Friday, July 27, 2012

And Speaking of Gorgeous (An Occasional Series): Special Bilingual Edition!

Chrissie Hynde appropriated her breathy vocal style (if not her barefoot stage act), and she's still pretty much my favorite white girl singer of the 60s, with the possible exception of Evie Sands.

Sandie Shaw, ladies and germs. They don't make 'em like they used to.

"Toujours un coin qui me repelle"

"Mais tu l'aimes"

And she's even better in the original French. Heh.

You know the songs -- listen to these versions, however, and be changed.

[h/t Steve Schwartz]

6 comments:

Dave said...

"Girl Don't Come" is the best faux-Bacharach-David song ever, and Shaw's high point. To me, it's a perfect single. Amazing that S.S. didn't want to release it as the A-side.

steve simels said...

Couldn't agree more.

JZ said...

Yeah, I've always wondered why she never took off in the States, she did in every other country. I have read that some US radio stations were put off by the potential double entandre title of "Girl Don't Come". It was a different world in those days...

Peter said...
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Peter said...

As I was listening to (and thoroughly enjoying) the songs, I noticed that in the French version of "Always Something There To Remind Me" Sandie's simply singing French over the original English backing. In the chorus, as Sandie sings the song title ("Toujours un coin qui me repelle..."), you can hear the fevered female backing singers singing "Always something there to remind me...".

Anonymous said...

Pye girls are go!