Annie Philippe: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 27, 2022


533) Annie Philippe — “Qu’il Le Dise” (“Till He Tells Me”)

This ’65 B-side is another yé-yé delight from Annie (see #206, 328), with a cool promo video of her frolicking on the ski slopes.

Elephantsoundz says:

Annie Philippe recorded a bunch of really groovy tunes in the sixties, combining angelical French Yeye with American Girl Group and British Sixties garage sounds. From Phil Spector arrangements with a cute-girl style delivery to French pop ballad orchestration with fuzzy guitars, including handclaps. [Annie Philippe] became a DJ, aged 17, at the Twenty One Club, located at the Rue Balzac near the Champs Élysées, and it was here where she met Paul Mariat. Mariat had already worked with Charles Aznavour and would later enjoy huge success with L’Amour Est Blue, launching the career of the Greek-German Vicky Leandros. After auditioning for Mariat . . . he got Annie her first recording contract . . . and she released her first EP in 1964 . . . including . . . . Unfortunately, she failed to make any impact initially. . . . Annie was getting noticed by the time of her 1965 third EP . . . . The follow up EP [included] her biggest hit Ticket De Quai, a sweet ballad which charted in March 1966.

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