Wednesday 25 September 2013

The Midweek Hop - Bonjour, Ciao, ¡Hola!

The other half's guest post - three songs on a theme...
(inspired by Desmond Carrington's 'The Music Goes Round')
The legendary 'Wurlitzer 1015' 1946 Jukebox

This weeks theme is... Bonjour, Ciao, ¡Hola!
(Hello - French, Hello - Italian, Hello - Spanish)
 Inspired by European Day of Languages (tomorrow, September 26th)

I work with hundreds of students from all across the World and the blend of different cultures and languages that I hear daily at work is just fascinating!

Sadly I haven't got the knack for languages (my friend M though, is amazing at languages and pronounciation) - the most I can do is a few different hello's, thank you's and goodbye's!
1. Quando Quando by The Kessler Sisters

Sung in a number of languages - we think one of them is German, anyone know the rest? 
'Quando Quando' is from around 1962 but other than that, we don't know much about it, whether it was a chart hit (for the sisters) or not. 

2. Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles by Fran├žoise Hardy

Watch out for the gratuitous legs and stocking shots!
Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles' entered the chart on 25th b June 1964 reaching Number 36.

3. J'Suis Mordu by Johnny Hallyday

The French version of Elvis, rocking out to Elvis' 'I Got Stung'...
'J'Suis Mordu' was the B-side to 'Souvenirs, Souvenirs' which entered the chart on 3rd June 1960.  

Happy listening!

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