Ten years after the release of $T2eC16N,!y0E9s2S5t07BQ0L04pm9!~~60_58Volume II, here’s Volume III of the most heralded French swinging 60s compilation series, Swinging Mademoiselle. Vinyl-only, just likte the other volumes. This volume contains a lot of Belgian filles. I bought it yesterday at this wonderful record shop in Groningen. A word of warning: it was a sealed copy yet it did not contain the insert that is promised on the sleeve. Not the record shop’s fault, it’s something you best check out before checking out.
Volume III is again compiled by ‘Sasha Monett’, who also put together this French volume of Girls in the Garage (there’s another GitG-comp dedicated to French filles, #10). Now, bear with me here. There are two other volumes of Swinging Mademoiselle (I, II). They’re out of print, sellers on sites like Discogs ask around 50 euros for used vinyl-copies. And there are two volumes of Swinging MademoiselleS, released on CD by the Silva Screen label (I, II) – easy to find, not that expensive (about 10 euros). Purists try’n find the vinyl-versions (check out Spiked Candy’s comment below, here), I’m okay with the CDs as well.

OK so far? Clothilde is on all those compilations. Now, Paris-based Born Bad Records released a compilation of Clothilde tracks called ‘French Swinging Mademoiselle’. So far, it’s a digital release only (see HERE), I don’t know if the label will do either a CD or vinyl version. On the Bandcamp-page it says ‘March 1’ as release date, that might be a sign there’s more coming up.

By the way, this is THE winning track on SM vol III: Patricia – Avez-vous déjà-vu? (youtube link). It’s orchestrated by Jean-Claude Vannier!

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

This article has 5 comments

  1. Guuzbourg

    Thx Dom, didn’t know about those Spiked Candy mixes, great stuff

  2. Dom

    A new Swinging Mademoiselle comp! Best news I’ve had all year! Thanks for the heads up, Mr Guuz… My vinyl copy is on its way from France, but I was very kindly sent the mp3s and they’re certainly warming up a snowy sunday for me.

    ps Spiked Candy posted a couple of tasty French psyche mixes on mixcloud about a year ago >> http://www.mixcloud.com/spikedcandy/

  3. Guuzbourg

    There won’t be a cd-release, that’s for sure. No idea what happened to Christine SC. Let’s hope for the best

  4. ion

    Sounds like it was worth the wait! Hope there’s a CD release for us unhip kids who don’t own a turntable. BTW, what has become of Spiked Candy? I used to love her website, which no longer exists. I know she was having health issues, so I hope everything’s okay in Spiked Candyland…

  5. Jeff

    Dear you,

    I’m writing to you wondering if you would appreciate my melancholic french songs.
    If it was the case, don’t hesitate to contact me for a feedback.
    That would be nice.

    Many thanks


    Bye bye