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Petula Clark and French songs BBC4 9pm tonight

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:20 pm    Post subject: Petula Clark and French songs BBC4 9pm tonight Reply with quote

Not exacty sure what this will entail but I like her and have a French LP of her so could be interesting.

H

PS it's called 'Je T'Aime - The Story of the French Song'
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed this programme,Helen.

La Mer by Charles Trenet sends tingles down my spine every time I hear it. On my list of favourite songs ever...love it.

Lots of music I heard on this proramme (The Lennon and McCartney of France??) that I would like to find out more about but probably won't find the time!!

I have heard of Johnny Hallyday but don't (to my knowledge) know one song that he sings. I don't think he broke through here as Aznavour and the like did,unless I missed it..
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed it too. I would like to have seen and heard more of Charles Trenet and Jean Sablon as I always enjoy both but, apart from La Mer which I love, I have always had trouble in knowing which one I was hearing - silly, I know Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recorded it and still have it to watch, but I love La Mer as well so am looking forward to it!

I remember Johnny Halliday only because someone in my class had a French pen friend and sent her one of his EPs and another classmate lived in Paris for a year as her Dad was manager of Burton's the tailors (remember them?) there, so had a few French records. At the end of term the French teacher brought in a record player and we listened to some of them.

I always liked Richard Anthony who did gorgeous covers of some of Dusty Springfield's tracks. Of course it was the day when songs were still covered a lot of the time rather than the original making a world wide hit. How things have changed!

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you like any of the Johnny Hallyday,Helen?

Love If I Loved You by Richard Anthony and can remember talking about it on the old Radio 2 board. Did you know that he died this April ....he was 77.

(I remember Burtons...are they still going?)
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't really like Johnny Halliday that much, he was a bit too rock for me at that time, apart from the songs that were on my friend's record. I remember recording it on a reel to reel tape recorder at the time and eventually got the songs from that download site that wasn't quite kosher (can't remember it's name!!) when everyone was into it. One was Ma Guitare which was flamenco style and the other was Pour moi Ma Vie Va Commencer. They may be on You Tube.

Oh Becky I didn't know that Richard Anthony had died. I wonder if they did a tribute on SOTS and I missed it? Maybe I'll email Brian Matthew. I loved his voice.

I think Burtons eventually became part of Top Shop but I'm not certain.

H
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky this is one of Richard's that I love :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAdFa35NPes

And these two :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFMd9Fd0yM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_qJPcOKBu0

Another

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RkYbu6PMH0

I've just trawled the You Tube pages but I could be here for hours.........

I have a few of his records and although I've forgotten a lot of my French the words come back and on a few I think of the French words rather than the English!

H
PS Just found a video of him singing with Sacha Distel in 67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfwm4ujLwe8
2 good looking guys..........
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Hallyday was called "The French Elvis",Helen.

I'm sure as I can be that there has been no mention of Richard Anthony's death on SOTS. Would be nice if Brian gave him a mention.

Thanks for posting some of his songs...I enjoyed listening to them...he had a lovely voice.

The second one ...Si Tu As Besoin D'un Ami... is maddeningly familiar as if I've heard someone sing it in English...any ideas??
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky it's driving me mad now but I think it's one of those songs that just sounds like another! I see The Swinging Blue Jeans.......... but I don't think it's one of theirs.

I've been on Youtube for ages and found a load of others I remembered, a nice way to waste time Very Happy.

Sad that he has died though RIP Richard.

H

PS the song's English title was Come To Me but that doesn't ring any bells Sad
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Becky it's driving me mad now but I think it's one of those songs that just sounds like another!

You could well be right about that,Helen.

Helen May wrote:
I've been on Youtube for ages and found a load of others I remembered, a nice way to waste time Very Happy.

I agree. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched the programme this evening and it was interesting.

H
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