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 Françoise 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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