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Some say that Gainsbourg, himself, wasn’t exactly a great singer and did no interpreted his songs in the best way possible, and that is the reason why, during his lifetime, he did no achieve worldwide fame he so much deserved. I disagree to that. I really think Gainsbourg knew exactly how to sing his songs and the fact is that in all of the covers of his songs, the ones I like the most are those that show a resemblance on the way he originally sang. Drawing made by Vincent Lefebvre But that’s a matter of taste, and everyone is…

There was a pretty awkward moment in the musical scene during the week involving one of my favorites, dear adored Ben l’Oncle Soul. The runner up of the 2011 British edition of X Factor, singer Marcus Collins, released the first single of his new record to be released in March. It’s a cover of White Stripes’ greatest hit, the amazing Seven Nation Army. So far, nothing wrong with that piece of news, if it weren’t for the fact that the arrangements of his version sound very much like Ben l’Oncle Soul’s version, released in his debut album from 2010. Several…

So, it’s that time of the year. Love is in the air. Everywhere you look, heart shaped balloons seem to be floating around. There’s no denying, even the coolest couples are somehow affected by Valentine’s Day. And what’s best for the background of your special day with your better half than French music? Seriously, French chanson is to music what Valentine’s Day is to every other day of the year. So I prepared a little list for those who are looking for the perfect soundtrack to surprise and dazzle their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. And I’d like to remind…

As I promised in this post, here’s a list of best French songs of 2010. I know it’s really late for that but, since this is a new blog, I guess that could be used as a good excuse. 2010 was incredibly good for French music, we’ve had Zaz and Ben l’Oncle Soul, and in my opinion, the two of them are all a year needs to be considered good. So, with no further delay, here it is: 1. Soulman – Ben l’Oncle Soul (Ben l’Oncle Soul) – I’m not even commenting on this choice. I love him. I know it’s pop…

Ben L’Oncle Soul is a 27 years old French man from Tours who, in 2010, released a great record produced by the French Motown. If I had to describe his music, I’d say he is a sort of French Amy Winehouse. The young man man light and fun versions of songs like Seven Nation Army, Barbie Girl (remember? big hit from Acqua in the 90’s) and he even recorded a cool version of Sympathique, by the Pink Martini. In his debut record, entitled Ben L’Oncle Soul, there are also original songs and everything sound deliciously light and it always puts…