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Old 16-08-2010, 17:31
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The Dakotas' instrumental Cruel Sea was played on Tameside Radio this afternoon.
Good track. Wasn't the drummer with the Dakotas the brother of Elkie Brooks?

Some US pop from me starting with this beautiful track:
The Critters - Mr Dieingly Sad
This is a new one on me. Beautiful song. I really like it.

I really like this one too, so much so that I decided to check out the French original, and I'm glad I did, because I like that version even more:-

Michel Polnareff - La Poupée Qui Fait Non (1966)

Which sort of got me in the mood to seek out some other French songs:-

Sheila - L'École Est Finie (1962)
Fans of Seventies Disco music will undoubtedly have heard of Sheila and B. Devotion. I utterly loathe Seventies Disco music and even I’ve heard of them. Anyway, the aforementioned Sheila had been one of France’s most popular singers for many years before she teamed up with B. Devotion, and this is her 1962 debut single – yes, it is a bit naff, but it does have an innocent charm which I find rather appealing, and more to the point it’s not bloody Disco!

Francoise Hardy - Mon Amie La Rose (1965)
Gorgeous song. Gorgeous voice. Gorgeous girl.

Ronnie Bird - Où Va-t-elle (1965)
Apparently, Ronnie Bird (not his real name, obviously) was one of France’s leading sixties rock’n’roll singers, although I’ve never heard of him before. This is a good rocking track though.
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