i love this psyche sounding classic. the backing track vocals compliment one another perfectly. i love the strings in this song. a little poppy but rocking.
from take a picture
28 Jun 01 ·delicado: I agree that this is quite brilliant. I've had the Spanky and our Gang version of this for a few years, and I have to admit I had assumed that they wrote it. But this version is even better! Amazingly rocking and beautiful. The rest of the album is superb as well, don't you agree? I can listen to it all day... 05 Dec 01 ·tempted: Oh yes, the arrangement and the atmosphere on each and every song by Margo Guryan is so beautiful. The intimate chamber strings, flutes and Margo's voice.. a lot like Claudine Longet's.
The version by Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell is a fine one, too.
Stunning version of this old standard. Jimmy Scott's voice is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful things in the world. I've never heard anybody else who could channel so much pain into a song. Regardless of your feelings toward David Lynch, you have to respect him for rescuing Scott's career from obscurity.
24 Jul 01 ·delicado: yeah, I picked up the European reissue of this album recently, and have to agree with you on its power. I first came across Scott on the 'fire, walk with me' soundtrack, and for many years, 'Jimmy Scott' was just that strange voice. I only figured out the gender quite recently.
For those not yet ready for France Gall/Serge Gainsbourg quite yet. This is Elinor Blake's (aka April March) English language version of "Laisse Tomber Les Filles" written by Gainsbourg and made famous by Gall. I prefer this meatier version to the France Gall original but it did get me to go out and purchase my first France Gall CD. The CD also contains a French language version of the same song.
from Chick Habit, available on CD
05 Aug 01 ·delicado: cool; I have and enjoy 'chrominence decoder'; didn't know she had covered Gainsbourg, but I guess it figures...
Can you help me?
I heard this song in the movie "The hole" and I'd like to listen it in mp3 format or in midi-file.
09 Aug 01 ·delicado: It seems that this track is sung by Grace Chang Ge Lan, who also sang 'wo yao ni de ai. Unfortunately it doesn't look like there was a soundtrack album for 'The Hole', and information on Grace Chang is very hard to come by. The only pages I could find were this and this. They mention a 'best of' CD, released in 1993 on Hong Kong EMI, which it sounds like something worth getting hold of. 09 Aug 01 ·Aquatown: This song appears on "The Lengendary Chinese Hits Volume 11" issued by EMI Hong Kong. In North America Grace Chang CDs are quite easy to find in any city's "Chinatown". Of course the ones you find there will most likely be bootlegged copies (at a modest price). 12 Aug 01 ·king8egg: i believe all her cds have now been deleted. at least the official ones. i'm hoping that comment about bootlegs of hers being easy to find in america's chinatowns is true because then i can finally get my hands on them the next time i'm stateside. 13 Aug 02 ·Daddy Vegas: If the track on 'The Hole' soundtrack is the one with sneezing then this track comes from the LP 'The Wild Wild Rose' on Pathe Chinese (CPAX 306), which is neither of the two LPs on the Japanese collectors site that is linked below, neither the 10" greensleeved compilation nor the 12" LP. The track is called 'Achoo Cha Cha'. The LP cover shows Grace dancing flemenco style, full of life and looking back over her shoulder. In Hong Kong the record costs anything from 40$ to 100US$ it is very rare even in Hong Kong. My copy of the LP does not give a date, but it was recorded in Hong Kong and printed in India. It was issued by The Gramophone Company Ltd. whose headquarters at the time were in Hayes, Middlesex, England, though presummably they had a branch office somewhere in Hong Kong. There is also a great, great verion of 'Madame Butterly' on the same LP, in Chinese! 04 Jun 03 ·looonie: i just got her compilation CD (containing 24 tracks)for a mere SGD3.50 at a local street fair. im not sure about how legal it is but it's manufactured by a Taiwanese company called Galaxie Records. it has Achoo Cha Cha, Oh Calypso, Carmen, I want you to be my baby and various other tunes. 09 Feb 06 ·delicado: just picked up the same CD as looonie (although I paid somewhat more!). This track is indeed remarkable!