Sunday, June 27, 2010

He saw me nude

An "erotic" and humorist song recorded in 1926! It is sung by Mistinguett, and was later cover by Edith Piaf. It was composed by Pearly/Chagnon.

Mistinguett - Il m'a vue nue (1926)

One evening, I was bathing
My skin was all my clothes
Nobody could see me but the black sky
Suddenly the moon showed off
I was going to say, "Shut up!, baby"
When I heard by my side an emotional shout.
There was a man on a rock
Not high enough
The man said: ah!
and I, in the water
I said: ho!

He saw me nude, totally nude
Without "bra-whatsit" and "under-thing"
I blushed until the morning
He saw me nude, totally nude

I hid my face with both hands
but I think that with this unguarded gesture
I forgot to hide some others things
hide me from some little things
he saw me nude, totally nude, more than nude
he saw me nude, totally nude
I want to forget what happened
especially since there's nothing broken
but I think since that fateful night
I can't marry another man
he saw me nude, totally nude, super nude
he saw me nude, more than nude, totally nude

Some songs of Mistinguett can be listened there.

And you can read a comic strip about this song by the great Boulet, here.

Yéyé time

I can't say yéyé music was great like Chanson, but it sure was sweet! It was often covers of american or UK hits and made by one hit wonders.

Les Surfs - T'en Vas Pas Comme Ca, 1963 (Don't leave me this way). A band from Madagascar!

Patricia Carli - Demain Tu Te Maries; 1963 (Tomorrow, you're getting married)

Claude françois - Belles belles belles, 1962 (Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, cover of the song Girls girls girls)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Catchy and cheesy world travelling disco

Awful music, maybe, but also ridiculously catchy hits. Or how an Has been French song can become a hype hit through Bollywood.

Ottawan - T'es OK (France, 1980)

Jimmy Adja (Disco Dancer soundtrack, India, 1982)

M.I.A (UK, Kala, 2007)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm melting

Sorry I don't have much time to upload the blog. And unfortunately, youtube deleted my account for having uploaded Brassens's video at the request of the INA...Sorry for the dead links you may found.

Whatever, somes interesting French music of 2010 according to my favorite French blogs:

Buzy - Au bon moment, au bon endroit

Univers Zéro - Clivages

Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - La reproduction

Clara Clara - Confortable Problems

Arno - Brussld

Rocé - L'être humain et le reverbere

Casey - libérez la tête

La Fine Equipe & Mattic - Fantastic Planet

High Tone - Out Back

Mathieu Boré - Frizzante

Louis Ronan Choisy - Rivière de plumes

You can also check the nice musical selection of Radio France.