Yé-Yé is a pleasant kind of pop song that includes younger woman singers that prompted France and lots of different international locations, as says Susan Sontag, with its specific “camp” kind through the 1960s.
Yé-Yé pop had secondary explosions within the Seventies and Nineteen Nineties in Japan and Europe in the course of the likes of Lio (who presents this book’s foreword), and within the usa via singers like April March, whose Yé-Yé quantity “Chick behavior” was once heard within the Quentin Tarantino movie loss of life Proof.
Interest in Yé-Yé revived back lately throughout the 5th season of the mega-popular tv sequence Mad males, while Don Draper’s younger, attractive spouse sang the Yé-Yé quantity “Zou Bisou Bisou,” initially made recognized within the Sixties via blonde actress Gillian Hills.
The most renowned Yé-Yé practitioners comprise the glamorous Sylvie Vartan (married to rock celebrity Johnny Hallyday), French lolita France Gall, attractive actresses Brigitte Bardot and Chantal Goya, and the statuesque Françoise Hardy.
This assortment by means of French pop song professional Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe comprises many interviews with the unique singers and manufacturers, visible excerpts of checklist covers, either 45s and LPs, and noteworthy excerpts from a children’s fan diary of the period.
Yé-Yé capacity “Yeah Yeah” and plenty of tune fanatics are prepared for an immersion during this liked yet little-known genre.
“This lavishly illustrated compendium is sort of a passport to a different time and place…a window into an period within which you'll turn on the television & see Bridget Bardot making a song approximately Harley Davidson bikes whereas donning thigh-high boots and a black leather-based mini-skirt. This ebook could be the Bible of Yé-Yé .”