Très Chic: More French Girl Singers of the 1960s

Très Chic: More French Girl Singers of the 1960s


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Très Chic: More French Girl Singers of the 1960s

Following 2010's C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s is a second volume of mostly French-sung pop from the era of the Ye-Ye girls. The 24 tracks include contributions from some of the most recognizable names of the genre, with standout tunes from legends like Françoise Hardy and France Gall, side tracks from actor/singers Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina, and stellar sounds from lesser known names like Gillian Hills. The different sides of the Ye-Ye girl sound get equal coverage on Tres Chic. A smoky after-hours vibe comes through on tracks like France Gall's "Jazz a Go Go" and Delphine's "La Fermeture-Eclair," while more upbeat, zippy pop styles are represented with Annie Philippe's bounding "On M'a Toujours Dit," Pussycat's "Hymne au Soleil," and much of the rest of the compilation. A few songs sung in English show up as well, including "Tomorrow Is Another Day" by the U.K.-raised Gillian Hills, and the goofy, hipster bedhead of "7 AM," in which Jacqueline Taieb rustles through a groggy morning in a deep American accent. "Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut," yet another selection from Gillian Hills, also highlights the humorous side of French pop, building a cover of U.S. soul group the Lollipop's "Busy Signal" around an overly loud deadpan "tut, tut, tut" replicating the sound of a busy land line. Pretty much completely free of filler, Tres Chic is a thoughtfully researched and curated cache of French pop, digging deeper below the surface than most collections by looking beyond just the biggest names to reveal some deeper cuts.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2013
Label: Ace Records Import
UPC: 0029667054126
catalogNumber: 6705412
Rank: 30890

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Paul Mauriat   Orchestra Director
Mort Shuman   Composer
Danyel Gerard   Composer
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Françoise Hardy   Composer
Bob Leaper   Orchestra Director
Francis Lai   Composer
Michel Colombier   Orchestra Director
Robert Gall   Composer
Arnold Goland   Composer
Jack Gold   Composer
Alain Goraguer   Composer,Orchestra Director
Kenny Lynch   Composer
Leo Petit   Orchestra Director
Jean-Pierre Sabar   Orchestra Director
André Popp   Composer
Jean Bouchety   Orchestra Director
Malcolm Baumgart   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Jacques Denjean   Orchestra Director
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Gilles Thibaut   Composer
Clyde Borly   Orchestra Director
Wayne Proctor   Composer
Paul Piot   Composer,Orchestra Director
Mya Simille   Composer
Jacqueline Taïeb   Composer
Gillian Hills   Composer
Sheila Burgel   Photo Courtesy
Malou Rene   Composer
Jean Claude Massoulier   Composer
Jean Lapierre   Composer
Jean Schmitt   Composer
Jean-Christophe Averty   Composer
Georges Blaness   Composer
Bernard Gérard   Orchestra Director
Daniel Faure   Composer
Evelyne Courtois   Composer
Claude Righi   Composer
Ralph Bernet   Composer
Elsa Darde   Composer
Marcel Hurten   Composer
Alain Fervil   Composer
Violaine Pilzer   Composer
Pierre Baroub   Composer
Jean-Claude Hayer   Composer
Gérard Hugé   Composer,Orchestra Director
George Elam   Cover Photo
Claude Mevel   Composer

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