People are missing out: JOCELYNE JOCYA

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Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#1 Feb 28, 2014
So few views on YouTube of this fantastic French singer. Just happened upon Jocelyne Jocya on YouTube yesterday, hadn't known of her....posted numerous times about her on the "Some of Us" thread; will post here a magnificent song of hers to begin with. people can go from there if they like her:

Jocelyne JOCYA Bon voyage .

video by jean-marie puigmal·
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#2 Feb 28, 2014
I'm not posting here many of her really good videos, they are so numerous, will leave that up to others, but couldn't help posting this one (even though it's a bit out of synch towards the end); it was only posted tow weks ago; the title translates online as "Before God"...

JOCELYNE JOCYA : DEVANT DIEU .

video by chrisABBEVILLE·

...As famous as Janis Joplin was for singing such songs, I don't think she was as good as this here by Jocelyne Jocya.
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#3 Feb 28, 2014
Recall reading years ago Janis Joplin was considered the best caucasian woman to replicate African American spirituals. It's hard to state an opinion about it since I'm not too familiar with her msuic, never having been a huge fan of hers, but thinking it's hard to imagine she was better than Jocelyne Jocya:

Jocelyne Jocya Natural women .

video by Ph Phlaubert·
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#4 Feb 28, 2014
Ooops...not that the song just posted is an African-American spiritual. But you see what I mean....
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#5 Feb 28, 2014
They've posted a ton of Jocelyne Jocya on YouTube just in the past two weeks....practically every song I listened too was excellent. Very, very enjoyable.
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#6 Feb 28, 2014
Just one more...one of the finest videos I've ever seen on YouTube in over five years of viewing; absolutely love the framing:

Jocelyne Jocya - La pluie et le vent .

video by gusyverdetv·
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#7 Mar 1, 2014
Jusrt read a bit of Janis Joplin's Wiki page. Thought that quote about her being the best "white girl" at singing African-American spirituals might be on there but didn't se anything referring to that. Only, "She began singing in the local choir and expanded her listening to blues singers such as Odetta, Billie Holiday and Big Mama Thornton." Still thinking Jocelyne Jocya is better, but again, it's hard to know without listening to Janis Joplin and making a comparison, but I probably won't get around to it anytime soon.

Both the French and English versions of Jocelyne Jocya singing Natural Woman are really good. The song has a really good sound, although the lyrics are a bit annoying. I was standing in line in Strabucks yesterday with that song stuck in my head. That's not right.(lol)
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#8 Mar 1, 2014
Just listened to it again...the lyrics are not too annoying, the song sounds great, maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. But humming that song to myself, like Michele Torr's "Je Me Demande" (the song is about something like "I'm wondering what dress I'll wear today"), can't be right. That's a big reason I like listening to French and Italian--without understanding either language, I can usually enjoy the melody and plead ignorance about the songs meaning.
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#9 Mar 1, 2014
In a grumpy mood for some reason but just got cheered up when this video appeared following one of Jocelyne Jocya's...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train

video by joantgv1

--cheered me up--funny.
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#10 Mar 1, 2014
Yeah...that's awesome...one more of Sister Rosetta Tharpe (in Manchester, England; 1964):

Sister Rosetta Tharpe Didn't It Rain

video by 180boring

--I thought that first one (This Train) was in england and she was saying "This train don't take no wankers" (British slang), but someone commented below the video she was saying "winkers". Pretty sure now, since it's England, she was saying "wankers". Funny. Very funny. Got me smiling.
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#11 Mar 1, 2014
This explains where the term comes from--thinking Sister Rosetta Tharpe was referring to the 3rd defintion below in 1964---someone who shows off too much; overly proud (lacking humility), etc.:

1.(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A person who wanks.
2.(UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang, pejorative) An idiot, a stupid, annoying or ineffectual person.
3.(UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang, pejorative) Someone who shows off too much. Someone who is overly proud of himself.

...

The word has developed a metaphorical usage, in which to **** or to be a wanker implies egotistical and self-indulgent behaviour. This is the dominant meaning in Australia.[6] It can be used in this sense in other reasons but it is also used as a more general insult. This meaning is used in phrases like smug wanker, egotistical wanker or pretentious wanker.[7] Wanker is sometimes used to refer to a person in the same way as snob for subjects perceived as pretentious; for instance, wine wanker, fashion wanker, car wanker.[8]....
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#12 Mar 1, 2014
Funny.
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#13 Mar 1, 2014
Just listened again...I could be wrong...it does sound like she may be saying "winkers". Either one could work.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#14 Mar 1, 2014
Nobody is "missing out" on anything. Nobody cares about your stupid music.
Chris Deile

Redding, CA

#15 Mar 10, 2014
This is awesome--just found it...they only posted on YouTube three days ago--mine was the fourth view:

Jocelyne JOCYA Bon voyage Version SOUL .

video by jean-marie puigmal·41

(sneaky pete sounds like a jealous female in disguise)
CB Deile

Boise, ID

#16 Mar 28, 2014
Love this one; beautiful:

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

(All Alone Am I)
CB Deile

Boise, ID

#17 Mar 28, 2014
Only 8 views of this wonderful sounding song:

Jocelyne JOCYA Que l'amour me pardonne
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video by jean-marie puigmal
CB Deile

Boise, ID

#18 Mar 29, 2014
Yeah, that's a beautiful sounding song...Jocelyne JOCYA Que l'amour me pardonne...looks like it's referred to as "Everlasting Love" also.
CB Deile

Boise, ID

#19 Mar 29, 2014
Excellent...

Flo Sandon's -T'ho voluto bene ( Non Dimenticar)- 1952
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video by Massimo Menozzi

--beautiful images; I think Carmen Villani does this tune also--more upbeat, she does it really well; looks like Flo Sandon has a good "Verde Luna" also (love Miranda Martino's version)...
CB Deile

Boise, ID

#20 Mar 29, 2014
Yeah...thought so....one of my favorite's of Carmen Villani--this is awesome too:

Carmen Villani T'ho Voluto Tanto Bene (1962)
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video by Aniello Salatiello

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