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Monday, February 11, 2013

30 Day Song Challenge - The Sequel: Day 17

Day 17 - your favourite holiday song

This one, on the other hand, is easy. What else for a holiday but a suitcase? And what goes into the suitcase?

Dorothée (real name Frédérique Hoschedé) is a French singer best known for her songs and TV shows for children. There are many, many Valise songs (a different one on every one of her records, all in different styles). The contents of the suitcase rotate somewhat between songs, but the chaussettes rouges et jaunes à p'tits pois are an idée very much fixe. Here's my favourite :


At 12 February, 2013 20:03, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

You've posted about her before - I can see her singing for kids, nice upbeat.

At 12 February, 2013 22:40, Blogger Rob said...

We were introduced to her records by friends who used to spend a lot of time in France. Our own kids liked her stuff, even though neither of them spoke much French (our son did it in school, but our daughter did German). She is, as you observe, irresistibly upbeat. I don't think the sixties pop sound ever really went out of fashion in France the way it did here: I think a children's entertainer trying to emulate her in Britain would fall flat.


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