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Le scaphandre blanc – Cécile Grandin

This is one of those many jazzy songs that always found themselves on to yé-yé retrospective compilations even though they aren’t exactly yé-yé songs. They are there because they were contemporaneous songs sung still by pretty, young French girls, and because the number of yé-yé songs out there begins to wear thin far too quickly and you’ve got to fill those compilations with something. Maybe they are also there for reason of flow, as respite for otherwise endless upbeat songs. Anyway, they are a let down. They are not what i signed up for! I realise they were as equally loved by the youth as the pop and rock’n’roll songs, but don’t call them yé-yé.

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