Monday, December 19, 2005

A Whole Heap Of French Girls


I probably should have shared this out a couple of weeks ago when I posted some other French stuff, but I forgot about it. It's not that memorable, unfortunately. I had such high hopes. Beautiful cover, great concept, muddy execution. But you be the judge. Download and give a listen to Les Djinnes Singers-60 French Girls With The Christmas Bell Ringers-Joyeaux Noel (ABC Paramount ABCS 397, 1961). Maybe you'll like it more than I did. Not all of the tracks are sung by French girls though, some of them are by some group called The Christmas Bell Ringers. I guess they didn't have enough tracks for a full LP. Shame...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glancing at the cover, I first read it as, "Go French Girls," which seemed...intriguing, to say the least.

Thanks for this, Ernie!

Anonymous said...

Great lp... Just would add we says JOYEUX Noël in France (yes, i'm french)... ;-)

Ben T. said...

I guess you say "Joyeaux Noel" if you are retaining water.

Ernie said...

I don't speak French, so I have no idea... But I like the idea of Go French Girls!

Anonymous said...

Ok, at the risk of being the dorkiest post on here, I can't thank you enough for uploading this record. I am sitting in my home with a tear in my eye. I listened to this every Christmas morning with my family while growing up and it preserves some memory of the smells and moments we had.

Thank you (Merci),
John

Anonymous said...

I too have many happy memories of listening to this album every Chirstmas as a child. I was so excited to find this here that I was just shaking. Can't thank you enough for posting this and bringing back such happy feelings. Do you know anything about the other album? I remember we had two.

Joseph in Rhode Island said...

I can't thank you enough for this album. It has brought back many wonderful Christmas memories. I have been looking for this for years. Thank you once again Ernie.
~Joseph

Anonymous said...

Hey Ernie
Why can't I download Les Djinns singers Joyeux Noel? Do I have to buy something? It keeps timing out. I too remeber this from childhood and have been looking all over for it to give to my sister for Christmas.

Ernie said...

Sometimes RapidShare has issues. All I can say is try it again. You shol dbe able to download it for free, but they limit how much you can download before you have to wait a day or so. Just be patient.

Anonymous said...

Hi On a whim, I went into an old time record store in Salem ma and asked if they had any info or if they had the 60 french girls Christmas album... the woman told me that she was thinking of the same album the day earlier...she did not have any info on the record but does remember selling many copies....she did not have info on how to purchase the album can anyone help me...i to remember this album from my past and i to am french just not very good with the computor....

Sid Stroupe III said...

Hi. My mom was a high school french teacher in the early 1960s. she introduced this album to my sisters and i when were just children. it became our standard christmas album for sing-along, as Mother simply adored the Sixty French Girls Christmas album. Now mother is gone; but our memory of her singing along lives on. Can i somehow download the album. Thank you so very much. Happy Holidays from North Carolina.