Sunnyside Cafe Series: Pop à Paris - More Rock n' Roll and Mini Skirts, Vol. 2

Sunnyside Cafe Series: Pop à Paris - More Rock n' Roll and Mini Skirts, Vol. 2


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Sunnyside's More Rock n' Roll and Mini Skirts is another single-disc condensation of the supercool Pop à Paris five-disc series released in France that focuses on French singers from the mid-'60s to early '70s. Those discs are a lighthearted blast of Now Sound pop theatrics, aggressive, almost garagey rock, and wacky misappropriations of the American pop scene of the '60s. This disc serves as a fine (and readily available) alternative to picking up all five of the discs and as a great follow-up to Rock n' Roll and Mini Skirts. The lineup features the usual suspects like Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Brigitte Bardot, and Michel Polnareff with total unknowns like Stone, Annie Phillipe, and Marie LaForet mixed in to keep things obscure. The collection is jammed with wonderfully breezy and silly tracks like Charlotte Leslie's foot-stomping "Les Filles C'est Fait...," Claude Francois' unlikely Stax meets the Archies groover "Hip Hip Hurrah," the insane electro-rock of Les Yper-Sound's "Psyche Rock," and Anna Karina's impossibly silly "Roller Girl" that will have you grinning ear-to-ear like the village idiot. The best tracks, as so often is the case in collections like this, are by the best-known artists: Serge Gainsbourg's "L'Anamour," Brigitte Bardot's "Contact," France Gall's wacky and sly "Teenie Weenie Boppie," and Michel Polnareff's typically amazing "L'oiseau de Nuit." Much like the collection that preceded it, Pop à Paris - More Rock n' Roll and Mini Skirts is fun from beginning to end and is a perfect place for the uninitiated to get a taste of French pop in the '60s.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
Label: Sunnyside
UPC: 0016728360623
catalogNumber: 3606
Rank: 40104

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pierre Henry   Sounds
Michel Colombier   Musical Direction
Giorgio Gomelsky   Sounds

Technical Credits

Pierre Henry   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Michel Polnareff   Composer
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Jean-Claude Petit   Arranger,Director
Michel Colombier   Arranger,Composer,Orchestra Director
Pierre Dutour   Collaboration
Arthur Greenslade   Arranger
Reg Guest   Arranger,Director
John Hurley   Composer
Ivan Jullien   Arranger,Director
Vincent Palmer   Song Selection
David Whitaker   Orchestra Director
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
André Popp   Arranger,Director
Jean Bouchety   Arranger,Director,Orchestra Director
Jean-Pierre Bourtayre   Composer
Raymond Gimenes   Composer
Donald Storball   Composer
Nino Ferrer   Arranger,Composer
Jean-Pierre Haie   Producer,Concept
Eric Charden   Composer
Georges Aber   Composer
Pierre Holassian   Collaboration
Pierre Saka   Composer
Jean Schmitt   Composer

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