30th March 2017: Elsa Leroy – Quelle Foule, Quelle Foule!

Elsa Leroy – Quelle Foule, Quelle Foule!
Language – French
Translation – What a crowd, what a crowd!

Fabulous French pop from Elsa Leroy.  Information about her here: http://www.readysteadygirls.eu/elsa-leroy/4526280225. “She won a car, lunch with Johnny Hallyday and a trip to Tahiti.” – on winning the competition to become the face of ‘Mademoiselle âge tendre’ magazine for 1965.  Quite frankly, who could ask for anything more?

(Jumps at about 48 seconds in…)

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29th March 2017: Kraftwerk – Die Roboter

Kraftwerk – Die Roboter
Language – German

No need for a translation, these are Pop Music’s original robots!  A total classic, which we’ve all heard before, but this performance is a gem. That dancing segment has made my day 🙂 Florian, however, still scares the crap out of me! It’s okay…imagining that he plants flowers in his garden and is kind to small animals gets me through…

27th March 2017: Françoise Hardy – Comment te dire adieu

Françoise Hardy – Comment te dire adieu?
Language – French
Translation – How to say goodbye to you?

I love this song. I love Françoise Hardy, and with my new rules I can share as many of her songs as I like :-). I should have posted this yesterday, but I went to bed early as I wasn’t feeling well. Apologies!

(Excellent!) Lyrics in French here: http://www.paroles-musique.com/paroles-Francoise_Hardy-Comment_Te_Dire_Adieu-lyrics,p68257

26th March 2017: コシミハル & 細野 晴臣 (Miharu Koshi & Haruomi Hosono) – 雪やこんこ (Yuki-ya-konko)

Miharu Koshi & Haruomi Hosono – Yuki-ya-konko
Language – Japanese
Translation – Snow Falling Thickly

A super-slinky, jazzy version of a song based on a children’s rhyme – details here, as well as some adorable versions of the song sung by schoolchildren: http://www.mamalisa.com/?p=844&t=es&c=85

25th March 2017:  ‎Эстрадный Ансамбль “Баян Монгол” Чуулга (The Bayan Mongol Variety Group) – Алсаас дуулсан дуу (I Sing For You From Afar)

The Bayan Mongol Variety Group – I Sing For You From Afar

Language – Mongolian
Google Translate came up with ‘Remotely sang songs’ for the name of this fabulous musical offering, which is kind of endearing :-). This song has some monumental keyboard sounds on it. The more songs I hear from Mongolia, the more I want to visit. This tune is from a 1980 album, and I love it to bits!