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Chez Les Yť-Yť  performed by Serge Gainsbourg  1963
Recommended by tinks [profile]

Excellent early jazz song from Serge with a very sparse arrangement and a lively rhythm. Further proof that the man could do anything he wanted.

from Gainsbourg Confidentiel (Polygram)
available on CD - Du Jazz Dans le Ravin (Polygram)

  04 May 01 ·delicado: yeah, I was completely blown away when I first heard the 'du jazz...' compilation! Astounding stuff, and you're right - he tried everything and was almost always successful...
  18 Jun 01 ·tempted: Have you heard "Nazi Rock"?
  18 Jun 01 ·delicado: ok, emphasis on the 'almost' I guess. I actually have friends who enjoy 'rock around the bunker', but it's not really my cup of tea.
  09 Apr 02 ·tempted: The saddest thing about Gainsbourg's restless life is that he got most popular in France on the most awkward musical road he ever followed. That was the half-arse reggae music he made. But still he's a hero of mine.
Wild Is The Wind  performed by Nina Simone  1966
Recommended by FlyingDutchman1971 [profile]

Ms. Simone sings almost with a sense of agony knowing that the object of her affection is untamed and unavailable even as she begs for his love. This track is heartbreakingly beautiful and is great listening in the late hours with the lights dimmed.

from Wild Is The Wind (Polygram 846893)
available on CD - Nina Simone: Quiet Now-Night Songs (Verve 314 543 251)

  10 Dec 02 ·cdarville: This song is also available on the original release, Wild Is the Wind, available now as a double-release combined with High Priestess of Soul on CD. It's been available for over ten years on Polydor and is wonderful!
I Love You Porgy (Live)  performed by Nina Simone  1964
Recommended by FlyingDutchman1971 [profile]

Nina Simone originally recorded this song in 1959, but it is during the live recording of it during a 1964 performance that she brings forth all of the emotion and true desperation of this song. You can sense her pain and resignation to the fact that she is soon to be separated from her true love.

from Nina Simone In Concert (Polygram 846513)
available on CD - The Gershwin Songbook (Verve 314 513 928)

Contact  performed by Brigitte Bardot  1967
Recommended by lilly747 [profile]

Fantatic Serge Gainsbourg penned lounge track.... A welcome break from Brigette's more bubblygummy tracks (B-side to the hilorious Harley Davidson single, complete with SFX)

available on CD - yes!

  27 Jan 04 ·n-jeff: Great song, easily the highlight of the cheesy picture disc compilation I have. I particularly like the way the swirling of the organ reacts with the slapback echo on her voice. It has quite a delerious quality.

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