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    DescriptionYe-Ye is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female singers that influenced France and many other countries, as says Susan Sontag, with its particular "camp" style throughout the 1960s. Ye-Ye pop had secondary explosions in the 1970s and 1990s in Japan and Europe through the likes of Lio (who provides this book's foreword), and in the United States through singers like April March, whose Ye-Ye number "Chick Habit" was heard in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof. Interest in Ye-Ye revived again recently during the fifth season of the mega-popular television series Mad Men, when Don Draper's young, sexy wife sang the Ye-Ye number "Zou Bisou Bisou," originally made famous in the 1960s by blonde actress Gillian Hills. The most famous Ye-Ye practitioners include the glamorous Sylvie Vartan (married to rock star Johnny Hallyday), French lolita France Gall, beautiful actresses Brigitte Bardot and Chantal Goya, and the statuesque Francoise Hardy. This collection by French pop music expert Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe includes many interviews with the original singers and producers, visual excerpts of record covers, both 45s and LPs, and remarkable excerpts from a children's fan diary of the period. Ye-Ye means "Yeah Yeah" and many music lovers are ready for an immersion in this beloved but little-known genre. ""This lavishly illustrated compendium is like a passport to another time and place...a window into an era in which one could switch on the TV & see Bridget Bardot singing about Harley Davidson motorcycles while wearing thigh-high boots and a black leather mini-skirt. This book may well be the Bible of Ye-Ye ." --Boyd Rice"


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    Title
    Ye-Ye Girls
    Subtitle
    Of '60s French Pop
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-emmanuel Deluxe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781936239719
    ISBN 10: 193623971X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPK
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    BISAC V2.8: MUS029000, BIO004000, PER008000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF, 3JJPK, 3JJPL
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 782.421640944
    DC23: 782.42164094409046
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AVLP
    LC classification: ML3489 .D454 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Feral House,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Feral House,U.S.
    Publication date
    09 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles
    Author Information
    Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe is a pop culture specialist, activist, writer and performer. He's written for several US, UK & Aussie magazines (Roctober, Shindig, Outre !) along with several publication from his homeland (Rock n Folk, Technikart, Standard & Playboy). He's written several books including, ''Cinepop'' (the ultimate & subjective pop film guide), ''La Confiserie Magique'' (on US & european sunshine & bubblegum pop) & ''JX Williams Les Dossiers Interdits." He runs the label Martyrs of Pop which featured April March who recorded with Bertrand Burgalat and Brian Wilson and was included in Tarantino's Deathproof soundtrack. Lio took her stage name from pages of Jean-Claude Forest's comic serie, Barbarella. Just a few years later Jean-Claude Forest himself told Lio she was the incarnation of all the dream womens he drew. Lio is a pop icon that has fans as diverse as Debbie Harry, Lux Interior, The Sparks and Phil Oakey. To this very day she still draw crowds of thousands wherever she performs.
    Review quote
    A glossy, gossipy history of Gallic female pop icons ... [Deluxe's book] is not just pleasing on the eye, though, and there is substance in both the text and the music it highlights. -- David Hutcheon, "Mojo Magazine" This is the book fans of France's ye-ye sound have been waiting for. The main course is a generous helping of all the singers we love. From the 'big four' to the second division of singers - with a generous dusting of foreign femmes, funny girls and folk mademoiselles for good measure - this book has them all. -- "Ready Steady Girls" Deluxe's volume is not a glorified pin-up book or fashion tome. If you really want to learn about the lives and music of ye-ye's leading and lesser-known lights, you won't find a more informative English-language account than this one. -- "The National" Even without hearing a note of the music celebrated in Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe's collection "Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop," it's impossible not to be seduced by the mesmerizing melodies of Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Zouzou and their sorority of chanteuses. -- "Chicago Tribune" Fact: Everybody's coffee table can use an extra dose of eye candy. Especially when it comes in the form of Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop, the new color-drenched tome that serves up style inspiration as well as an in-depth look into music history. -- "Nylon Magazine" The Internet has long been the hub for English-speaking '60s French-pop fans seeking out obscure facts about their favorite records, but finally the country's female-side of '60s pop has been given its very own English-language bible in print--Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe's Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop. -- "Cha Cha Charming" This lavishly illustrated compendium is like a passport to another time and place...a window into an era in which one could switch on the TV & see Bridget Bardot singing about Harley Davidson motorcycles while wearing thigh-high boots and a black leather mini-skirt. This book ma
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    Ye-ye is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female singers that influenced France, Quebec and other European countries with its "camp" style throughout the 1960s. This collection by pop music expert Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe includes many interviews with the original singers and producers, and hundreds of visual examples of record covers, magazines, and a teenaged fan's scrapbook from the period. This book includes the famous Ye-Ye practitioners Sylvie Vartan, France Gall, Francoise Hardy, Chantal Goya, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and dozens of others, including perverse Serge Gainsbourg. Ye-Ye had secondary explosions in the 1970s and 1990s in Japan and Europe through the likes of Lio (who provides this book's foreword), and in the United States through singers like April March, whose Ye-Ye number "Chick Habit" was heard in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof. Interest in Ye-Ye exploded again when Megan Draper sang the Ye-Ye number "Zou Bisou Bisou," originally made famous by Gillian Hills, in the 5th season of Mad Men. Be prepared to be immersed in this beloved but cruelly neglected pop music genre.