Sunday, July 18, 2021

Marie Laforêt - Maïtena Marie Brigitte Doumenbach (C60)

My latest show/C60 for 20ft Radio was broadcast a couple of days ago, but they're busy with some music festival, and seemingly haven't had time uploading my mix on mixcloud, so I'll wait with posting "The Garden Party" until they do. Meanwhile here's a(nother) compilation I made nine years ago. Back when when I compiled it her music wasn't on Spotify and in general she felt far more unknown or perhaps forgotten than she does now (at least where I'm situated). But its a spectacular collection of tunes... if I dare say so myself. Anyway:

-Maïtena Marie Brigitte Doumenbach is  Marie Laforêt's (1939-2019) birthname. Sounding a little like Edit Piaf with an updated 60's sound, the swissborn (but of armenian origin), Paris based actress/singer/model Marie Laforet was never really a Ye-Ye girl. Some of her hits are typical Ye-Ye, but in general her style was too sophisticated, artsy, mature and not poppy enough to be a part of that scene.

The main reason I made my own Golden Hour of 25 songs chosen out of about 150, is (as always) that I've never came across one that felt pleasing to listen to all the way through. If you don't know this stunning lady or her stunning chansons yet, this might become your perfect summer soundtrack discovery. If you do know her I hope you approve of my selection
-Moahaha 2012

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  1. Thank you for compiling.. a great mix of feel and beat from a distinctive artise. Lovely :)

    1. Glad you enjoyed the selection - and happy to hear from you Sip the Light Umbongo:)