Dienstag, 7. August 2018

Some Early French Rock And Roll For Tuesday

Bildergebnis für jacques dutronc

A few days ago some songs came to my ear that I didn't listen before. I don't know why I didn't heard any songs from Jacques Dutronc before. Maybe we were all focused in the early 60's to British and American artists at these days and we thought that French musicians couldn't play Rock 'n' Roll. Back in 1960 he formed his first band with himself on guitar. After he finished his duty in French army he started a career as a songwriter especially for Francoise Hardy. In the mid 60's he release a few albums with songs sung in English could be classics. In France he sold millions of albums but seldom knew outside of his home country. Most of his songs were inspired by British bear bands and sometimes he came close to bands like The Kinks. Maybe some of you will remember Mungo Jerry's Alright, Alright, Alright which was copied by one of his songs.

Jacques Dutronc - Et moi, et moi, et moi
Jacques Dutronc - Le Responsable
Jacques Dutronc -  Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S'éveille

2 Kommentare:

C hat gesagt…

Hi Walter, not sure if you already know this but Miles Kane did a great cover of Le Responsable:

Walter hat gesagt…

No, I don't C. Will have a listen when I am back home. Thanks