All Alone Am I: Jocelyne and Jacqueline

All Alone Am I: Jocelyne and Jacqueline

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Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#1 Apr 15, 2014
Just discovered Jacqueline Boyer, along with Jocelyne Jocya, also has an excellent cover of "C'est Joli La Mer" ("It is a pretty sea"; also titled "All Alone Am I"). Jacqueline's was only posted two weeks ago--there were only 27 views until I found it, now there are over 30. Both are fabulous. If people happen to find this thread online and listen to the songs it should bring a smile to their face. From 1961:

C'est joli la mer Jocelyne Jocya
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video by jean-marie puigmal
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#2 Apr 15, 2014
Jacqueline Boyer - C'est Joli La Mer (Min Ton Rotas Tou Ourano) Hadjidakis 1961
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video by melekscorpions
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#3 Apr 15, 2014
One of my all-time favorite videos (found it about five years ago on YouTube):

Jacqueline Boyer - Tom Pillibi
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video by Les Hits des annťes 70 - 80 & 90

--believe Jacqueline won Eurovision in 1961 with "Tom Pillibi".
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#4 Apr 15, 2014
Ooops...that was 1960:

Eurovision 1960 - France - Jacqueline Boyer - Tom Pillibi [HQ SUBTITLED]

.video by
Eurovision Subtitled
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#5 Apr 15, 2014
Jocelyne's "C'est joli la mer" has that low, smoky French voice sound; emphasis on melancholy--"All Alone Am I", whereas Jacqueline has a higher pitched voice, melodious and a little more upbeat--"C'est Jolie La Mer" (It's a pretty sea).

Here's another fascinating comparison:

Jocelyne JOCYA Comme au premier jour
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video by jean-marie puigmal
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#6 Apr 15, 2014
Compare with:

Jacqueline Boyer - Comme au premier jour - 1960
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video by Ми&#10 83;ош НС
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#7 Apr 15, 2014
Hard to tell if these are the same song:

Michele Torr - Moi, Je Serais LŠ
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video by noma35

Je Serais La (Your Other Love) Jocelyne Jocya

video by jean-marie puigmal
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#8 Apr 15, 2014
Dalida is fun to watch--very theatrical; great sounding interview at end:

Dalida - Les Gitans
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video by antologia88

Jocelyne Jocya also had a great cover (of what sounds like in the Dalida interview an Edith Piaf song):

Les Gitans Jocelyne Jocya

video by jean-marie puigmal
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#9 Apr 16, 2014
Awesome! Fantastic photos of Jacqueline Boyer:

JACQUELINE BOYER , Je ne sais plus ( Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me )
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video by lesdemsoul bramhs

(I think Michele Torr has a great cover of this song too)
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#10 Apr 16, 2014
No--not Michele Torr, it's Christine Chartrand has an excellent cover of "Je Ne Sais Plus" as well. Just realized too, Christine Chartrand just had a good cover of "Va plus loin (Walk On By)" posted only 3 weeks ago. Great music behind her on that; Christine Chartrand has a really good voice, a bit unique somehow. She has some excellent songs on Youtube.
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#11 Apr 16, 2014
Hilarious...just found this one...must add it to my collection of singers from that era with a curl on the side of their cheek; it sounds like she might have been off key at one point, but otherwise thoroughly enjoyable video....had heard of her name before but was totally unfamiliar; she's super cute in this:

Peggy March - Mit 17 hat man noch Tršume
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video by gussie5555
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#12 Apr 16, 2014
My cheeks are hurting from smiling so hard after viewing that Peggy march video a second time; and then the comment under the video:

"is it tradition to clunk heads in Germany?"

--Another comment said it was a perfect pitch voice, but although I don't often criticize, it seems Peggy March might have been off-key some in this song? Like maybe due to nervous tension? Not a big deal at all, really love this video.
Bruce Deile

Boise, ID

#13 Apr 16, 2014
Another super cute version:

Peggy March - Mit 17 hat man noch Tršume [1965]
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video by Yrrah0015

--her voice does seem pitch perfect in this one, although it may be lip synching (as that was quite common back then), it's an excellent video.

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