Sensationnel! Yé-Yé Bonbons 1965-1968

Sensationnel! Yé-Yé Bonbons 1965-1968

by Annie PhilippeAnnie Philippe


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The 2015 Annie Philippe compilation Sensationnel! Yé-Yé Bonbons 1965-1968 brings together a nice cross section of hits from the popular French vocalist at the height of her career. A European reworking of the American phrase "yeah! yeah!," yé-yé pop showcased young, cherubic-voiced female singers framed against dance-ready beats and rock & roll hooks in songs often riddled with thinly veiled sexual innuendo. It was bubblegum pop meets softcore porn and it was massively successful in Europe from the late '50s through the '60s. Along with singers like Sheila, Sylvie Vartan, Françoise Hardy, and France Gall, Philippe popularized the yé-yé sound and became one of the decade's poster girls for hip, mod-friendly Euro style and pop culture. While the vocalists themselves were certainly the focus of public interest in yé-yé, the success of the yé-yé sound was due, at least in part, to the behind-the-scenes talent and technical expertise involved in the production and songwriting. Philippe alone worked with a bevy of gifted lyricists and arrangers, including such luminaries as Gilles Thibaut, Jacques Revaux, Paul Mauriat, Jean-Claude Vannier, and Christian Gaubert. Furthermore, no amount of money was spared in a song's production, and subsequently many of Philippe's cuts, including tracks like "C'est la Mode," "Plus Rien," and "Une Petite Croix," are lush productions replete with orchestral flourishes, ripe horn parts, vibrant backing vocals, and, as always, the fertile guitar buzz of an electric rock quartet underpinning it all. Though the popularity of yé-yé began to fizzle by the 1970s, and Philippe scored her final hit in 1967, the genre -- and Philippe's career for that matter -- lived on in the guise of such post-yé-yé movements as '70s disco and '80s new wave.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667070126
catalogNumber: 5009424
Rank: 65698

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Annie Philippe   Primary Artist
Christian Gaubert   Musical Direction
Paul Mauriat Et Son Orchestre   Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Paul Mauriat   Composer,Orchestra Director
John Phillips   Composer
Roger Berthier   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Christian Gaubert   Composer,Music Direction
Alain Bashung   Composer
Guy Marchand   Composer
Jean-Claude Vannier   Arranger,Direction
Mick Patrick   Illustrations
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Christian Sarrel   Composer
Franck Gérald   Composer
Tony Miller   Composer
Clyde Borly   Orchestra Director
Perry Ford   Composer
Annie Philippe   Composer
Billy Nencioli   Composer
Léo Clarens   Composer
Sheila Burgel   Illustrations
Guy Magenta   Composer
Harry Dawson   Composer
Pierre Saka   Composer
Jean Schmitt   Composer
Eric Charge   Illustrations
Frédéric Botton   Composer
Raymond Bravard   Composer
André Pascal   Composer
Georges Blaness   Composer
Dion O'Brien   Composer
Jean Leccia   Composer
Christian Padovan   Composer
Pierre André Dousset   Composer
Terry O'Brien   Composer
André Salvet   Composer
Ricky Gordon   Composer
Claude Carrere   Composer
Ralph Bernet   Composer
Jean-Pierre Morlane   Composer
Marcel Hurten   Composer
Florence Véran   Composer
Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe   Liner Notes
Jean-Michel Arnaud   Composer
Jean-Claude Hayer   Composer
Jacques Pezet   Composer
Gil Caraman   Composer
Gérard Mellet   Composer
Gérard Krawczynski   Composer
Yzi Spighel   Composer
Tony Cucchiari   Composer

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