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Spectropop - Digest Number 1794

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

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      1. french recordings
           From: Artie Wayne 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 10:06:13 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: french recordings Bonjour Spectropoppers, comment allez-vous? I've really enjoyed your posts on French recordings. I've been a fan of them and aware of the large market in France since I had a top ten hit as a writer with "Excuse me Lady" [Wayne] by Joe Dassin. It always disturbed me that so few original french records ever became hits in the U.S. In 1968, on my first trip to MIDEM, the music convention held annually in Cannes, my publishing partner, Kelli Ross, and I picked up the U.S. sub-publishing rights for "Je T'aime" by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin and arranged for Kelli's father, Irving Green, who owned Mercury/Smash records, to release the master on one of his labels. To my knowledge, it was one of the first french language records to become a hit it the United States. I hear that a lot of radio stations stopped playing it after the "racey" translation was revealed. If anyone can send me a copy in any form... I'd appreciate it. Merci and regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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