|September 23, 2006|
On 23 September, Amsterdam’s world famous venue Paradiso will hold a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg. So far guests include writer Sylvie Simmons, composer Jean-Claude Vannier, DJ Guuzbourg of Filles Sourires and the Amsterdam Beat Club, including myself.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that and there you have Podcast No. 8! First, we start off with some Brazilian by Robert Demontigny and then get into some familiar territory with Les Chats Sauvages. Next, a couple of yéyé chicks, Cléo and Elsa, and then some Jack Ary and Isabelle Aubret.
Robert Demontigny – Eso Beso
Les Chats Sauvages – Est-ce que tu le sais ?
Cléo – Parti pris
Elsa – C’est sérieux
Jack Ary – Les tomates
Isabelle Aubret – Un premier amour
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The modern-day Fantomas played by French actor Jean Marais still has quite a following. Contrary to many other spy movies of the sixties, Fantomas is both the main character and the bad guy. The movies also feature funny man Louis de Funès and the lovely Mylène Demongeot.
Why am I telling you this? Well, Jean Marais also sang songs by novelist Jean Cocteau, with whom he had a very long relationship. Some of these songs have been added to Radio Oh la la. You can also play spot the Fantomas theme song, which is used in one of the web radio’s jingles.