless - Voyage Voyage - 1987
Page 37 Martin Dupont - Inside Out - 1987
Page 36 Mylène Farmer - Sans contrefaçon - 1987
Page 31 France Gall - Ella, elle l'a - 1987
Page 33 Jean-Jacques Goldman - Là-bas - 1987
Page 9 Patricia Kaas - Mademoiselle chante le blues - 1987
Page 20 Les Calamités - Vélomoteur - 1987
Page 16 Eddy Louiss - Blues for Klook - 1987 - Jazz
Page 20 Eric Morena - Oh ! Mon bateau - 1987
Page 37 Vanessa Paradis - Joe le taxi - 1987
Page 4 Guesch Patti - Etienne - 1987
Page 23 Michel Portal - Mozambic - 1987 - Jazz
Page 33 Raft - Yaka Dansé - 1987
Page 16 Début de Soirée - Nuit de folie - 1988
Page 35 Dédé Saint-Prix - Mi sé sa - 1988
Page 34 Richard Desjardins - Les Yankees - 1988
Page 9 Les Garçons Bouchers - Carnivore - 1988
Page 12 Gipsy King - Djobi Djoba - 1988
Page 35 Jacques Higelin - Tombé du ciel - 1988
Page 28 Véronique Jannot - Aviateurs - 1988
Page 3 Bernard Lavilliers - On The Road Again - 1988
Page 12 Lightwave - Le Parvis - 1988 - Electro
Page 22 Mano Negra - Mala Vida - 1988
Page 1 Les Négresses Vertes - Voilà L'été - 1988 
Page 13 Norma Loy - Power of spirit - 1988
Page 6 Princess Erika - Trop de Bla-bla - 1988
Page 11 Eric Serra - Le grand bleu - Theme - 1988 - OST
Page 24 Soldat Louis - Du rhum, des femmes - 1988
Page 36 Alain Souchon - Quand je serai K.O. - 1988
Page 23 Tristan - Bonne bonne humeur ce matin - 1988
Page 21 Dominic Sonic - When My Tears Run Cold - 1989
Page 15 Jad Wio - Ophélie - 1989
Page 23 Maurane - Toutes les mamas - 1989
Page 1 Richard Gotainer - Le Combat De Rock - 1989 
Page 3 Zouk Machine - Maldòn (La musique dans la peau) - 1989

Page 21 Michel Berger - Le paradis blanc - 1990
Page 18 Elmer Food Beat - Daniela - 1990
Page 35 Jane Birkin - Love Fifteen - 1990
Page 7 Pauline Ester - Oui, je l'adore - 1990
Page 12 Liane Foly - Au fur et à mesure - 1990
Page 34 Les Freluquets - La débauche - 1990
Page 5 Thierry Hazard - Le Jerk - 1990
Page 24 Little Nemo - L'heure d'hiver - 1990
Page 2 Niagara - J'ai Vu - 1990
Page 18 Vanessa Paradis - Tandem - 1990
Page 1 Pigalle - Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs - 1990
Page 17 Diane Tell - La légende de jimmy - 1990
Page 19 Joëlle Ursull - White & Black Blues - 1990
Page 25 Les Wampas - Petite fille - 1990
Page 22 Assassin - Esclave de votre société - 1991
Page 4 Au P'tit Bonheur - J'Veux du Soleil - 1991
Page 19 Dany Brillant - Suzette - 1991
Page 27 Jil Caplan - Tout c'qui nous sépare - 1991
Page 9 Fédération Française de Funk - New Funk Génération - 1991
Page 24 Kent - Tous les mômes - 1991
Page 6 Les Inconnus - Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy - 1991
Page 14 Jean-Louis Murat - Col de la Croix-Morand - 1991
Page 1 Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Amants - 1991
Page 34 Yannick Noah - Saga Africa - 1991
Page 21 Peter Kitsch - Come On sur mon scoot - 1991
Page 30 Les Rats - Je m'emmerde - 1991
Page 38 RoBERT - Les jupes - 1991
Page 2 William Sheller - un Homme Heureux - 1991
Page 2 Mc Solaar - Bouge de là ! - 1991
Page 28 Caline Georgette - On danse - 1992
Page 18 Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby - 1992
Page 34 Noir Désir - Tostaky (Le continent) - 1992
Page 10 Les innocents - L'autre Finistère - 1992
Page 38 Stéphane Picq - Dune sountrack - Chani's Eyes - 1992 - VGST
Page 10 Pow Wow - Le Chat - 1992
Page 19 Regg'Lyss - Mets de l'huile - 1992
Page 27 Les VRP - Aujourd'hui, c'est dimanche - 1992
Page 2 L'affaire Louis Trio - Mobilis In Mobile - 1993 
Page 31 Âme strong S.A. - Tout est bleu - 1993 - Electro
Page 13 Billy Ze Kick - Mangez-moi ! Mangez-moi ! - 1993
Page 17 Alain Chamfort - L'ennemi dans la glace - 1993
Page 23 Pascal Comelade - Promenade des Schizophrenes - 1993
Page 24 Enzo Enzo - Juste quelqu'un de bien - 1993
Page 33 Loudblast - Cross the Threshold - 1993
Page 17 Axelle Red - Sensualité - 1993
Page 2 Alain Souchon - Foule Sentimentale - 1993 
Page 10 Les Thugs - As happy as possible - 1993
Page 7 Pierre Vassiliu - La vie ça va - 1993
Page 33 Alai Bashung - Ma petite entreprise - 1994
Page 38 Francis Cabrel - Je t'aimais, je t'aime et je t'aimerai - 1994
Page 13 Daran et les chaises - Dormir dehors - 1994
Page 7 Gérald De Palmas - Sur La Route - 1994
Page 2 IAM - Le Mia - 1994
Page 20 Lynda Lemay - Le plus fort, c'est mon père - 1994
Page 15 Ministère A.M.E.R. - Plus vite que les balles - 1994
Page 15 Alliance Ethnik - Respect - 1995
Page 29 Arno - Les yeux de ma mère - 1995
Page 26 Blankass - La couleur des blés - 1995
Page 4 Dominique A - Le Twenty-Two bar - 1995
Page 38 Bernard Lavilliers - Melody Tempo Harmony - 1995
Page 38 Napoléon Magloire - Pwan pannié la - 1995
Page 24 Miossec - Non non non non - 1995
Page 21 Mütiilation - Born Under the Master’s Spell - 1995
Page 11 Kat Onoma - La Chambre - 1995
Page 26 Silmarils - Cours vite ! - 1995
Page 2 Suprême NTM - Paris sous les bombes - 1995 
Page 30 Blaszcyk et Les Electrolux - Pour vous Madame - 1996
Page 13 Diabologum - La Maman et la Putain - 1996
Page 5 Dimitri from Paris - Sacré Français - 1996 - Electro
Page 6 Doc Gynéco - Nirvana - 1996
Page 33 G-Squad - Aucune fille au monde - 1996
Page 4 Juliette - Rimes Féminines - 1996
Page 6 Khaled - Aïcha - 1996
Page 8 Valérie Lemercier - Goûte mes frites - 1996
Page 20 Philippe Léotard - Lonesome Piéton - 1996
Page 30 Nuttea - La weed brûle - 1996
Page 29 Manu le Malin - An old dream - 1996 - Electro
Page 14 Motorbass - Flying Fingers - 1996
Page 32 Sloy - Idolize - 1996
Page 38 Michel Jonasz - Soul Music Airlines - 1996
Page 3 Yann Tiersen - J'suis jamais allé - 1996
Page 17 Tonton David - Chacun sa route - 1996
Page 8 Ophélie Winter - Dieu m'a donné la foi - 1996
Page 25 Gabriel Yared - The English Patient - Theme - 1996 - OST
Page 3 Daft Punk - Around The World - 1997 - Electro
Page 35 Daft Punk - Da Funk - 1997 - Electro
Page 21 Dolly - Je n'veux pas rester sage - 1997
Page 6 Era - Ameno - 1997
Page 21 Faudel - Tellement je t'aime - 1997
Page 12 Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon - 1997 - Electro
Page 38 Louise Attaque - Vous avez l'heure ? - 1997
Page 37 IAM - Petit frère - 1997
Page 10 La Tordue - lola - 1997
Page 20 Les Ogres de Barback - Rue de Panam - 1997
Page 1 Louise Attaque - J't'emmène au vent - 1997
Page 16 Massilia Sound System - Brûle ces papiers - 1997
Page 16 Ménélik - Je me souviens - 1997
Page 19 No One Is Innocent - Nomenklatura - 1997
Page 10 Florent Pagny - Savoir aimer - 1997
Page 17 Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah - 1997
Page 12 Air - Sexy Boy - 1998 - Electro
Page 10 René Aubry - La Grande Cascade - 1998 - Classical
Page 25 Autour de Lucie - Sur tes pas - 1998
Page 5 Alain Bashung - La nuit je mens - 1998
Page 36 Richard Cocciante/Patrick Fiori, Daniel Lavoie and Garou - Belle - Notre-Dame de Paris - 1998
Page 29 Marc Collin - Les Kid Nappeurs - Thème principal - 1998- OST
Page 27 Francis Dhomont - Je te salue, vieil océan ! - 1998 - Classical & Electronic
Page 37 Lara Fabian - Je t'aime - 1998
Page 8 Alex Gopher - The Child - 1998 - Electro
Page 10 Idéal J - Hardcore - 1998
Page 23 Manau - La tribu de Dana - 1998
Page 16 Matmatah - Lambé An Dro - 1998
Page 22 Roudoudou - Peace and Tranquility to Earth - 1998 - Electro
Page 23 Sinclair - Si c'est bon comme ça - 1998
Page 5 Stardust - Music Sounds Better with You - 1998 - Electro
Page 34 Suprême NTM - Ma Benz - 1998
Page 32 Tryo - L'hymne de nos campagnes - 1998
Page 5 Zebda - Tomber le chemise - 1998
Page 37 Cassius - Cassius 1999 - 1999 - Electro
Page 32 Etienne Charry - Par ici la monnaie - 1999
Page 8 Thomas Fersen - La Chauve-Souris - 1999
Page 20 Laidy Laistee - Et si... ? - 1999
Page 15 Larusso - Tu m'oublieras - 1999
Page 13 Lofofora - Les Gens - 1999
Page 35 -M- - Onde sensuelle - 1999
Page 25 Mass Hysteria - Contraddiction - 1999
Page 6 Mr Oizo - Flat Beat - 1999 - Electro
Page 7 Michel Petrucciani - Brazilian Like - 1999 - Jazz
Page 10 Saïan Supa Crew - Angela - 1999
Page 29 Damien Saez - Jeune et con - 1999
Page 37 Patrick Sébastien - Le petit bonhomme en mousse - 1999
Page 22 Hélène Ségara - Il y a trop de gens qui t'aiment - 1999
Page 38 Sergent Garcia - Acabar mal - 1999
Page 33 Svinkels - Réveille le punk - 1999
Page 12 Tahiti 80 - Heartbeat - 1999
Page 15 Erik Truffaz - Siegfried - 1999 - Jazz

Page 6 Alizée - Moi... Lolita - 2000
Page 23 Françoiz Breut - Si tu disais - 2000
Page 30 Grand Popo Football Club - Les hommes, c'est pas des mecs bien ! - 2000 - Electro
Page 20 Michel Houellebecq - Célibataires - 2000
Page 37 Java - Sex, accordéon et alcool - 2000
Page 10 Mirways - Naïve Song - 2000 - Electro
Page 17 Modjo - Lady (Hear me tonight) - 2000 - Electro
Page 11 Nèg' Marrons - Le bilan - 2000
Page 15 Paris Combo - Living Room - 2000
Page 18 Pierpoljak - Maman - 2000
Page 14 St Germain - Rose rouge - 2000 - Electro & Jazz
Page 30 Carnival in Coal - Don't be happy, worry - 2001
Page 32 Le pélican frisé - Les cervelles sont cuites - 2001
Page 2 Etienne Daho et Dani - Comme un Boomerang - 2001
Page 6 Expérience - Aujourd'hui, maintenant - 2001
Page 1 Brigitte Fontaine et Noir Désir - Bis Baby Boum Boum - 2001
Page 13 Gotan Project - Santa Maria - 2001 - Electro
Page 28 Manu Chao - Me gustas tu - 2001
Page 1 Noir Désir - Le vent nous portera - 2001
Page 20 The Supermen Lovers - Starlight - 2001 - Electro
Page 1 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine - Guichet 102 - 2001
Page 33 Corneille - Parce qu'on vient de loin - 2002
Page 14 Eiffel - Tu vois loin - 2002
Page 2 Johnny Hallyday - Marie ! - 2002
Page 8 Le Peuple de l'Herbe - No Escape - 2002
Page 21 One T - The Magic Key - 2002
Page 10 Sanseverino - Mal ô mains - 2002
Page 4 A.S. Dragon - Dirty - 2003
Page 24 Stéphane Belmondo - Notre Père -2003 - Jazz
Page 12 Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit - 2003
Page 18 Alexandre Desplat - Girl with a pearl earring - Griet's Theme - 2003 - OST
Page 8 Christophe Héral - Hyllian Suite - 2003 - VGST
Page 12 La Grande Sophie - Devenir grand (On savait) - 2003
Page 16 Les Fatals Picards - Goldorak est mort - 2003
Page 2 M - Qui de nous deux ? - 2003
Page 24 Mc Jean-Gab'1 - Donjon - 2003
Page 5 Mickey 3D - Respire - 2003
Page 5 Tété - A la faveur de l'automne - 2003
Page 6 Keren Ann - La forme et le fond - 2004
Page 30 Amel Bent - Ma philosophie - 2004
Page 23 Anorexia Nervosa - Sister September - 2004
Page 15 Bruno Coulais - Les Choristes - Vois sur ton chemin - 2004 - OST
Page 27 Daniel Darc - Je me souviens, je me rappelle - 2004
Page 9 Vincent Delerm - Fanny Ardant et Moi - 2004
Page 27 David Lafore - Un baiser, une bombe - 2004
Page 28 Kool Shen - Un ange dans le ciel - 2004
Page 11 La Rue Kétanou - Les hommes que j'aime - 2004
Page 24 Luke - La sentinelle - 2004
Page 17 Passi - Face à la mer (feat Calogero) - 2004
Page 12 Sinsémilia - Tout le bonheur du monde - 2004
Page 34 Uncommonmenfrommars - You can be evil - 2004
Page 15 Bénabar - Le Dîner - 2005
Pgae 29 Mathieu Boogaerts - Une bonne nouvelle - 2005
Page 3 Camille - Ta Douleur - 2005
Page 25 Clarika - Ne me demande pas - 2005
Page 25 Hocus Pocus - Hip-Hop ? - 2005
Page 22 Justin(e) - Parle moi - 2005
Page 33 L'Oeuf Raide - Stange 50's - 2005 - Electro
Page 4 Philippe Katerine - Louxor J'adore - 2005
Page 10 Raphaël - Caravane - 2005
Page 6 Olivia Ruiz - J'traîne des pieds - 2005
Page 26 Smooth - Smooth - 2005 - Electro
Page Martin Solveig - Rejection - 2005 - Electro
Page 13 Ulan Bator - Pensées Massacre - 2005
Page 14 Vitalic - My friend Dario - 2005 - Electro
Page 19 Wax Tailor - Our Dance - 2005 - Electro
Page 7 AaRON - U Turn (Lili) - 2006
Page 23 Babx - Crack Maniac - 2006
Page 17 Bob Sinclar - Rock this party (Everybody dance now) - 2006 - Electro
Page 9 Jeanne Cherhal - Voilà - 2006
Page 20 Debout sur le zinc - La déclaration - 2006
Page 30 Diam's - La boulette - 2006
Page 15 Dj Mehdi - Signatune - 2006 - Electro
Page 16 Richard Galliano - Tango pour Claude - 2006 - Jazz
Page 14 Pierre Guimard - Stéphanie - 2006
Page 21 I Love UFO - Like In The Movies - 2006
Page 5 Kamini - Marly-Gomont - 2006
Page 12 Kaolin - Partons vite - 2006
Page 29 Emily Loizeau - Je suis jalouse - 2006
Page 22 Les Shades - Electrique - 2006
Page 5 Renan Luce - La lettre - 2006
Page 9 Mademoiselle K - Ça me vexe - 2006
Page 32 Para One - Dudun dun - 2006 - Electro
Page 25 Adrienne Pauly - J'veux un mec - 2006
Page 13 Rinôçérôse - Cubicle - 2006
Page 3 Emilie Simon - Le vieil amant - 2006 - Electro
Page 38 AqME - Karma & Nicotine - 2007
Page 13 Cocoon - On my way - 2007
Page 22 Pauline Croze - Baiser d'adieu - 2007
Page 33 Dionysos - Le jour le plus froid du monde - 2007
Page 19 Fatal Bazooka - J'aime trop ton boule - 2007
Page 34 Fatal Bazooka - Fous ta cagoule - 2007
Page 11 Jil Is Lucky - The Wanderer - 2007
Page 14 Moriarty - Jimmy - 2007
Page 11 Naast - Mauvais Garçon - 2007
Page 33 Panda Dub - Rastamachine - 2007 - Electro
Page 17 Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle - Sing Sing - 2007
Page 28 Les Ramoneurs de menhirs - Dañs Gwadek 1 - 2007
Page 21 Yelle - Ce jeu - 2007
Page 37 Blackrain - Innocent Rosie - 2008
Page 22 DiscoBitch - C'est beau la bourgeoisie - 2008 - Electro
Page 7 Julien Doré - Les limites - 2008
Page 3 EZ3kiel - Adamantium - 2008 - Electro
Page 16 Grand Corps Malade - Je viens de là - 2008
Page 37 Sébastien Tellier - Roche - 2008
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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:16 am
by Romain
Eths - Crucifère - 2004
Nu Metal, Metalcore, Groove Metal

Album: Soma (RYM: 3.05/5)

Eths (stylized as eths) was a French heavy metal band from Marseille.

Staif joined by Greg, formed the band What's the fuck in 1996. The following year, Candice joined the band which was renamed Melting Point. In 1999, Guillaume joined the group after having left his earlier group Shockwave. Six months later, Roswell joined. The band was complete. The band first called themselves "Hets".The members then decided to change their name to Eths after realising Hets sounded like the English word heterosexual.

The band is often on tour around France, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal and Brazil. They have made several maxi CDs, the most famous is Samantha. The band also released its first full-length album, Soma, in 2004.

Eths' music features heavy, hard guitars and drums. Their song lyrics are inspired by Candice's painful childhood.

Eths tours and distributes albums under the Coriace label. They became famous in France, appearing on the cover of Rock Sound No. 141, and they often play with bands like Lofofora, Fantômas, Machine Head, Skindred and Element.

On June 27 of 2006, Eths wrote an official statement on their website, announcing the departure of Guillaume and Roswell for “different points of view”.

The remainder of the band announced that they were on good terms and that they were working on a new album being produced by Fred Norguet. 15 pieces were written and the vocals composed on half of them. Pierre of Lofofora performed drums on the album and their label Coriace dealt with the bass. The album was released in the Spring of 2007 in France, and in March 2008 for the rest of the world.

On June 28 of 2009, Eths performed at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium. Later on July 31 of 2009, Eths performed at Wacken Open Air in Germany. Of January 9 of 2010 Eths announced that they were writing their next album, called III which will be released April 6, 2012, with the songs Gravis Venter and the lead single Adonaï released beforehand.

On September 18, 2012, frontwoman Candice Clot announced her departure from the band due to family commitments and personal reasons. Virginie Goncalves of Kells and Nelly Wood replaced Clot as temporary touring vocalists.

In April 2013, the group announced Rachel Aspe as their new frontwoman. In the same month, it was announced that guitarist Grégory "Greg" Rouvière had departed the band due to an injury and personal issues. Yom left the band in April 2015 to be replaced by KA drummer R.U.L as the group head to the studio to record their 4th album.

On November 30, 2016 the band announced via Facebook they were breaking up
Je ne m'entends plus
Je ne m'en sors plus!
Aide-moi, rien qu'une autre fois!
J'ai mâché mes mains
Je ne sens plus rien
Éteints moi!

Je sais la vérité, l'ai toujours honorée
Je sais la vérité, je l'ai toujours détestée

Non, je ne veux plus m'asseoir

Ma vie n'était qu'un rêve
L'amertume s'amoncelle
Je prie d'être irréelle
Nos veines ruissellent
Envahissent ma tête et je crève
J'ai cassé la beauté, effacé, gratté, cessé d'exister

Non, je ne veux plus m'asseoir
Plus envie de te voir prés de moi, non!

Enclin disgracieux
J'irais brûler mes ailes
Mutation corporelle
Je m'aime facétieuse
Démons malins galopent
Si beaux, sur leurs chevaux m'enveloppent
L'armée d'infidèle me saisira

Non! No

J'ai sali les amants de ma langue de serpent
J'ai enflammé nos chairs avec nos amours passées
J'ai pleuré les avants, la rage des pères
J'ai brûlé nos bancs, de toute ma haine, je me lève

Rien, envie du sien de bien
Rien, envie de moins de bien
Plus envie de nos devoirs là-bas!
Plus envie de te voir prés de moi!

Ce que tu ne peux sentir
Tu n'as pas compris
Tout ce qui me fait languir
Tu n'as pas compris
La vérité, tu ne l'as pas comprise
M'a rattrapée, tu n'as pas compris: J'y crois encore

I don't hear myself anymore
I can't get out of this anymore
Help me, just one more time
I've bitten my hands
I don't feel anything anymore
Turn me off
I know the truth, I've alway honored it
I know the truth, I've always hated it
No, I don't want to sit down
I don't want to see you next to me anymore, no!
Ungraceful inclination
I would go burn my wings
corporal mutation
Sharp demons ride
So beautiful, on their horses they wrap me
Take me with you!
The infidel's army will seize me
Sat down
I've soiled the lovers of my snake tongue
I've ignited our flesh with our past loves
I've cried the fronts, the wrath of the parents
I've burned our benchs, of all my hatred, I rise
Nothing, wanting of his goodness
Nothing, wanting less goodness
No longer wanting our duties over there
No longer wanting to see you next to me
What you cannot fell
You have not understood
All that makes me languish
You have not understood
The truth, you did not understand it
I catched me, you haven't understood: I still believe

Thanks to LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:07 pm
by granit
Romain wrote:
Wed May 21, 2014 12:23 pm
Marquis de Sade - Wanda's Loving Boy - 1981

Album : Rue de Siam

Artist Biography by Olivier Duboc (Allmusic)

Formed in 1977, Marquis de Sade were one of the truly classic French combos of the late '70s and early '80s, leaving a lasting imprint on the Rennes music scene. In three years, Franck Darcel (guitar), Christian Dargelos (keyboards), Philippe Pascal (vocals), and an ever-changing set of additional musicians came up with two major records in French pop/rock history, both containing witty, dark, and exciting music comparable to Howard Devoto's Magazine, mixing post-punk and new wave with a drop of funk to produce an intensely nervous, modern, yet romantic sound, often copied but rarely equaled.
After a first EP (Air Tight Cell/Henry), their first album, 1979's Dantzig Twist, was recorded in collaboration with Arnold Turboust (later to collaborate with Etienne Daho) on keyboards and Daniel Paboeuf on saxophone. Their material having made a strong impression and after the release of another EP (Rythmiques) in 1980, Marquis de Sade recorded Rue de Siam at separate sessions in Paris and London, showing signs of strained relations within the band. As a matter of fact, this 1981 release was their last.
The band's 1981 breakup led to the formation of half a dozen groups, such as Marc Seberg (including Philippe Pascal, Pierre Thomas, and Anzia) and Les Nus (featuring Christian Dargelos). Among numerous projects, Franck Darcel formed Octobre and went on to produce rising star Etienne Daho.
Though Marquis de Sade didn't achieve mass popularity, the band has earned nearly cult status, and has achieved some recognition alongside '80s underground faves like Taxi Girl during the mid-2000s new wave/post-punk revival.
Romain wrote:
Mon May 11, 2015 11:02 am
Marc Seberg - L'éclaircie - 1985

Album : Le chant des terres

Wikipédia (google translate)
After the separation of the Marquis de Sade group, singer, Philippe Pascal found Anzia, present on the debut album "Danzig Twist" (1979) Marquis de Sade. Their first record "83" is produced by Steve Hillage (ex-Gong) and includes the cover of the song by Kurt Weill "Surabaya Johnny", with lyrics in English. This album also contains a short essay "twelve-tone" with an improvised singing at the time of registration ("The Shriek").

Pascale Le Berre is on keyboards for the second album " Le Chant des terres" This second album includes a poem by Charles Baudelaire "Méditation".

Marc Seberg out in 1987 her third album Lumières & Trahisons..

The fourth album, Le Bout des Nerfs in 1989, is the last and the band split in 1991.

Philippe Pascal and Pascale Le Berre sign an album in 1994 under the name of Philippe Pascale, but it will never have on.
C'est vrai,
l'hiver dure trop longtemps.
C'est vrai
sans toi
la neige, le gel
les coups de vent
en plein cœur d'Avril
Les mois s'étirent
se ralentissent
jusqu'au plus profond de l'ennui
l'ennui :
c'est que tous les chats sont gris !

Sans toi, toutes les couleurs se fanent
en une fine pellicule de poussière un peu sale.
Comment retrouver le temps d'une danse
tous les clichés d'une romance ?
Et comment oser faire rimer l'amour
avec dernier recours ?
... Et si ce n'est pas pour demain
eh bien j'attendrai !

... Et si ce n'est pas pour demain
qu'importe, j'attendrai
le jour d'après
un millier d'années
un éclat de verre.
Millier de larmes
une éclaircie.

Pourtant il suffit d'un regard,
brillante, brillante étoile d'un soir.
Comme un marin mis sur le sable
une sirène m 'a laissé en rade.
Il est temps de hisser la voile
le cap
sur une île de hasard.
... Et si ce n'est pas pour demain
alors j'attendrai !

... Et si ce n'est pas pour demain
qu'importe j'attendrai
le jour d'après !

... Et si ce n'est pas pour demain
alors j'attendrai
le jour d'après !
Un millier de larmes
une pluie de rêves.
Un arc-en-ciel
dans un millier d'années...
Oh mercy. Mercy. I'm so scared...
Juste un sourire.
Un millier d'années...

Plus au sud
une île...
dans un millier d'années.

It's true,
Winter lasts much too long.
It's true
without you
the snow, the frost
the gusts of wind
in the heart of April
drag on.
The months stretch,
slow down,
until the deepest ennui is reached.
that's when all cats are grey!*

Without you, all the colours fade
into a little speck of slightly-dirty dust.
How to rediscover the time of a dance,
all the cliches of a romance?
And how to dare to make "love"-
rhyme with "last resort"?
And if it's not for tomorrow,
well, I'll wait!

And if it's not for tomorrow
what does it matter if I wait for
the day after
a thousand years
a shard of glass,
a thousand tears,
a sunny spell.**

And yet, it only takes a glance,
brilliant, brilliant star of an evening.
Like a sailor left on the sand
A siren left me stranded.
It's time to hoist the sail,
around the cape,
of a dangerous isle.
. . .And if it's not for tomorrow
I will wait!

And if it's not for tomorrow,
what does it matter if I wait
for the day after!

And if it's not for tonorrow
Then I'll wait for the day after!
A thousand tears,
A rain of dreams,
A rainbow
In a thousand years. . .
Oh mercy, Mercy, I'm so scared,
Just a smile.
A thousand years. . .

Further south,
An isle. . .
The sunny spell
of a thousand years.

*it's a pun on the proverb "la nuit: tous les chats sont gris", i.e. all cats are grey in the dark, i.e. physical appearance doesn't matter in the dark.
**"eclaircie" means "respite/hiatus", but in weather it means "sunny spell" i.e. between periods of rain. I used "sunny spell" since the singer uses lots of weather imagery.

Thanks to mayasurya on LyricsTranslate.
Philppe Pascal find dead, today. 63 years old. RIP.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:10 pm
by Romain
I don't know if I have to say "thank you" for the info ... sad.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:42 am
by Romain
Marquis de Sade - Cancer and Drugs - 1981

Album: Rue de Siam (RYM: 3,56/5)

Artist Biography by Olivier Duboc (Allmusic)

Formed in 1977, Marquis de Sade were one of the truly classic French combos of the late '70s and early '80s, leaving a lasting imprint on the Rennes music scene. In three years, Franck Darcel (guitar), Christian Dargelos (keyboards), Philippe Pascal (vocals), and an ever-changing set of additional musicians came up with two major records in French pop/rock history, both containing witty, dark, and exciting music comparable to Howard Devoto's Magazine, mixing post-punk and new wave with a drop of funk to produce an intensely nervous, modern, yet romantic sound, often copied but rarely equaled.
After a first EP (Air Tight Cell/Henry), their first album, 1979's Dantzig Twist, was recorded in collaboration with Arnold Turboust (later to collaborate with Etienne Daho) on keyboards and Daniel Paboeuf on saxophone. Their material having made a strong impression and after the release of another EP (Rythmiques) in 1980, Marquis de Sade recorded Rue de Siam at separate sessions in Paris and London, showing signs of strained relations within the band. As a matter of fact, this 1981 release was their last.
The band's 1981 breakup led to the formation of half a dozen groups, such as Marc Seberg (including Philippe Pascal, Pierre Thomas, and Anzia) and Les Nus (featuring Christian Dargelos). Among numerous projects, Franck Darcel formed Octobre and went on to produce rising star Etienne Daho.
Though Marquis de Sade didn't achieve mass popularity, the band has earned nearly cult status, and has achieved some recognition alongside '80s underground faves like Taxi Girl during the mid-2000s new wave/post-punk revival.

"The singer of the cult group Marquis de Sade was found dead at his home in Rennes on Thursday evening, September 12. A police investigation was opened to clarify the circumstances of the death. The path of suicide is privileged
A live:

Très profond, sous ma peau dans la viande
Le réseau cancer
Émet son appel
Les pattes crispées se redressent et se tendent
Pour creuser ma chair
Le maître s'éveille... L'air se hérisse de bris de verre
D'éclats de fer qui fixent mes nerfs
Tu sais Marc: "Nul endroit où le fuir" (dans la nuit)

Cancer et drogues dictez vos ordres
Cancer suffer, please pierce my nerves
Nourrir l'horreur qui mutile les images
Diktat de mes sens
Dedans me remplace
Digère mon corps, défigure mon visage
Mais donne l'assurance
L'empreinte sur le sable... Ma gorge crache des mots prétextes
D'éclats de fer excision vaine!
Tu sais Marc: "Je ne veux pas le perdre, juste l'oublier!"
Cancer et drogues dictez vos ordres
Cancer suffer, embrace my nerves
Now dance to the rythm of my Cancer

Drugs of no suffer won't you please remove my nerves
Très profond, sous ma peau dans la chair
le réseau cancer
Se regarde dormir
Anesthésie la douleur, la lumière
Aux mouvements lointains
La plaie insensible... Calme clinique respire l'absence
Reste en attente du jour prochain
Tu sais Marc: "Nul endroit où se fuir dans la nuit"
Cancer et drogues dictez vos ordres
Cancer suffer, embrace my nerves
Now dance to the rythm of my Cancer and my drugs

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:41 am
by Romain
Next song.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:49 am
by Romain
Patrick Bruel - Place des grands hommes - 1989
Chanson, Pop

Album: Alors regarde (RYM: 2.13/5)

Artist Biography by Steve Huey (Allmusic)

Actor and singer Patrick Bruel became one of France's biggest stars, first making his name as a teen idol in the '80s, then leading a return to traditional French chanson in the new millennium. After making his big-screen debut as a teenager in Le Coup de Sirocco, his recording debut, "Vide," arrived in 1982. It was his second studio LP, 1989's Alors, Regarde, that first took him to number one in France; he would return to the spot in each of the next three decades. A strong touring draw, Bruel has released a number of live albums along the way, including the chart-topping Si Ce Soir... in 1991. It included his sole number one single, "Qui a le Droit..." He traded his earlier matinee-idol pop for more guitar-centric rock & roll on 1994's Bruel, and experimented with South American and North African influences on 1999's Juste Avant, finding chart success with both. He changed things up again in 2002 with Entre Deux, a double album of classic French chanson. By then in his fifties, Bruel had his sixth number one album with 2012's Lequel de Nous, and in 2013 he became a César-nominated actor for his portrayal of Vincent in the 2012 film Le Prénom (aka What's in a Name?). Bruel is also known as a world-class professional poker player who has worked as a TV commentator in France.

Bruel was born Patrick Benguigui in Tlemcen, Algeria, on May 14, 1959. His father abandoned the family when Patrick was only a year old, and in 1962, after Algeria won its independence, his mother moved to France, settling in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. A fine soccer player in his youth, Patrick first settled on the idea of being a singer after seeing Michel Sardou perform in 1975. As luck would have it, acting would bring him his first success; first-time director Alexandre Arcady ran an ad seeking a young man with a French-Algerian (or "pied-noir" in French slang) accent for his film Le Coup de Sirocco. Benguigui (as he was still called) auditioned and won the part. The following year, he spent some time in New York City, where he met Gérard Presgurvic, later to become his primary songwriter.

Returning to Paris, Bruel appeared in several films, television shows, and plays, and cut his first single, "Vide," in 1982. It failed to attract much attention, but his next effort, "Marre Cette Nana-là" ("Enough of That Chick"), was a substantial hit in 1984. A follow-up, "Comment Ça Va Pour Vous" ("How's It Going for You"), also found success in 1985. Bruel released his debut album, De Face, in 1986 and reached the Top 40 of France's album chart. After several more film appearances and a live recording made at the Olympia, Bruel recorded a second studio album, Alors Regarde, in 1989. Paced by the smash hit "Casser la Voix" ("To Break the Voice"), the album made Bruel a superstar in Europe and Canada, and would eventually go on to sell over two million copies. Bruel embarked on a sold-out tour; throngs of screaming teenage girls packed his concerts, leading the French media to dub the phenomenon "Bruelmania." A second live album, Si Ce Soir..., was culled from the tour.

For his third studio album, 1994's Bruel (aka Bruel 3), Bruel tried to move away from his heartthrob-balladeer image by delving into guitar-oriented rock & roll, as on the single "Bouge." A third live album, On S'était Dit, was recorded during the supporting tour in 1995, spawning the Johnny Hallyday-penned single "Pour Exister." The Spanish-language collection Plaza de los Heroes helped break him in the Spanish and South American markets that year. Bruel subsequently took some time off from recording to concentrate on acting, as well as international concert appearances. A skilled poker player, he also joined the World Series of Poker tour, winning the world championship in the Limit Hold 'Em event in 1998. Bruel finally returned to the studio and completed his fourth proper album, Juste Avant, in late 1999. It found him beginning to experiment with international influences from South America and North Africa. Supported by heavy touring in 2000, the album was a hit, reaching number one in France and Belgium. It was followed by the double-live set Rien Ne S'efface.

Bruel had previously covered classic French chansons, usually in concert, but in 2002, he jumped into the style with both feet. The double studio album Entre Deux ("Between Two," i.e., between the two World Wars) featured 23 selections from the golden age of French cabaret pop, and found him working with a wide array of guest stars, including Johnny Hallyday and Charles Aznavour. His audience followed the move, helping to keep traditional French pop alive and vital for new generations. In 2006, the album Des Souvenirs Devant went to number one on both the French and Belgium pop charts, as did his 2012 effort Lequel de Nous after a six-year musical hiatus. He reached the Top Five again in the same two countries with 2015's Très Souvent, Je Pense à Vous... A year later, Bruel Barbara - Le Châtelet captured a live tribute to cabaret singer Barbara from July 2016.
On s'était dit rendez-vous dans 10 ans
Même jour, même heure, même pommes
On verra quand on aura 30 ans
Sur les marches de la place des grands hommes

Le jour est venu et moi aussi
Mais je ne veux pas être le premier
Si on avait plus rien à se dire et si et si
Je fais des détours dans le quartier

C'est fou qu'un crépuscule de printemps
Rappelle le même crépuscule qu'il y a 10 ans
Trottoirs usés par les regards baissés
Qu'est-ce-que j'ai fais de ces années ?

J'ai pas flotté tranquille sur l'eau?
Je n'ai pas nagé le vent dans le dos
Dernière ligne droite, la rue Souflot
Combien seront la 4,3,2,1... 0 ?

On s'était dit rendez-vous dans 10 ans
Même jour, même heure, même pommes
On verra quand on aura 30 ans
Sur les marches de la place des grands hommes

J'avais eu si souvent eu envie d'elle
La belle Séverine me regardera-t-elle ?
Eric voulait explorer le subconscient
Remonte-t-il de la surface de temps en temps ?

J'ai un peu peur de traverser l'miroir
Si j'y allais pas je me serais trompé d'un soir
Devant une vitrine d'antiquité
J'imagine les retrouvailles de l'amitié

T'as pas changé, qu'est-ce que tu deviens ?
Tu t'es mariée, t'as trois gamins
T'as réussi, tu fais médecin
Et toi Pascale, tu te marres toujours pour rien ?

J'ai connu des marées hautes et des marées basses,
Comme vous, comme vous, comme vous.
J'ai rencontré des tempêtes et des bourrasques,
Comme vous, comme vous, comme vous.
Chaque amour morte à une nouvelle a fait place,
Et vous, et vous ?
Et toi Marco qui ambitionnait simplement d'être heureux dans la vie,
As-tu réussi ton pari ?
Et toi François, et toi Laurence, et toi Marion,
Et toi Gégé... et toi Bruno, et toi Évelyne ?

Et bien c'est formidable les copains!

On s'est tout dit, on se sert la main !
On ne peut pas mettre 10 ans sur table
Comme on étale ses lettres au Scrabble.
Dans la vitrine je vois le reflet

D'une lycéenne derrière moi.
Si elle part à gauche, je la suivrai.
Si c'est à droite... Attendez-moi !
Attendez-moi ! Attendez-moi ! Attendez-moi !

On s'était dit rendez-vous dans 10 ans,
Même jour, même heure, même pommes.
On verra quand on aura 30 ans
Si on est d'venus des grands hommes...
Des grands hommes... des grands hommes...

Tiens si on se donnait rendez-vous dans 10 ans...

We told ourselves we'd meet again in ten years

Same day, same time, same guys
We'll see when we're 30
On the steps of the Place of Great Men

The day arrived and so did I
But I don't want to be the first one
If we don't have anything to say to each other, and if and if
I take a walk around the area

It's crazy how a Spring twilight
Reminds us of the same twilight from ten years ago
Pavements worn down by lowered gazes
What have I done with these years?

I haven't floated peacefully on water
I didn't swim with the wind at my back
Last right turn, Souflot Street
How many will be there, 4, 3, 2, 1... 0?

We told ourselves we'd meet again in ten years
Same day, same time, same guys
We'll see when we're 30
On the steps of the Place of Great Men

I'd had a crush on her so many times
Will the beautiful Séverine look at me?
Eric wanted to explore the subconscious
Does he come up for air from time to time?

I'm a little scared of going through the mirror
If I didn't go there, I'd have got the night wrong
In front of an old-fashioned shop window
I imagine the rekindling of friendships

"You haven't changed, what have you been up to?
You're married, you've got three kids
You've made it, you're a doctor
And you, Pascale, you still get mad over nothing?"

I've known high tides and low tides
Like you, like you, like you
I've encountered storms and squalls
Like you, like you, like you
Each love that ended gave way to another
And you, and you... and you?
And you Marco, who had the simple ambition of being happy in life,
Have you won your bet?
And you François, and you Laurence, and you Marion,
And you Gégé... and you Bruno, and you Evelyne?

Hey, good friends are great!

We told each other everything, we shook hands
You can't lay out ten years on a table
Like you arrange Scrabble letters
In the window I see the reflection
Of a high school girl behind me
If she goes left, I'll follow her
If it's right... Wait for me!
Wait for me! Wait for me! Wait for me!

We told ourselves we'd meet again in ten years
Same day, same time, same guys
We'll see when we're 30
If we've become great men
Great men... great men....

Well if we arranged to meet up in ten years' time...

Thanks to LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:20 am
by Romain
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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:33 am
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Jean-Jacques Milteau - Blue 3rd - 2003

Album: Blue 3rd (RYM: 3.99/5)

Artist Biography by Matt Collar (Allmusic)
Born in Paris in 1950, blues harmonica player Jean Jacques Milteau first discovered the harmonica in the mid-'60s while listening to rock albums by artists such as Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.
A heavy interest in the blues ensued and, later on a trip to America, Milteau became enthralled with the traditional blues of artists such as Little Walter, Charlie McCoy, and others. In the late '70s, Milteau decided to devote his entire career to performing music and began making various gigs around Paris, performing with such high-profile artists as Charles Aznavour, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Yves Montand, and others.
It wasn't until 1989 though that Milteau released his solo debut, Blues Harp. Since then, Milteau added writing to his resumé, including various harmonica method books, and released his share of albums in Europe and toured extensively. Milteau released the Tennessee-recorded Memphis in 2003.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:23 am
by Romain
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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:36 am
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Joe Dassin - Et si tu n'existais pas - 1975
Chanson, Pop, Contemporary Folk

Album: Joe Dassin (RYM: 3.38/5)

Artist Biography by Steve Huey (Allmusic)
American expatriate Joe Dassin was one of France's most popular singers during the late '60s and '70s, initially building his name with stylized adaptations of folk and country material from his birthplace. As his career blossomed, Dassin turned increasingly to traditional-style chansons penned by some of the genre's best writers, scoring an all-time classic with his 1975 smash "L'Eté Indien." Notorious for his perfectionism, Dassin could play the introverted romantic, but his persona also played off of American archetypes and imagery. His premature death of a heart attack in 1980 robbed French pop of one of its greatest modern-day practitioners.

Joseph Ira Dassin was born November 7, 1938, in New York City. His father was future film director Jules Dassin, and his mother was Hungarian violinist Beatrice Launer. In 1940, the family moved to Los Angeles to further Jules' highly promising directing career; however, it was interrupted when he fell victim to the McCarthy-era blacklist. Moving to Europe in search of work, the family lived a migratory existence for a time, and finally settled in Paris in 1950. Joe's parents divorced in 1956; stung, he returned to the United States and enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he studied medicine and anthropology. In his free time, he worked as a radio DJ, and began singing folk songs and Georges Brassens compositions around the area with another French-speaking student. After returning to France, Dassin worked some low-level jobs in the film industry, including a few small parts in his father's movies; he also worked in radio and wrote freelance articles for Playboy and The New Yorker.

In late 1964, at the urging of his future wife Maryse, Dassin made a demo recording for CBS France that turned some heads; soon, the label made him its first French signer. His debut single was "Je Change un Peu de Vent," an adaptation of the American folk song "Freight Train" with additional lyrics by Jean-Marie Rivat (who would become a frequent Dassin collaborator). It flopped, as did two EPs released in 1965. However, 1966's "Bip Bip" -- an adaptation of John D. Loudermilk's "Road Hog" -- was a hit, and CBS subsequently teamed Dassin with one of France's top producers, Jacques Plait. Minor hits in "Ça M'avance à Quoi?" and "Excuse Me, Lady" followed, but Dassin's career really took off when he was tapped to host the inaugural MIDEM music festival at Cannes in 1967; well covered by the French media, it gave him crucial exposure. Not long after, Dassin collaborated with Jean-Michel Rivat and Frank Thomas on an original work, the gunfighting-cowboy ballad "Les Dalton." Dassin had intended to give the song to another singer, but recorded it himself at Plait's vehement insistence; the result was a breakthrough smash hit, one that made Dassin a genuine star. His deep, charismatic voice and good looks made him highly popular with female audiences, but his American roots also lent him a certain novelty, a link to the free open spaces and flower-child optimism of his native country.

Dassin had further success in the late '60s with hits like "Marie-Jeanne" (a version of Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe"), "Siffler sur la Colline" ("To Whistle on the Hill"), "La Bande à Bonnot," and "Le Petit Pain au Chocolat." He suffered a minor heart attack in 1969, but recovered to make a triumphant appearance at the Olympia in Paris later that year, and scored his biggest hit yet with "Les Champs-Elysées," an international smash that broke him across Europe. Further hits followed in 1970 with "L'Amerique" and "Cécilia" (the Simon & Garfunkel song), both adapted by legendary French songwriter Pierre Delanoé; he and Claude Lemesle gradually replaced Rivat and Frank Thomas as Dassin's primary suppliers of material. "La Fleur aux Dents" and "L'Équipe de Jojo" were successes in 1971, and the following year, amid heavy international touring, Dassin bought a second home in Tahiti.

1973 started well for Dassin, as "Le Moustique" and "Salut les Amoureux" became enormous hits. Sadly, though, his wife gave birth to a premature son who died not long after; always moody and private anyway, Dassin sank into a deep depression that effectively stalled his career for over a year. He recovered his momentum in late 1974 with the singles "Si Tu T'appelles Melancolie" and "Vade Retro," and in 1975 he scored the biggest hit of his career, the French pop classic "L'Été Indien" ("Indian Summer"), which was adapted by Delanoé and Lemesle from an Italian song ("Africa," by Albatros). "L'Été Indien" kicked off probably the most successful period of Dassin's career; over the next two years, he landed smash after smash, including "Et Si Tu N'existais Pas," "Salut," "Ça Va Pas Changer le Monde," "Le Jardin du Luxembourg," and "À Toi."

Dassin divorced his wife in 1977 and married his new girlfriend early the next year. His first child was born later in 1978; by that time, disco had begun to take over the French music scene, and a new generation of pop singers were also making their presence felt. Dassin kept pace with "Si Tu Penses à Moi," a disco-reggae adaptation of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry," but although his international tours continued to sell out, the momentum of his recording career began to falter somewhat. He performed at the Olympia for what proved to be a final time in 1979; by the end of the year, his second marriage was on the rocks, and he suffered a heart attack. Early in 1980, not long after the birth of his second child, Dassin's marriage officially broke up. With his personal life in turmoil, and feeling the pressure for a comeback hit, Dassin suffered a heart attack that summer; while in the hospital, he also underwent surgery for a stomach ulcer. Nonetheless, Dassin attempted to make his way to his second home in Tahiti for a break from the pressure. During a layover in Los Angeles, Dassin suffered yet another heart attack; still, he pressed on with the journey. On August 20, 1980, while dining in a restaurant in Papeete, Tahiti, Dassin suffered a final, fatal heart attack; he was not quite 42 years old.
Et si tu n'existais pas,
dis-moi pourquoi j'existerais.
Pour traîner dans un monde sans toi,
sans espoir et sans regret.
Et si tu n'existais pas,
j'essaierais d'inventer l'amour
comme un peintre qui voit sous ses doigts
naître les couleurs du jour,
et qui n'en revient pas.

Et si tu n'existais pas,
dis-moi pour qui j'existerais.
Des passantes endormies dans mes bras
que je n'aimerais jamais.
Et si tu n'existais pas,
je ne serais qu'un point de plus
dans ce monde qui vient et qui va,
je me sentirais perdu.
J'aurais besoin de toi.

Et si tu n'existais pas,
dis-moi comment j'existerais.
Je pourrais faire semblant d'être moi,
mais je ne serais pas vrai.
Et si tu n'existais pas,
je crois que je l'aurais trouvé,
le secret de la vie, le pourquoi
simplement pour te créer,
et pour te regarder.

Et si tu n'existais pas
Dis-moi pourquoi j'existerais
Pour traîner dans un monde sans toi
Sans espoir et sans regret
Et si tu n'existais pas,
j'essaierais d'inventer l'amour
comme un peintre qui voit sous ses doigts
naître les couleurs du jour,
et qui n'en revient pas.

And if you didn't exist
Tell me why I should exist
To drag along in a world without you
Without hope and without regret
And if you didn't exist
I would try to invent love
As a painter who sees from beneath his fingers
The colours of the day being born
And who doesn't return.

And if you didn't exist
Tell me for whom I should exist
Passing girls, asleep in my arms
That I would never love
And if you didn't exist
I wouldn't be but another dot
In this world, which comes and goes
I would feel lost
I would need you

And if you didn't exist
Tell me how I would
I could pretend to be me
But it wouldn't be true
And if you didn't exist
I think that I would have found
The secret of life, the why
Only to create you
And to gaze at you

And if you didn't exist
Tell me why I should exist
To drag along in a world without you
Without hope and without regret
And if you didn't exist
I would try to invent love
As a painter who sees from beneath his fingers
The colours of the day being born
And who doesn't return.

Thanks to crossie on lyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:20 pm
by Romain
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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:28 pm
by Romain
François Béranger - Tranche de vie - 1970
Chanson, Chanson à texte, Singer/Songwriter

Album: Tranhce de vie (RYM: 3.01/5)

Wikipédia (DeepL translate)

François Marie Béranger, born on August 28, 1937 in Amilly (Loiret) and died on October 14, 2003 in Sauve (Gard), is a French libertarian singer-songwriter, who became well known in the 1970s.

François' father, André Béranger, is a turner, a trade unionist at the Renault factories and then a member of parliament for Nièvre from 1946 to 1951, and his mother, Jeanne Sauvegrain, is a seamstress at home in Suresnes.

François Béranger interrupted his classical studies at the age of 16 in 1953 and joined Renault in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine), which he left to join a travelling amateur theatre company, La Roulotte, between 1954 and 1958.

After being called up during the Algerian War in 1958-1960 to work in transmissions, he briefly returned to Renault factories and then worked at the ORTF, mainly as a stage manager and director, before embarking on a career in music.

With his wife Martine, they are the parents of Emmanuelle and Stéphane.

He became known in the early 1970s during the revival of French song, impregnated with folk music, supported by controversial themes, notably alongside Dick Annegarn, Catherine Ribeiro, Mama Béa and the Occitan Joan-Pau Verdier.

Songs such as Tranche de vie, L'alternative, Rachel, Participe présent impose him as one of the militant voices of that time. He participated in the music of Gébé and Jacques Doillon's film, L'An 01 in which he made an appearance.

Shortly before his death, François Béranger recorded an album dedicated to the repertoire of Quebec singer Félix Leclerc (the disc will be published after his death). He last performed in Paris in September 2002 at Le Limonaire. His last appearance on stage took place at La Cigale, during a Sanseverino concert. The latter, who had recorded and performed Le Tango de l'ennui, had invited him on stage to sing this classic from his repertoire.

He died of cancer at home at the age of 66.

On October 17, 2003, after a funeral in the parish of Saint-François de Montpellier, he was buried in the family vault in the cemetery of Champ Juvénal de Castelnau-le-Lez.

Thiefaine cover:

Je suis né dans un p'tit village
Qu'à un nom pas du tout commun
Bien sûr entouré de bocage
C'est le village de St Martin
A peine j'ai cinq ans qu'on m'emmène
Avec ma mère et mes frangins
Mon père pense qu'y aura du turbin
Dans la ville où coule la Seine

[Refrain :]
J'en suis encore à m'demander
Après tant et tant d'années
A quoi ça sert de vivre et tout
A quoi ça sert en bref d'être né

La capitale c'est bien joli
Sûrement quand on la voit d'Passy
Mais de Nanterre ou de Charenton
C'est déjà beaucoup moins folichon
J'ai pas d'mal à imaginer
Par où c'que mon père est passé
Car j'ai connu quinze ans plus tard
Le même tracas le même bazar


Le matin faut aller piétiner
Devant les guichets de la main d'œuvre
L'après-midi solliciter le coeur
Des punaises des bonnes oeuvres
Ma mère elle était toute paumée
Sans ses lapins et ses couvées
Et puis pour voir essayez donc
Sans fric de remplir cinq lardons


Pour parfaire mon éducation
Y a la communale en béton
Là on fait d'la pédagogie
Devant soixante mômes en furie
En plus d'l'alphabet du calcul
J'ai pris beaucoup coup pieds au cul
Et sans qu'on me l'ait demandé
J'appris l'arabe et le portugais


A quinze ans finie la belle vie
T'es plus un môme t'es plus un p'tit
J'me r'trouve les deux mains dans l'pétrole
A frotter des pièces de bagnoles
Neuf dix heures dans un atelier
Ça vous épanoui la jeunesse
Ça vous arrange même la santé
Pour le monde on a d'la tendresse


C'est pas fini...

Quand on en a un peu la d'dans
On y reste pas bien longtemps
On s'arrange tout naturellement
Quand on en a un peu la d'dans
On y reste pas bien longtemps
On s'arrange tout naturellement
Pour faire des trucs moins fatigants
J'me faufile dans une méchante bande
Qui voyoute la nuit sur la lande
J'apprends des chansons de Bruant
En faisant des croches-pattes aux agents


Bien sûr la maison Poulagat
S'agrippe à mon premier faux-pas
Ça tombe bien mon pote t'as d'la veine
Faut du monde pour le F.L.N
J'me farcis trois ans de casse-pipe
Aurès, Kabylie, Mitidja
Y a d'quoi prendre toute l'Afrique en grippe
Mais faut servir l'pays ou pas


Quand on m'relache je suis vidé
Je suis comme un p'tit sac en papier
Y a plus rien d'dans tout est cassé
J'ai même plus envie d'une mémé
Quand j'ai cru qu'j'allais m'réveiller
Les flics m'ont vachement tabassé
Faut dire qu' j'm'étais amusé
A leur balancer des pavés


Les flics pour c'qui est d'la monnaie
Ils la rendent avec intérêts
Le crâne le ventre et les roustons
Enfin quoi vive la nation
Le juge m'a filé trois ans d'caisse
Rapport à mes antécédents
Moi j'peux pas dire qu'je sois en liesse
Mais enfin qu'est-ce que c'est qu'trois ans


En tôle j'vais pouvoir m'épanouir
Dans une société structurée
J'ferai des chaussons et des balais
Et je pourrai me r'mettre à lire
J'suis né dans un p'tit village
Qu'à un nom pas du tout commun
Bien sûr entouré de bocage
C'est le village de St Martin


I was born in a small village
with a most unusual name,
in hedgerow country1, of course.
It's the St Martin2 village.
I was hardly five when I was taken away
with my mother and all my brothers.
My father reckoned there would be a job
in the city where the Seine flows3

After so many years
I'm still stuck wondering
whether life is worth it, you see,
and, in short, what use it is to be born

The capital is well and good,
'specially when seen from Passy4,
but from Nanterre or Charenton
it looks a lot less pleasant.
I can easily figure
what my father experienced
since I went through the same annoying mess
only fifteen years later.


In the morning you're stuck
queueing for a crappy job,
in the afternoon you try to excite
the pity of charitable old bags
My mother was all at sea,
deprived of her rabbits and chicks.
I'd like to see you try filling up
five toddlers' bellies with no money.


To polish my education
there was5 the concrete primary school.
Lots of pedagogy going on there,
in front of 60 over-playful kids.
Beside the ABC and counting
I got my fill of kicks in the ass.
I also learned Arabic and Portuguese
without anybody asking me to


The good life ends when you turn 15
Your days as a kid are over.
I ended up with my hands in petrol,
rubbing car spare parts.
10 hours on end in a garage
is quite fulfilling for the youth
and remarkably healthy too.
Makes you very fond of the world.


There's more to come...

When you're not too stupid
you don't gather dust there.
You naturally find a way
to do a less tiring job.
I stepped into a nasty gang
committing misdeeds in the country.
I learned songs of Bruant's
while playing hide and seek6 with the pigs


Of course the coppers7 grabbed me
soon as I put a foot wrong.
You're one lucky guy,
the FLN needs looking after
I'm off for three years on the firing line
Aurès, Kabylie, Mitidja8
that's enough to take a dislike to the whole of Africa,
but this is what it takes to serve your country.9


When they set me free I was spent,
empty like a small paper bag.
Nothing left in there, all broken.
I didn't even fancy a chick.
Just as I thought I would wake up,
the cops beat me real hard.
To be fair I must say I had
chucked a few cobblestones at them.


As far as money is concerned,
the cops will repay you in full and then some.
They gave me in the skull, the belly and the balls.
In short, long live the Nation.10
The judge gave me three years
because of my track record.
I couldn't say I'm overjoyed,
but three years isn't that long at all.


In the slammer I'll be able to blossom
in a structured society.
I'll be crafting slippers and brooms
and I'll get back into reading.
I was born in a small village
with a most unusual name,
in hedgerow country, of course.
It's the St Martin village.


1.which was already gone when the song was written. Most hedgerows were bulldozed flat shortly after WWII to increase cultivable area
2.a most common village name, of course
3.Paris, no doubt, though Rouen also fits the bill
4.A posh neighbourhood. Nanterre and Charenton are suburban small towns right next to Paris. Both were poor at the time the song was written.
5.from there on the French occasionally switches to present tense, a common narrative style. I stuck with the past for readability
6.lit. "tripping the cops"
7.French cops are nicknamed "poulets" (chickens). This common slang name for the police is something like "Broilers Inc." Teeth smile
8.three locations in Algeria where the war was especially nasty
9."either you serve the country (for real), or you don't (at all)"
10.??? that's what the cops said while they were giving him a beating, apparently

Thanks to silenced on LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:39 pm
by Romain
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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:54 pm
by Romain
Gabriel Pierné - Sérénade op.7 - 1879 - Classical

Henri Constant Gabriel Pierné (16 August 1863 – 17 July 1937) was a French composer, conductor, and organist.

Gabriel Pierné was born in Metz in 1863. His family moved to Paris after Metz and part of Lorraine were annexed to Germany in 1871 following the Franco-Prussian War. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, gaining first prizes for solfège, piano, organ, counterpoint and fugue. He won the French Prix de Rome in 1882, with his cantata Edith. His teachers included Antoine François Marmontel, Albert Lavignac, Émile Durand, César Franck (for the organ) and Jules Massenet (for composition).

He succeeded César Franck as organist at Sainte-Clotilde Basilica in Paris from 1890 to 1898. He himself was succeeded by another distinguished Franck pupil, Charles Tournemire. Associated for many years with Édouard Colonne's concert series, the Concerts Colonne, from 1903, Pierné became chief conductor of this series in 1910.

His most notable early performance was the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird, at the Ballets Russes, Paris, on 25 June 1910. He remained in the post until 1933 (when Paul Paray took over his duties).

He made a few electrical recordings for Odeon Records, from 1928 to 1934, conducting the L'Orchestre Colonne, including a 1929 performance of his Ramuntcho and a 1931 performance of excerpts from his ballet Cydalise et le Chevre-pied.

He died in Ploujean, Finistère, in 1937.

Pierné wrote several operas and choral and symphonic pieces, as well as a good deal of chamber music. His most famous composition is probably the oratorio La Croisade des Enfants based on the book by Marcel Schwob. Also notable are such shorter works as his March of the Little Lead Soldiers, which once enjoyed substantial popularity (not only in France) as an encore; the comparably popular Marche des petits Faunes is from his ballet Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied. His chamber work, Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire, for saxophone quartet is a standard in saxophone quartet repertoire.

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L'Épée - Springfield 61 - 2019
Psychedelic Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Garage Rock, Dream Pop

Album: Diabolique (RYM: 3.29/5)

The debut album release from L'Epee, the band of Emmanuelle Seigner (Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle), Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), Lionel and Marie Liminana (The Limiñanas). It is very rarely that a musical project lives up to the billing of being a "supergroup".

However, the exception to this rule comes in the shape of L'Epee. A stellar combination of the talents of The Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe, cinematic femme fatale Emmanuelle Seigner and ice-cool pop provocateurs The Limiñanas, L'Epee transcend artistic and traditional borders.
Far from being defeated by a world seemingly regressing into turmoil, L'Epee's strength comes from a long history of challenging the status quo -- they all share a fierce intelligence and an outsider aesthetic which, over the decades, has been sharpened to a razor's edge. Fitting, then, that their name translates as "The Sword".
This pent-up creative energy has been channeled into their extraordinary debut album, Diabolique. Named in tribute to Mario Bava's 1968 cult classic Danger: Diabolik, it's a musical masterclass where elements of garage, ye-ye, sleaze rock, cult soundtracks, sci-fi, spaghetti westerns, and girl-group pop noir are combined with the cut-and-thrust zeal of a band bursting with ideas and energy. All delivered by Emmanuelle in a sultry Gallic drawl which will send a frisson of recognition through anyone familiar with her iconic roles in, among many others, Frantic (1988), Venus In Fur (2013), and Bitter Moon (1992) (all directed by her husband, Roman Polanski). "I've loved rock music since I was a kid," she says, namechecking Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, and The Stooges as key influences.
Having asked close friend Bertrand Belin to provide lyrics for three further tracks ("Grande", "On Dansait Avec Elle", and "Lou"), the trio set to work at The Limiñanas' studio in Cabestany, Southern France, in November 2017. Satisfied with the results, the trio flew to Berlin to hook up with Anton and Andrea Wright at his Cobra Studio in Berlin. Utilizing a treasure trove of vintage equipment, Anton set to work, re-recording the drums with Marie and adding -- and deleting -- tracks so that the shifting layers of sound suited the mood of each individual track.

Sous le pôle Sud je m'sens bien
Je prends un autre coussin
La gâchette de mon Springfield
Modèle soixante et un
Juste à côté d'la tienne
Et si ton cœur m'entraîne
Je pourrais m'envoler
Et tu vas déguster

Depuis la Terre Adélie
À bord de mon sous-marin
Je rêve de Jason Robards
Je rêve de mélancolie
Je suis au paradis
Un empire oublié
Mes aventures passées
Je t'ai toujours aimé

J'ai un calibre quarante Quatre
Un Colt Baby Dragoon
J'ai peur de m'endormir
Peur des rêves de vampire
De voyage dans la Lune
Le cosmos, très peu pour moi
Dix Huit Cent Soixante et Un
Ce sera trois contre un

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Gong - Fohat digs holes in space - 1971
Canterbury Scene, Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz-Rock, Jazz Fusion

Album: Camembert Electrique (RYM: 3.75/5)

Gong are an international progressive rock band that incorporates elements of jazz and space rock into their musical style. The group was formed in Paris in 1967 by Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth. Band members have included Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Pierre Moerlen, Bill Laswell and Theo Travis. Others who have played on stage with Gong include Don Cherry, Chris Cutler, Bill Bruford, Brian Davison, Dave Stewart and Tatsuya Yoshida.

Gong's 1970 debut album, Magick Brother featured a psychedelic pop sound. By the following year, the second album, Camembert Electrique, featured the more psychedelic rock/space rock sound with which they would be most associated. Between 1973 and 1974, Gong released their best known work, the allegorical Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy, describing the adventures of Zero the Hero, the Good Witch Yoni and the Pot Head Pixies from the Planet Gong.

In 1975, Allen and Smyth left the band, which continued without them, releasing a series of jazz rock albums under the leadership of drummer Pierre Moerlen. This incarnation soon became known as Pierre Moerlen's Gong. Meanwhile, Smyth formed Mother Gong while Allen initiated a series of spin-off groups, including Planet Gong, New York Gong and Gongmaison, before returning to lead Gong once again in 1990 until his death in 2015. With Allen's encouragement, the band decided to continue, releasing the album Rejoice! I'm Dead! in September 2016.

Camembert Electrique is the second studio album by the progressive rock band Gong, recorded and originally released in 1971 on the French BYG Actuel label. The album was recorded at Château d'Hérouville near Paris, France, produced by Pierre Lattès and engineered by Gilles Salle. Jean Karakos (credited in Daevid Allen's liner notes as "Byg Jean Kastro Kornflakes") was executive producer.

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Petula Clark - La gadoue - 1966

Petula Clark, CBE (born Sally Olwen Clark, 15 November 1932) is a British singer, actress and composer whose career spans eight decades.

Clark's professional career began as an entertainer during World War II on BBC Radio. During the 1950s she started recording in French and having international success in both French and English, with such songs as "The Little Shoemaker", "Baby Lover", "With All My Heart" and "Prends Mon Cœur". During the 1960s, she became known globally for her popular upbeat hits, including "Downtown", "I Know a Place", "My Love", "A Sign of the Times", "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love", "Colour My World", "This Is My Song," "Kiss Me Goodbye," and "Don't Sleep in the Subway", and she was dubbed "the First Lady of the British Invasion". She has sold more than 68 million records.

A little videoclip:
Birkin cover:

Faudrait des bottes de caoutchouc
Pour patauger dans la gadoue, la gadoue...

Une à une, les gouttes d'eau
Nous dégoulinent dans le dos
Nous pataugeons dans la gadoue, la gadoue...

Vivons un peu
Sous l'ciel gris-bleu
D'amour et d'eau de pluie
Puis mettons en marche les essuie-glaces
Et rentrons à Paris
Ça nous changera pas d'ici
Nous garderons nos parapluies
Nous retrouverons la gadoue, la gadoue...

Il fait un temps abominable
Heureusement tu as ton imperméable
Mais ça n'empêche pas la gadoue, la gadoue...

Il fallait venir jusqu'ici
Pour jouer les amoureux transis
Et patauger dans la gadoue, la gadoue...

Vivons un peu
Sous l'ciel gris-bleu
D'amour et d'eau de pluie
Puis mettons en marche les essuie-glaces
Et rentrons à Paris
L'année prochaine nous irons
Dans un pays où il fait bon
Et nous oublierons la gadoue, la gadoue...

We should have rubber boots
To wade through the slush, the slush...

One by one , the drops of water
Trickle down our backs
We're wading through the slush, the slush...

Let's live a little
Under the grey-blue sky,
On love and rain-water
Then let's start the wipers
And go back to Paris
It won't be any different from here
We'll still need our umbrellas
We'll be back in the slush, the slush...

It's horrible weather,
Luckily you have your rain-coat,
But that doesn't prevent the slush, the slush...

We had to come here
To play the frozen lovers
And wade through the slush, the slush...

Let's live a little
Under the grey-blue sky,
On love and rain-water
Then let's start the wipers
And go back to Paris
Next year we'll go
To a country where it's fine
And we'll forget the slush, the slush...

Thanks to Hcol on lyricsTranslate.

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Franck Pourcel - Chariot - 1961

Franck Pourcel (14 August 1913 – 12 November 2000) was a French composer, arranger and conductor of popular music and classical music.

Born in Marseille on 11 August 1913, Pourcel started learning the violin at the age of six. Later, Pourcel studied violin at the Conservatoire in Marseille, and also drums because he loved jazz, and spent a year in Paris at the Conservatoire.

By 1931, he was working as a violinist in several theaters in Marseille, marrying Odette eight years later. He then became the musical director for Lucienne Boyer, with whom he went on a world tour.

He immigrated to the United States in 1952 but returned to France the following year to record "Blue Tango" and the follow-up "Limelight". In 1954, Pourcel recorded his first album on the Pathé-Marconi record label, with whom he would record a total of nine albums in a three-year period. In 1956, he recorded his version of "Only You", which sold over three million copies by 1959, and was awarded a gold disc. It peaked at #9 on the United States Billboard pop chart during a 16 weeks chart run.

Between 1956 and 1972, he was the conductor for France at the Eurovision Song Contest with the exceptions of 1957 and 1968. Four of the songs that he conducted won first place for France. As a result, France became the most successful country in the contest's early years, until Luxembourg matched its four wins in 1973.

By 1958, Pourcel started recording classical music. His series of Pages Célèbres led him to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra, The Society of Concerts for the Conservatoire, The BBC Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and the Lamoureux Orchestra at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. In 1961, he co-composed with Paul Mauriat the hit "Chariot", which was recorded by Petula Clark and followed up by Peggy March as "I Will Follow Him". The song became the main theme for the film, Sister Act.

In 1975, at the request of Air France, Pourcel composed an anthem for their new supersonic plane, Concorde.

Pourcel recorded 250 albums, over 3000 songs, and he conducted famous orchestras such as London Symphonic Orchestra, BBC Orchestra and Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux. He created the series Amour Danse et violons (54 albums) and the classical series Pages Célébres. His first recordings from 1956 to 1962 were released under the series Originals.

Pourcel recorded until 1995 with EMI. He died on 12 November 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, at the age of 87, from Parkinson's disease. His daughter Françoise Pourcel, is taking care of his musical legacy.

Instrumental versions
The song was first recorded by Franck Pourcel as an instrumental, and was released in 1961 on the European LP Amour, Danse, Et Violons. No.17 and on an EP on the La Voix de son Maître label. Pourcel co-wrote the song with his friend and fellow French bandleader Paul Mauriat. Mauriat later recorded an instrumental version, which he released on his album Paul Mauriat Plays the Hits of 1976.

In 1963, Percy Faith released an instrumental version, re-titled "I Will Follow You", as the lead song on side 1 of his album titled Themes for Young Lovers. The album spent 28 weeks on Billboard's chart of Top LPs, reaching No. 32, and earned Percy Faith a gold record.

Petula Clark versions
In 1962, Petula Clark released a French language version of the song, titled "Chariot" (lyrics by Jacques Plante), which reached No. 1 in Wallonia, No. 2 in France, and No. 8 in Flanders, and earned Clark a gold record. Her English version reached No. 4 in Denmark, where it was released by Vogue, but failed to chart in the UK and the US, where it was released by Pye and Laurie respectively. Clark also recorded Italian and German versions of the song, with her Italian version, "Sul mio carro", reaching No. 4 in Italy, and her German version, "Cheerio", reaching No. 6 in West Germany.

Little Peggy March version
In 1963, Little Peggy March's version of "I Will Follow Him", backed with "Wind Up Doll", was released by RCA Victor. March's version spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 1 on April 27, 1963 and spending three weeks in this position, making 15-year-old March the youngest female artist to have a U.S. chart-topping single. Her version also reached No. 1 in Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa, Uruguay, Canada's CHUM Hit Parade, New Zealand's "Lever Hit Parade", and Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart.

The song also reached No. 1 on the Cash Box Top 100, in a tandem ranking of Little Peggy March, Franck Pourcel, Petula Clark, Rosemary Clooney, Betty Curtis, Jackie Kannon, Joe Sentieri, and Georgia Gibbs' versions, with March's version marked as a bestseller. It was one of the nominees for the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll Recording.
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Léo Ferré - C'est extra - 1969
Chanson à texte

Album: L'Eté 68 (RYM: 3.81/5)

Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Some of his songs have become classics of the French chanson repertoire, including "Avec le temps", "C'est extra", "Jolie Môme" and "Paris canaille".

Son of Joseph Ferré, staff manager at Monte-Carlo Casino, and Marie Scotto, a dressmaker of Italian descent from Piedmont, he had a sister, Lucienne, two years older.

Léo Ferré had an early interest in music. At the age of seven, he joined the choir of the Monaco Cathedral and discovered polyphony through singing pieces by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomás Luis de Victoria. His uncle, former violinist and secretary at the Casino, used to bring him to performances and rehearsals at the Monte Carlo Opera. Ferré listened to such musicians as bass singer Feodor Chaliapin, discovered Beethoven under the baton of Arturo Toscanini (Coriolanus), was deeply moved by the Fifth Symphony. But it is the sweet presence of composer Maurice Ravel during L'Enfant et les Sortilèges rehearsals that impressed him the most.

At nine years of age he entered at Saint-Charles College of Bordighera, run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Italy. He remained there for eight long years of severe discipline and boredom. He wrote about this lonely and caged childhood in an autofiction (Benoît Misère, 1970).

He graduated from high school at Monaco, but his father did not let him attend the Conservatory of Music.

In 1945, while being still a "farmer" and a Jack-of-all-trades at Radio Monte-Carlo, Ferré met Edith Piaf, who encouraged him to try his chance in Paris.

In April 1947, Ferré agreed to tour in Martinique, which turned out to be disastrous. From the end of 1947 Ferré produced and hosted on Paris Inter station several cycles of programs devoted to classical music. In Musique Byzantine (1953–54), he expanded his topics on aesthetics, such as tonality necessity, exotic melody, opera (the "song of rich people"), boredom, and originality or "marshmallow music".

In 1952, in order to submit Verdi examination at La Scala in Milan, he wrote the libretto and music of an opera called La Vie d'artiste (same title as the song). It transposed his past years' experience into a kind of a black comedy but Ferré did not seem to like it much, finally abandoning it for other projects. He began to sing in larger venues such as l'Olympia, as the opening act of Josephine Baker in 1954. In 1956, Ferré wrote and composed La Nuit (The Night), a ballet with sung sections commissioned by choreographer Roland Petit. It was a violent flop.

From 1960 to 1970, Ferré worked with arranger Jean-Michel Defaye, whose classical skills and taste accorded well with Ferré's musical sensivity. They maintained a steady pace of creation, realizing almost an album a year, sometimes more. This artistic output, including the way Ferré would write for symphonic orchestras after 1970, would have an influence in the English-speaking world over such singer-songwriters as Scott Walker, Martin Newell or Benjamin Clementine.

In March 1968, Ferré did not return at home after a gig. In his absence, Ferré's chimpanzee Pépée suffered a fall and refused to be approached. Eventually, Madeleine asked a hunter neighbour to put the chimpanzee out of its misery. Ferré's requiem for the primate would be his eponymous song "Pépée". The singer blamed his wife for Pépée's death and they would divorce after endless procedures.

In 1969, Ferré settled in Tuscany, in Italy. The huge success of "C'est extra", an erotic ballad, greatly expanded his audience, especially among the French youth, who recognized in the poet the "prophet" of his own rebellion. Backed by this new energy, Ferré began to smash traditional song structures to explore spoken word and long monologues. With a very precise work on the voice (rhythm, speech) and rhetorical writing derived from the prose of poet Arthur Rimbaud, Ferré ritualized his speaking in an incantatory and dramatic fashion.

In 1975 Ferré conducted successively Orchestra of the Institut des Hautes Études Musicales in Montreux, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, and the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Palais des congrès de Paris. It was a perilous challenge for Ferré, who conducted the orchestra and sang at the same time. He mixed Ravel and Beethoven with his own compositions and reversed the placement of the orchestra. 140 musicians and choir singers were on stage. This was an unprecedented performance, breaking free from conventions and blending separated worlds. Concerts were sold out for five weeks, but critics from the classical music field rejected this hybrid show.

From 1976 to 1979 he toured less. He drifted from his violently declamatory expression of revolt to avoid being typecast.

In 1976, Ferré signed with CBS Records International. From then until the end of his career the majority of his recordings would be made with the Milan-based RAI National Symphony Orchestra under his conducting. CBS soon dropped Ferré, whose commercial potential was estimated too low (his new aesthetics of symphonic down-tempo being against the current of all musical trends, it was complicated to put the artist on the radio and reduced the possibility of a hit). Being dropped by the "professionals", and disgusted for good with being "a merchandise for producers",

Ferré refused to accept French song prizes. He also refused the proposal to enter the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (at the highest grade) and to support President of France François Mitterrand in his reelection campaign in exchange for leading and conducting of a first-class symphonic orchestra. He refused being guest of honor in the Victoires de la musique (Music's Victories), annual French award ceremony recognizing the best musical artists of the year (the music equivalent to the American Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage performances, or the Academy Awards for motion pictures). Ferré used to say: "The only honor for an artist is not getting any".

Léo Ferré died at his home in July 1993 at the age of 76. He was buried at the Monaco Cemetery.

The song:
The difficult beginnings, the forbidden songs. In 1968, he knew almost everything, Léo Ferré, and now this non-conformist is making a hit, almost like a commonplace variety singer. A libertarian and libertine Leo. C'est extra is one of his most popular works. In 1968, Léo Ferré was expected on the ground of the revolts, and moreover, he did not escape. He has just offered the anarchists a song like a new standard. For his political songs, he often paid a high price for his audacity. Fuck Vauban: censored. The Mafia: censored. He couldn't help it," says his son. This revolt, it was in his blood.

A dose of revolt, a hint of eroticism
Leo's anarchy, Ferré's eroticism: the artist's two sources of inspiration. In C'est extra, the poetic writing barely conceals Ferré's erotic intention. You have to be careful with the words. That's how he made his name: by writing a naughty song for Juliette Gréco. So much so that in the 1960s, we heard warnings on television. Sixteen years after Jolie Molie, Léo Ferré is preparing C'est extra. A dose of revolt, a hint of eroticism: in his 1968 repertoire, Léo Ferré perfectly understood the aspirations of youth. With C'est extra, he attracts a new audience, who will never leave him.

Une robe de cuir comme un fuseau
Qui aurait du chien sans l'faire exprès
Et dedans comme un matelot
Une fille qui tangue un air anglais
C'est extra

Un Moody Blues qui chante la nuit
Comme un satin de blanc marié
Et dans le port de cette nuit
Une fille qui tangue et vient mouiller
C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra

Des cheveux qui tombent comme le soir
Et d'la musique en bas des reins
Ce jazz qui jazze dans le noir
Et ce mal qui nous fait du bien
C'est extra

Des mains qui jouent de l'arc-en-ciel
Sur la guitare de la vie
Et puis ces cris qui montent au ciel
Comme une cigarette qui prie
C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra

Ces bas qui tiennent haut perchés
Comme les cordes d'un violon
Et cette chair que vient troubler
L'archet qui coule ma chanson
C'est extra

Et sous le voile à peine clos
Cette touffe de noir Jésus
Qui ruisselle dans son berceau
Comme un nageur qu'on n'attend plus
C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra

Une robe de cuir comme un oubli
Qui aurait du chien sans l'faire exprès
Et dedans comme un matin gris
Une fille qui tangue et qui se tait
C'est extra

Les Moody Blues qui s'en balancent
Cet ampli qui n'veut plus rien dire
Et dans la musique du silence
Une fille qui tangue et vient mourir
C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra C'est extra

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Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:00 pm
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Chassol - Odissi - 2013
Downtempo, Sound Collage, Modern Classical, Art Pop

Album: Indiamore (RYM: 3.44/5)

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Christophe Chassol, known as Chassol, is a French composer and musician, born in France in 1976. He studied at the Paris Conservatory and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

He collaborates with many artists from the international music scene such as Frank Ocean, Solange, Sebastien Tellier, Phœnix, and also works with contemporary artists, such as Sophie Calle or Xavier Veilhan.

He first composed for cinema, television and advertising, before developing a unique method of composition, which he called Ultrascore.

He is the author of five albums, published by Tricatel, and is currently preparing a new album/film/performance entitled Ludi.

Of Martinican descent, Christophe Chassol entered the music conservatory at the age of 4 where he spent 16 years.

He received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston from which he graduated in 20021. Then for 15 years, he composed for cinema, television and advertising. He was a conductor from 1994 to 2002, then worked with the group Phoenix, Sébastien Tellier on his album Politics in 2004, Acid Washed, Keren Ann, etc.

His parents died in the crash of the West Caribbean 708 plane in 2005.

He draws his inspiration from Stravinsky to Steve Reich, Frank Zappa, Ennio Morricone, Miles Davis, Magma and The Cure.

In 2011, Chassol presents a live piano/keyboard performance with drummer Lawrence Clais, based on the images of his first film NOLA Chérie (commissioned by the Musée d'art contemporain de La Nouvelle-Orléans (en) to create a play about the living music capital). Signed by Tricatel, NOLA Chérie appears on the X-Pianos album, a collection of 33 tracks released on the label on DVD/CD.

After "harmonizing" New Orleans, Chassol will release the CD/DVD album Indiamore in 2013. In the film, shot in Calcutta and Benares in July 2012, he blends his harmonies of sounds, images and traditional music with chord suites with pop and jazz sounds. He then began a series of concerts with drummer Jamire Williams.

Chassol is a winner of the FAIR selection and the Deezer Adami Prize in 20143.

In 2015, he composed the album Big Sun, a tribute to Martinique where he continued his project to harmonize the sounds and sounds of the street, in a genre he called ultrascore. He then began an international tour, accompanied by drummer Mathieu Edward. The tour continues today, with a total of more than 200 dates in four years, presented on four continents.

In 2016, he participated in the composition of Frank Ocean's Endless album.

Since 2017, he has been leading a weekly column on France Musique where he analyses a piece of modern or contemporary music.

In 2017, he also collaborated with the artist Xavier Veilhan in the Studio Venezia at the French pavilion of the Venice Biennale.

In 2019, he participated in Solange's album When I Get Home.

He is currently working on a new Ultrascore project called Ludi, inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel The Glass Bead Game.

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Isabelle Antena - Le poisson des mers du sud - 1988 - Jazz
Sophisti-Pop, Jazz Pop, Bossa nova, Vocal Jazz

Isabelle Antena is a pioneer of bossa nova and samba-inflected nu jazz and electropop. She was a founding member of 1980s French-Belgian synthpop trio Antena, and in the 1990s led another group, the Powaga Sisters, for three albums between 1993-2004. Alongside these projects she maintained a solo music career, selling over a million albums and earning musical acclaim across the globe. As a solo artist Isabelle Antena has found particular success in Japan and the Far East.

Originally Antena were a trio, discovering a sound all of their own on Camino del Sol, combining minimal electro, pop and samba styles. Thanks to producer Martin Hayles, in the summer of 1984 Antena signed a deal with Phonogram, who took a shot at the UK singles chart with "Be Pop". At the same time Isabelle moved to London. The second single, "Life Is Too Short", appeared in November, but did not bring mainstream success and so Isabelle returned to Les Disques du Crepuscule and a solo career. A new single, "Seaside Week End", appeared at the beginning of 1986, closely followed by the album En Cavale. Released early the following year, Hoping for Love saw Isabelle step left of the dance-floor, and expand her Latin, funk and samba palette to include jazz and acoustic stylings.

Hoping For Love took Isabelle to Japan for the first time, where in 1987 she was voted best international female singer at the prestigious Tokyo Music Festival. Her subsequent performance at the Tokyo Dome between spots by Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang remains a career highlight. Isabelle quickly consolidated this success with her third solo album On a Warm Summer Night. In Europe this was released as Tous Mes Caprices, and promoted with a Belgian tour supporting Vaya Con Dios, whose bass player Dirk Schoufs would go on to collaborate with Isabelle as a writer and musician, and become her second husband. Always a prolific writer, Isabelle went on to write and record De l'Amour et des Hommes (1988) and Jouez le Cinq (1989) - the latter being re-issued only months later as Intemporelle (1990) - performing live across Europe as well as North America and Japan. Dirk Schoufs left Vaya Con Dios to join Isabelle, bringing with him Vaya drummer Marco De Meersman and Fritz Sundermann, jazz guitarist and son of Freddy Sunder.

This quartet formed the new creative core for the next album, Les Derniers Guerriers Romantique, a conceptual work released in April 1991. However tragedy struck on 24 May when Dirk Schoufs died, leaving Isabelle devastated. Following a year of reflection, she returned to the studio in 1992 to record one of the best albums of her career, Carpe Diem, released in Japan and France in November. Recorded by Gilles Martin with colleagues including De Meersman and Sundermann in the comfort of Studio Caraibes in Brussels, Isabelle produced the album herself.

Since Carpe Diem, Isabelle has released a further ten albums, spanning jazz, funk, Latin and house styles, as well as writing for and producing for other artists. These have included Fragile on the Rocks, The Powaga Sisters and the jazz project Pause Cafe. Although as a solo artist Isabelle Antena has often found greater commercial success in Japan and the Far East than in Europe, she remains critically acclaimed in Europe and the United States.

In 1996 the track "Antena" opened the first ESL compilation by Thievery Corporation, and since then Isabelle has worked with many current DJs and producers including Buscemi, Nicola Conte, Ursula 1000 and Yukihiro Fukutomi. Along with Thievery Corporation, all contributed to her popular 2005 bossa mix double album, Easy Does It / Issy Does It (Remixes), and Thievery guested again on the 2006 Antena project Toujours du Soleil. Completing the Antena trilogy, Bossa Super Nova was issued in April 2010. Isabelle remains an artist of genuine integrity, proudly independent, and faithful to the philosophy she espoused to the New Musical Express in 1984: « The fact that we have had to struggle quite a lot to get to even where we are now is not important. I think there is always a value in people whose music is not mainstream. What is hard to listen to today might be easier to listen to tomorrow. The good thing about music is that anything is possible ».

Pauvre poisson
Pauvre poisson des mers du sud
Égaré dans de froids courants
Goûtant le poivre et le safran
Tu t'es perdu dans le triangle des Bermudes
D'une fille sage au jupon blanc
C'est un animal, un drôle d'oiseau
Détourné des mers du sud
Par un souffle parfumé
Vanille et jasmin mêlés
Un drôle d'oiseau des mers du sud

Pris dans les glaces de tes yeux
La fille sage, sans le soleil des mers du sud
Lui a chauffé, chauffé le sang
Ecoute-le battre à ses écailles d'argent
D'un royaume était-il calife
Des courants froids il est captif
C'est un animal, un drôle d'oiseau
Détourné des mers du sud
Par un souffle parfumé
Vanille et jasmin mêlés
Un drôle d'oiseau des mers du sud

Pris dans les glaces de tes yeux
C'est un animal, un drôle d'oiseau
Détourné des mers du sud
Par un souffle parfumé
Vanille et jasmin mêlés
Dis fille sage, il veut connaître ton naufrage
Il veut connaître tes rivages
Où mille voix gémissent à l'ombre de tes plages
Pour que vous reposiez ensemble
Où le cœur de la mer va l'amble
C'est un animal, un drôle d'oiseau
Détourné des mers du sud
Par un souffle parfumé
Vanille et jasmin mêlés
Un drôle d'oiseau des mers du sud

Pris dans les glaces de tes yeux
Il a pris dans les glaces de tes yeux...

Poor fish
Poor fish of the southern sea
Lost in the cold currents
Tasting the pepper and the saffron
You are lost in the Bermuda Triangle
Of a wise woman in a white petticoat
It's an animal, a funny bird
Roundabout the southern sea
By a scented breath
Mixed with vanilla and jasmine
A funny bird in the southern sea

Caught in the ice of your eyes
The wise woman, without the sun of the southern sea
Warmed, warmed his blooded
Listen to the beat of her silver scales
of a royal, was it caliph?
The cold currents, they are captive
It's an animal, a funny bird
Roundabout the southern seas
By a scented breath
Mixed with vanilla and jasmine
A funny bird in the southern seas

Caught in the ice of your eyes
It's an animal, a funny bird
Roundabout the southern seas
By a scented breath
Mixed with vanilla and jasmine
Tell the wise woman he wants to know your shipwreck
He wants to know your shores
Where a thousand voices groan in the shadows of your beaches
For you to rest together
Where the heart of the sea go amble
It's an animal, a funny bird
Roundabout the southern seas
By a scented breath
Mixed with vanilla and jasmine
A funny bird in the southern seas

Caught in the ice of your eyes
He has caught the ice in your eyes...

Thanks to AmethystHazelEyes on LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:43 pm
by Romain
Next song.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:54 pm
by Romain
Yves Montand - Les grands boulevards - 1951

Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand (French pronunciation: ​[iv mɔ̃tɑ̃]; 13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991), was an French actor and singer.

Montand was born Ivo Livi in Monsummano Terme, Italy, to Giovanni Livi, a broom manufacturer, and Giuseppina Simoni, a devout Catholic, while her husband held strong Communist beliefs. Montand's family left for France in 1923 because of Italy's Fascist regime. He grew up in Marseille, where, as a young man, he worked in his sister's beauty salon (Salon de Coiffure), and later on the docks. He began a career in show business as a music-hall singer. In 1944, he was discovered by Édith Piaf in Paris and she made him part of her act.

Montand went on to international recognition as a singer and actor, starring in numerous films. His recognizably crooner songs, especially those about Paris, became instant classics. He was one of the most famous performers at Bruno Coquatrix's famous Paris Olympia music hall, and toured with musicians including Didi Duprat. In October 1947, he sang Mais qu'est-ce que j'ai ? (music by Henri Betti and lyrics by Édith Piaf) at the Théâtre de l'Étoile. Betti also asked him to sing C'est si bon but Montand refused. Following the success of the recording of this song by the Sœurs Étienne in 1948, he decided to record it.

During his career, Montand acted in a number of American motion pictures as well as on Broadway. He was nominated for a César Award for "Best Actor" in 1980 for I comme Icare and again in 1984 for Garçon! In 1986, after his international box-office draw power had fallen off considerably, the 65-year-old Montand gave one of his most memorable performances, as the scheming uncle in the two-part film Jean de Florette, co-starring Gérard Depardieu, and Manon des Sources, co-starring Emmanuelle Béart. The film was a worldwide critical hit and raised Montand's profile in the US, where he made an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.

In 1951, he married Simone Signoret, and they co-starred in several films throughout their careers. The marriage was, by all accounts, fairly harmonious, lasting until her death in 1985, although Montand had a number of well-publicized affairs, notably with Marilyn Monroe, with whom he starred in one of her last films, Let's Make Love. He was the stepfather to Signoret’s daughter from her prior marriage, Catherine Allégret.

Montand's only child, Valentin, his son by his second wife, Carole Amiel, was born in 1988. In a paternity suit that rocked France, another woman accused Montand of being the father of her daughter and went to court to obtain a DNA sample from him. Montand refused, but the woman persisted after his death. In a court ruling that made international headlines, the woman won the right to have Montand exhumed and a sample taken. The results indicated that he was probably not the girl's biological father.

Signoret and Montand had a home in Autheuil-Authouillet, Normandy, where the main village street is named after him.

In his later years he maintained a home in St Paul de Vence, Provence, until his death from a heart attack in November 1991. In an interview, Jean-Jacques Beineix said, "[H]e died on the set [of IP5: The Island of Pachyderms]... On the very last day, after his very last shot. It was the very last night and we were doing retakes. He finished what he was doing and then he just died. And the film tells the story of an old man who dies from a heart attack, which is the same thing that happened!" Montand is interred next to his first wife, Simone Signoret, in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

J'aime flâner sur les grands boulevards
Y a tant de choses, tant de choses
Tant de choses à voir
On n'a qu'à choisir au hasard
On s'fait des ampoules
A zigzaguer parmi la foule
J'aime les baraques et les bazars
Les étalages, les loteries
Et les camelots bavards
Qui vous débitent leurs bobards
Ça fait passer l'temps
Et l'on oublie son cafard

Je ne suis pas riche à million
Je suis tourneur chez Citroën
J'peux pas me payer des distractions
Tous les jours de la semaine
Aussi moi, j'ai mes petites manies
Qui me font plaisir et ne coûtent rien
Ainsi, dès le travail fini
Je file entre la porte Saint-Denis
Et le boulevard des Italiens

J'aime flâner sur les grands boulevards
Y a tant de choses, tant de choses
Tant de choses à voir
On y voit des grands jours d'espoir
Des jours de colère
Qui font sortir le populaire
Là vibre le cœur de Paris
Toujours ardent, parfois frondeur
Avec ses chants, ses cris
Et de jolis moments d'histoire
Sont écrits partout le long
De nos grands boulevards

~ ~ ~

J'aime flâner sur les grands boulevards
Les soirs d'été quand tout le monde
Aime bien se coucher tard
On a des chances d'apercevoir
Deux yeux angéliques
Que l'ont suit jusqu'à République
Puis je retrouve mon petit hôtel
Ma chambre où la fenêtre donne
Sur un coin de ciel
D'où me parviennent comme un appel
Toutes les rumeurs, toutes les lueurs
Du monde enchanteur
Des grands boulevards

I like strolling on the big boulevards.
There are so many things, so many things,
So many things to see.
You can only choose at random.
You give yourself blisters
Zigzagging among the crowd.
I like the houses and the bazaars,
The display windows, the lotteries,
And the chatty peddlers
Who rattle off their lies.
It makes the time pass
And you forget your unhappiness.

I'm not a millionaire,
I'm a lathe operator at Citroen.
I can't pay for my distractions
Every day of the week.
I also have my little obsessions
That bring me pleasure and cost nothing.
So as soon as work is over,
I walk through the "porte Saint-Denis"
And the Italian boulevards.

I like strolling on the big boulevards.
There are so many things, so many things,
So many things to see.
We see days of hope,
Days of anger
That bring out the working class.
Here vibrates the heart of Paris
Always passionate, sometimes rebellious
With its chants, its cries.
And the pretty moments of history
Are written everywhere along
Our big boulevards.

~ ~ ~

I like strolling on the big boulevards.
On summer nights when everybody
Likes to go to bed late.
We get a glimpse of
Two angelic eyes
That we followed to the republic.
Then I get back to my little hotel;
My room with the window
Under a corner of the sky.
Where they reach out to me like a call
All of the distant sounds, all of the glimmers
Of the charming world
Of the big boulevards.

Thanks to Preslynn on LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:13 pm
by Romain
Next song.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:22 pm
by Romain
Akhenaton - Pousse au milieu des cactus, ma rancœur - 1997
Rap, Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop

Album: Sad Hill (RYM: 3.21/5)

Philippe Fragione (Italian: [fradʒone]), better known by his stage name Akhenaton (born 17 September 1968, Marseille), is a French rapper and hip hop producer of Italian origin. He has also worked under the aliases Chill, AKH, Sentenza, and Spectre. He became famous as a member of the group IAM, and has since made a number of records, both with IAM and as a solo artist.

Akhenaton has worked as a producer, producing songs for several French rappers and groups such as Passi, Stomy Bugsy, Fonky Family, Freeman (a fellow member of IAM who has since made his break as a solo artist), La Brigade, Le 3ème Œil, etc. He is the creator of the record label Côté Obscur, the publishing house La Cosca, and the vinyl record label 361.

Akhenaton was born Philippe Fragione in Marseille in 1968, and spent his youth in Plan-de-Cuques, a small village on the outskirts of the city. His family is of Italian origins. His paternal grandmother, Immacolata Scotti, was of Campanian descent, his great-grandfather Francesco Fragione, emigrated from Sperlonga and on his maternal side a great-great-grandfather, Pierre Malano, emigrated from Porte, a great-great-great-grandfather Barthelemy Gionotti, emigrated from Camporgiano and another great-grandmother Maria Lanzarotti, emigrated from Bedonia. In 1981, he discovered hip hop music and started traveling frequently to New York City where he received the nickname "Chill Phil." At about the same time, back in Marseille, he met Éric Mazel, a DJ who would later be known as "Khéops". Mazel and Fragione started working together to advance the cause of French hip hop.

In 1988, Fragione debuted as a hip hop theorist, publishing the essay La deuxième génération du hip-hop (The second generation of hip-hop) in the fanzine Vé. The same year, he appeared on the B-side of the US rapper MC Choice's single "Let's Make Some Noise". Having returned to Marseille, he met Geoffroy Mussard (Shurik'n) and Malek Brahimi (Freeman). Fragione became known as Akhenaton, and together with Khéops and Shurik'n formed the group B.Boys Stance, renamed IAM in 1989. The group was later joined by Freeman, Imhotep and Kephren.

Four of the six members of IAM chose ancient Egyptian names as stage names. Akhenaton converted to Islam from Catholicism. Musicologists argue that Akhenaton and the other members of IAM index the modern Arab world through the use of their names. Instead of overtly pointing out North African countries and the turmoil that has surrounded the contemporary Arab community, the Egyptian names allow the audience to covertly draw parallels between IAM and North Africa.

Instead of focusing on violence and rebellion like many other French rappers, Akhenaton and IAM remain true to their hometown, Marseille. In Marseille rap has reportedly remained relatively peaceful. Akhenaton posits that rappers in Marseille are more socially conscious because they feel a strong sense of community.

After IAM's first three albums' success, Akhenaton released his first solo album, Métèque et mat, in 1995. The album sold 300,000 copies, and it was followed by Sol Invictus in 2001. He began to delve into his other projects, such as producing Passi's album Les tentations (1997) and the 2001 film Comme un aimant. He continued working with IAM, releasing the album Revoir un printemps in 2003 and Saison 5 in 2007.

"Je suis un créancier très patient
Quand l’échéance est venue, je me fais payer quoi qu’il arrive."

[Couplet 1]
Merde, je conte mon vécu comme une pluie de coups
Enfance, prise de court
Un de ces jours où ma mère n’avait plus de sous
Mon rap nait dans la dèche, flèche dans la fraiche boue et
Je me suis juré d’être preum's, pas derch'
J’en veux au monde entier
Entend qui marche sur mon sentier
Enfanté dans l'amour, mes sentiments sont confus
Confluent dans le lit de mes rêves d’une pièce exiguë
Ma salive est empoisonnée
Mes larmes sont de la ciguë
Le ventre vide
À pousser quelques notes faméliques hors de mon lexique
J’évoque une existence pathétique
Dix balles en poches par mois, dis-moi, c’est ridicule
Tout comme taffer comme un clebs pour un boss qui t’encule
Je dépeins les bons moments, les mauvais moments
Comment faire autrement
Sinon mater l’avenir par un dormant
Endormi par la lassitude, amère, ses sons sombres
Habitué à vivre l'échec, mon verbe est sombre
Petit poussé dans la jungle des ogres
Arborant keffieh, jeans, baskets, sac de mots tuméfiés
Méfie-toi, la mauvaise carte guette à chaque coin de rue
Jette un regard sur le passé
Collé, comprends ton avenir, tu comptes sur les autres
Tu sèmes cacahuète
C’est déjà si dur de grandir au Far West
A l’Ouest, rien de nouveau
Sinon ma face de rat dans les clips
Je pète toujours pareil dans mon slip
Comprends-moi bien

Pousse au milieu des cactus, ma rancœur
Je finis toujours le travail pour lequel on me paie
Pousse au milieu des cactus, ma rancœur
Quand je cherche quelqu’un, je le trouve toujours

"Regarde-moi ce cochon de Sentenza:
Lui au moins il a su se placer
Tout de même, il aurait pas oublié les copains ?"
"T’en fais pas, je ne les oublie pas les copains
Surtout quand les amis viennent de si loin
Et qu’ils ont tant de choses à me raconter."

[Couplet 2]
Tant de raisons de vivre vite
Je sais, c’est pas une excuse, mais les tentations fusent
Fusil dans le coffre, j’offre ma jeunesse à la légende
Pas celle des livres, mais celle des blocs
Scande un verset pour mes potes
Dans le no man's land, les frères, on va où
Elles sont loin les petites
Couchées dans les champs de spigaous là où le barde frappe
Et moi je fais le barbe, un juke barge
Chasse de ma mémoire tant de flashs hard
La pitié m’écœure
Je me reconnais plus dans mes actes
C’est pas la faute à l’autre, ou à l’autre
Mec, je jacte dans mon dialecte
Sans toucher ni tact, Chill est nada
Du premier texte, ma pierre, je déclenche une intifada
Simple personne, je fais confiance à personne
Cherche pas la star dans ma face, mon nom est personne
Appelle-moi Paisano si ça te chante
Venge-toi si ça te tente
Bave sur mon nom si ça te hante, idiot
Les équivoques débutèrent ainsi
De simples malentendus en absences
On s’étonnait de plus me voir dans la rue
Mais j’étais chez moi
A bosser les rythmes, les rimes, les mélodies
L’amour allait toujours vers mes amis
C’est trop con, la vie est ainsi faite
Dire qu’ils n’auront jamais su que c’était à eux
Que je pensais quand j’écrivais
Aujourd’hui, je vois les potes qui ont compris
Ceux qui flippaient, ils sont partis
La bouche pleine, criant que l’argent m’avait changé
Pleins de préjugés
Je crois qu’ils voulaient vraiment se venger
Les choses changent et ne peuvent plus s’arranger
Et tes propres frères deviennent étrangers
C’est comme ça

Pousse au milieu des cactus, ma rancœur
Je finis toujours le travail pour lequel on me paie
Pousse au milieu des cactus, ma rancœur
Quand je cherche quelqu’un, je le trouve toujours

"Sentenza, voilà les 500 dollars qui te reviennent."
"Mais l’ennui, c’est que moi
Je finis toujours le travail pour lequel on me paie..."

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:38 pm
by Romain
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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:52 pm
by Romain
Maurice Jarre - Ghost - 1990 - OST

Maurice-Alexis Jarre (French: [ʒaʁ]; 13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor, "one of the giants of 20th-century film music" who was "among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry" and "a creator of both subtle underscoring and grand, sweeping themes, not only writing for conventional orchestras... but also experimenting with electronic sounds later in his career".

Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on. Notable scores for other directors include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Lion of the Desert (1981), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990).

Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Three of his compositions spent a total of 42 weeks on the UK singles chart; the biggest hit was "Somewhere My Love" (to his tune "Lara's Theme", with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) performed by the Mike Sammes Singers, which reached Number 14 in 1966 and spent 38 weeks on the chart.

Jarre was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning three in the Best Original Score category for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984), all of which were directed by David Lean. He also won four Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, and a Grammy Award.
Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Bruce Joel Rubin, and starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, and Rick Aviles. The plot centers on a young woman in jeopardy (Moore), the ghost of her murdered lover (Swayze), and a reluctant psychic (Goldberg) who assists him in saving her.

Ghost was theatrically released on July 13, 1990 by Paramount Pictures. It received mixed reviews and was a massive box office success, grossing over $505.7 million on a budget of $22 million, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1990. Adjusted for inflation, as of 2015 Ghost was the 93rd-highest-grossing film of all time domestically. The film received five nominations at the 63rd Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing, and winning Best Supporting Actress (for Goldberg) and Best Original Screenplay.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:40 pm
by Romain
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Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:48 pm
by Romain
L.E.J - La dalle - 2015

L.E.J, short for Lucie, Élisa and Juliette, sometimes Elijay, is a French band composed of three women from Saint-Denis, a city in Paris' suburbs. They got famous by condensing numerous top songs from the summer of 2015 into a mashup performance. Their song mashup Summer 2015 had millions of plays on YouTube as of August 2015 and was thus a global hit in less than a month. Their music is based on classical and world music, described by MTV reviewer Joseph Lamour as "eclectic". According to Seventeen magazine, the three vocalists were best friends from childhood, and have been performing together since 2013. Reviewer Hannah Orenstein described their sound as "pared-down but strong." Juliette plays the cello and sings backups while Elisa and Lucie are the main singers.
J'ai la dalle ce soir

J'ai la dalle ce soir
Je boufferai n'importe quoi
Même du fond de tiroir
Je veux tout ce que t'as surtout ta...

Pas le temps de m'asseoir
Je m'arrangerai, servez-la moi sur le comptoir
Sans menu, ni couvert, ni ....
Fade ou épicé:
J'en parlerai la bouche pleine
Lourd ou trop léger, je ne serai pas à la peine

Un regard, une main
Et chaque fois le même refrain
Ce souffle chaud ostinato sur les lèvres
Je la prendrai à point
À point

Je la prendrai à point
À point

Sur place
Ou bien à emporter
Je te ferais tourner
Du bout de mes doigts
Toutes ces naïvetés sans vouloir t'offenser
Tu ne resteras que mon encas

J'ai la dalle ce soir
Si tu sers mes envies
T'auras un pourboire
Je suis sûre de moi
Tu veux des...

Pas le temps de m'asseoir

Besoin de protéines à n'en plus pouvoir
T'effeuiller pour mieux te...

Halal ou casher
Du moment qu'elle est tendre
Je peux le payer cher
Mais je ne veux pas attendre

Je veux déguster lentement
Manger en mastiquant
Mastiquant je fais le régime Dukan
"Et la cuisson c'est comment?"
Je la prendrai à point
À point

Je la prendrai à point
La dalle

Et rien ne sert de juste se nourrir
Il faut savoir manger à point
Et rien ne sert de juste se nourrir
Il faut savoir manger à point

Changeons de place sur la balance
Imaginons nos rôles inversés
Si j'étais plat sans résistance
M'aurais-tu fait mijoter?
Si j'étais plat sans résistance
Moi je t'aurais pris à point
À point

Je la prendrai à point
La dalle

À point

I'm ravenous tonight

I'm ravenous tonight
I could eat anything
Even from the bottom of the shelf
I want everything that you have, especially your...

No time to sit around
I'll arrange for it, serve it to me on the counter
No menu, nor cutlery, nor...
Whether it's plain or spicy:
I'll talk with my mouth full
Whether it's heavy or too light, I won't have trouble with it

A look, a hand,
And every time the same refrain
This hot breath ostinato¹ on the lips
I'll have it medium rare
Medium rare

I'll have it medium rare
Medium rare

(Dining) On site
Or to take-away
I'll make you turn
Under my fingertips
All these naïveties, no offense
You'll be no more than my snack

I'm ravenous tonight
If you serve my desires
You'll have a tip
I am sure
You want the...

No time to sit around

I need protein until I can't swallow anymore
Unwrapping² you to better... (you)

Halal or Kosher,
As long as it's tender
I can pay a high price
But I can't wait

I want to taste it slowly
To chew it
Chewing I do the Dukan diet³,
"And the cooking? How is it?"
I'll have it medium rare
Medium rare

I'll have it medium rare

There's no point to just nourishment
One has to know how to eat medium rare
There's no point to just nourishment
One has to know how to eat medium rare

Let's change our positions on the scale
Imagine our roles reversed
If I were a dish without resistance⁴
Would you make me simmer?
If I were a dish without resistance
I would have you medium rare
Medium rare

I want it medium rare

Medium rare

1) Ostinato, Italian for obstinate, is a musical term designating a phrase which keeps repeating itself (in this case, hot gasping).
2) Effeuiller means to remove the leaves or petals from a plant (feuille meaning leaf). I can think of one English equivalent - "defoliate", and find it too technical and prosaic to apply. I was thus stuck with the following variants: "Unwrapping you", "Shedding your leaf", "Stripping you". I had instinctively taken "t'effeuiller" to mean stripping a (you) man of his modest fig leaf, which in my imagination, translates to unwrapping his condom. (Gotta get at that protein)
3) The Dukan diet is a a regiment consisting of mostly proteinaceous foods. For example, trimmed beef, skinned chicken, whole fish, semen.
4) Plat sans résistance (dish without resistance) is a pun on "plat de résistance" (main course).
Thanks to Rational Drunk on LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:59 pm
by Romain
Next song. An hommage to Marie Laforêt.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:14 pm
by Romain
Marie Laforêt - Viens, viens - 1973
Chanson, Pop, Contemporary Folk, Yé-yé

Artist Biography by Jason Birchmeier
Popular throughout the 1960s and '70s, Marie Laforêt is a French pop singer who garnered fame initially as a film actress during the early to mid-'60s. Born Maïténa Doumenach to parents of Armenian heritage on October 5, 1939, in Soulac-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France, she made her film debut in 1960 in the René Clément drama Plein Soleil, a big-screen adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. Plein Soleil not only launched the acting career of Laforêt; it also made a cinema star of actor Alain Delon.
In the wake of her showbiz breakthrough, Laforêt was offered one role after another, notably beginning with Saint Tropez Blues (1961) and La Fille aux Yeux d'Or (1961). Her onscreen performance of the title song from the former film, "Saint Tropez Blues," essentially launched her singing career while La Fille aux Yeux d'Or, on the other hand, earned her the nickname the Girl with the Golden Eyes.
In the mode of a folksinger, Laforêt's recording career took flight in 1963 in association with the label Disques Festival; among her more notable early recordings was a cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind." She made her full-length album debut in 1964 with a self-titled album comprised of her recording output to date.
Successive self-titled full-length albums were released throughout the remainder of the 1960s and were likewise comprised of previously released EP material.
In the 1970s Laforêt more or less abandoned acting and focused instead on a series of recordings released in association with the Polydor label. She had some major hits during this period, most notably "Viens, Viens" (1973) and "Il a Neigé sur Yesterday" (1977).
With the exception of Viens, Viens (1973), the majority of her full-length albums were once again self-titled. Similar to how Laforêt had abandoned acting in favor of music-making during the 1970s, she returned to the cinema in the 1980s and left music behind. A long line of best-of compilations would be released in later years, generally focusing on either her 1960s output on Festival or her 1970s output on Polydor.

She died on the 02 November 2019

viens, viens, c'est une prière
viens, viens, pas pour moi mon père
viens, viens, reviens pour ma mère
viens, viens, elle meurt de toi
viens, viens, que tout recommence
viens, viens, sans toi l'existence
viens, viens, n'est qu'un long silence
viens, viens, qui n'en finit pas.

je sais bien qu'elle est jolie cette fille
que pour elle tu en oublies ta famille
je ne suis pas venue te juger
mais pour te ramener
il parait que son amour tient ton âme
crois-tu que ça vaut l'amour de ta femme
qui a su partager ton destin
sans te lâcher la main.

viens, viens, maman en septembre
viens, viens, a repeint la chambre
viens, viens, comme avant ensemble
viens, viens, vous y dormirez
viens, viens, c'est une prière
viens, viens, pas pour moi mon père
viens, viens, reviens pour ma mère
viens, viens, elle meurt de toi
sais-tu que jean est rentré à l'école
il sait déjà l'alphabet, il est drôle
quand il fait semblant de fumer
c'est vraiment ton portrait

viens, viens, c'est une prière
viens, viens, tu souris mon père
viens, viens, tu verras ma mère
viens, viens, est plus belle qu'avant
qu'avant, qu'avant, qu'avant, qu'avant
viens, viens, ne dis rien mon père
viens, viens, embrasse moi mon père.
viens, viens, tu es beau mon père
viens, viens, laaa lala
viens,viens, lalalalaalala

Come, come, it's a prayer
Come, come, not for me, my father
Come, come, come back for my mother
Come, come, she's dying to see you
Come, come, so everything may start again
Come, come, without you life
Come, come, is nothing but a long silence
Come, come, which never ends

I know very well that this girl is pretty
That for her, you're forgetting your own family
I'm not here to judge you
But to bring you back
I heard that her love has taken hold of your soul
Do you think it's worth the love of your wife?
Who shares your fate
Without ever letting go of your hand

Come, come, mother in September
Come, come, painted the bedroom
Come, come, just like before
Come, com, you slept there
Come, come, it's a prayer
Come, come, mot for me, my father
Come, come, come back for my mother
Come, come, she's dying to see you
Did you know that Jean started school?
He knows the alphabet already, he's funny
When he pretends he's smoking
He really looks like you

Come, come, it's a prayer
Come, come, you're smiling, my father
Come, come, you'll see that my mother
Come, come. Is more beautiful than before
Than before, than before, than before, than before
Come, come, don't say anything, my father
Come, come, kiss me, my father
Come, come, you're handsome, my father
Come, come, lala lala
Come, come, lalalalala

Tanks to Crimson Antics on LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:39 pm
by Honorio
My favourite song of hers is "La plage" ("The Beach"), I put it on the Almost Nominated playlist not knowing she was going to die the following week. Rest in peace, Marie...

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:24 pm
by granit
Some covers :

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:02 pm
by Romain
Honorio wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:39 pm
My favourite song of hers is "La plage" ("The Beach"), I put it on the Almost Nominated playlist not knowing she was going to die the following week. Rest in peace, Marie...
Very FrançoiseHardyesque! I didn't know this song. Typical of the French 60's. Thanks.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 am
by Romain
Amina - Le dernier qui a parlé - 1991

Amina Annabi (Arabic: أمينة العنابي‎, Amina Al-Annabi) (born 5 March 1962, Carthage, Tunisia) is a French-Tunisian singer-songwriter and actress, most famous for finishing second in the tied 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Rome. Amina finished second after a countback, scoring equal 146 points alongside Carola from Sweden.

Amina was born into a family of musicians. Her father is French and her mother is Tunisian. Her grandmother was a musician and one of her uncles was involved in setting up the Tabarka Festival in Tunisia, so Amina got the chance to see a number of music stars, going along to concerts by Joan Baez, James Brown and the famous Algerian diva Warda. It was at the Tabarka music festival that Amina would get to meet the young Senegalese star Wasis Diop. They became friends and they had the opportunity to work together some years later. In 1975, Amina and her mother, a talented musician and composer, moved together to Paris.

Three years later Amina formed her own group, after showing her talent in singing and dancing a variety of music styles, from soul to traditional aigypt songs. The group made appearances in many local schools but it was in 1982 when Amina started to build her solo career. By that time she got involved with Radio Nova, Paris' leading radio station in world music. One of the producers of the station was Martin Meissonnier. He started to work with Amina and soon they became a couple—their daughter was born in 1986. In 1983 she won a music contest with a rap song, "Shehérazade", influenced by Arab rhythms. It was released as a CD single. Amina began performing in Paris around this time.

After recording an album with the Japanese musician Yasuaki Shimizu, she became extremely popular in Japan where she even toured in 1987. She did backing vocals on an album by Haruomi Hosono and she launched a career in cinema. In 1989 she played a supporting role in the film Maman and in 1990 she worked with Bernardo Bertolucci for his movie The Sheltering Sky.

The same year she recorded her debut album, Yalil (Night). The album received excellent reviews and it was released in 22 countries around the world. It was also released in the USA where it peaked at #5 at the Billboard world music charts.

In 1991, Amina won 'Le prix Piaf' as Best Female Singer of the Year, then she went on to get involved in Peter Gabriel's peace project during the Gulf War. Joining a host of international stars in the studio, Amina took part in the recording of an EP which featured a new version of Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance". The same year she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Rome with one song of her own, entitled Le Dernier qui a parlé.... She tied with the Swedish participant for the first place but due to EBU's rules, the French entry ranked 2nd and the award went to Sweden.

She read the French jury's votes during the final of Melodifestivalen 2010.
C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison
dans ta maison.
C'est celle qui m'a donné un nom qui a raison
de toute façon.

Fille ou garçon, tous ces dictons sont des leçons –
ne dis pas non.
Le monde n'est ni mauvais ni bon, tu tournes pas rond,
c'est sans raison.

Dis-moi, au nom de quelle nation tu lèves le ton
dans ma maison ?
Ne gémis pas comme un violon sans partition –
c'est une leçon.

La vérité se cache le front comme un silence
qui en dit long.
C'est le plus fort qui a parlé qui a raison
de toute façon.

C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison
dans ta maison.
C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison
de toute façon.

Toutes les saisons font et défont même les passions –
quelle dérision.
C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison
sans condition.

Comme ci
ou comme ça,
ou là-bas.

It's the last one that spoke that is right
In your house
It's the one that gave me a name that's right
Girl or boy, all these proverbs are lessons
Don't say no
The world is neither bad nor good, there's something wrong with you
It's unreasonable

Houah houah... houah houah...
Hiah hiah... hiah hiah hiah...
Houah... hiah...

Tell me in the name of which nation do you raise the tone of your voice
In my house
Don't moan like a violin without partition
It's a lesson
The truth hides the front like silence
Who said long
It's the most strong that spoke that is right

Houah houah... houah houah...
Hiah hiah... hiah hiah hiah...
Houah... hiah...

It's the last one that spoke and is right
In your house
It's the last that spoke and is right
In your house

All seasons do and undo the passions
What a derision
It's the last one that spoke and is right
Without condition
In this way or in that way
Here or over there

Thanks to stavroula on LyricsTranslate.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:10 pm
by Romain
Next song.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:18 pm
by Romain
Songhoy Blues - Bamako - 2017
Songhai Music, Afro-Rock

Album: Resistance (RYM: 3.34/5)

Songhoy Blues is a desert blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali. The band was formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia law. The band released their debut album, Music in Exile, via Transgressive Records on February 23, 2015, while Julian Casablancas' Cult Records partnered with Atlantic Records to release the album in North America in March 2015. The group is one of the principal subjects of the documentary film They Will Have To Kill Us First.

In 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) took control of the north of Mali. In turn, they were pushed out by Ansar Dine, a jihadist group which banned cigarettes, alcohol and music. Garba Touré, a guitarist from Diré, near Timbuktu, was forced to leave, and moved to Bamako, the country's capital, in the south. Together with Aliou Touré and Oumar Touré, they formed a band "... to recreate that lost ambience of the north and make all the refugees relive those northern songs." The three of them, unrelated despite having the same surname, are Songhoy people. The name of the band comes from their ethnicity and the genre of music they play, 'desert blues'.

Songhoy Blues began playing on the Bamako club circuit, attracting both Songhoy and Tuareg fans. In September 2013, Africa Express, a group of American and European musicians and producers led by Damon Albarn, visited Bamako to record an album of collaborations. The band auditioned successfully and were introduced to Nick Zinner, the American guitarist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They worked with Zinner to record "Soubour," meaning patience. The track was released in December 2013 on Maison Des Jeunes, the 2013 Africa Express compilation.

Following the success of "Soubour", the band returned to the studio with Zinner and co-producer Marc-Antoine Moreau to work on an album. Their debut album, Music in Exile, was released on Transgressive Records in February 2015 and on Cult Records, via Atlantic Records, in North America in March 2015. It received "universal acclaim" according to the review aggregating website Metacritic. Robin Denselow, writing for The Guardian, described the album as "an impressively varied and rousing set", and named Songhoy Blues "[a] band to watch". In the NME, Kevin EG Perry described the album as "a masterpiece of desert blues; blending American guitar licks with Malian groove".

The band were nominated for "Best New Act" at the 2015 Q Awards and as "Independent Breakthrough Act" at the 2015 AIM Awards. They supported Alabama Shakes at the Beacon Theatre in New York, and were subsequently called "insistent and determined but also headed for the ecstatic" in a review posted by The New York Times They have also supported Julian Casablancas and Damon Albarn and in 2015 appeared at numerous festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, Latitude Festival, Roskilde Festival and Green Man Festival. In 2016 they played at Byron Bay Bluesfest and WOMADelaide in Australia and Green Man Festival and The Great Escape Festival in the UK. At the Royal Albert Hall for Later… with Jools Holland’s 25th anniversary, they played two songs with tenor saxophone player Tunday Akintan.

Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto
Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto
Ho ho ho ho c'est chaud !
Ha ha ha ha c'est là !

Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto
Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto
Ho ho ho ho c'est chaud !
Ha ha ha ha c'est là !

Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata

Il est 21h au cop me voilà sur la route
Mais tous les resto du bord de la capitale sont déjà sold out
C'est le rendez vous du peuple au carrefour de la joie
Nordistes et sudistes on s'éclate sur la même piste
C'est beau de voir tous ces couples bien habillés qui nous arrivent

Lady sexy, les garçons chauds
Samedi soir c'est le jour !

Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata

Un seul arbre qui tombe, le bruit s'installe
Mais la forêt ?? couches, on entend que dalle
C'est terrible quand s'installe la peur, faisons la fête

Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto
Samedi soir à Bamako sur ma moto
Ho ho ho ho c'est chaud !
Ha ha ha ha c'est là !
Ho ho ho ho c'est chaud !

Ha ha ha ha c'est là !

Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata
Ilma fata

Bamako (Mali's capital city)

Saturday night in Bamako on my motorbike (x2)
Oh oh oh, it's hot!
Oh oh oh, it's all here!

Let's go out* (x4)

It's 9 o'clock ("Il est 21 heures o'clock"), I'm on my way
But all the restaurants on the edge of the capital are already booked up
This is the meeting place of people on the crossroads of enjoyment
Northerners and Southerners all head for the same dancefloor
It's beautiful to see all the well-dressed couples arrive

Sexy ladies, horny guys
Saturday night, that's the night!

Let's go out* (x4)

When a single tree falls, it's heard all over the world
When the whole forest sleeps, there ain't a sound
It's terrible when fear takes over, let's have a good time instead!

Saturday night in Bamako on my motorbike (x2)
Oh oh oh, it's hot!
Oh oh oh, it's all here!

Let's go out* (x8)

*In local dialect, not French
Thanks to mileswide

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:10 pm
by BillyKev1
One of the best songs from my childhood, La Mer" - Charles Trenet (1946). Back in those times I was oppressed with it!

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 am
by Romain
BillyKev1 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:10 pm
One of the best songs from my childhood, La Mer" - Charles Trenet (1946). Back in those times I was oppressed with it!
On page2 of this thread :-)
Welcome here.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:08 am
by Romain
Apollo Noir - P.4.R.1.5 - 2017 - Electronic
Experimental, Electronic

Album: A/N

Apollo Noir is the alter ego of French producer Remi Sauzedde. After growing up in the middle of the deepest French countryside (one would say in the middle of nowhere), a place called « The Black Woods » in Auvergne, Apollo Noir found his way into music playing drums in various Hardcore Punk and Grind bands. Hardcore is always a good way of starting music, a bit like going to the conservatory for classical musicians. During these years as a drummer, Apollo Noir listened to a lot of music, learning, digesting, forging a solid knowledge of indie music that will help him define his future sound.

His first album « A/N » naturally comes to the ears of Joakim’s Tigersushi label, it’s the kind of music they’re drawn to, ambitious, emotional, challenging, genre-defying. For Apollo Noir, this is a distortion of reality, where music and spirituality become one. His music combines rawness, brutalism, minimalism and perfectionism in a very unique way. A few transformed voices haunt the record like a ghostly mass. There’s elements of Vangelis epic synths, Oneohtrix Point Never’s futuristic free forms or Sonic Youth dissonant noise, all made mostly from rearranged live takes recorded with a whole analog synth and drum machines set up. And yet it doesn’t sound vintage at all.

« A/N » is a trip to a distant planet, both familiar and strange, a psychedelic and distorted utopia.

Re: France - One song per day.

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm
by mileswide
Romain wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Songhoy Blues - Bamako - 2017
I've loved this song since I first heard it, one of those you can't stop singing when you start. I'll get round to listening to as many songs on this thread as I can one of these days!