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…)


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!