Paris – Day ten – Noel fini + Last Django In Paris

30 12 2013

SonoramaKeeping with yesterdays flexi theme, here’s another audio bauble, both plastic and Christmasie – the Nov-Dec 1961 issue of  Sonorama (No. 35, includes text and 5 white, two-sided flexi-discs, 33-1/3rpm, France, 1960. Hole for playback drilled though entire package).

Aside from the format, graphics and ads (ie; everything) of interest here is the cut and dance instructions courtesy of Régine.  This Polish-born hostess with the mostest reigned over Paris nightlife from the 50s into the 60s, said to have coined the term ‘discothèque’ and first to introduce dual turntables into clubs.  More research need here, but a very nice fleamarket find for a buck.

Here’s the tracklist posted on the incredibly useful Discogs site.

A Unknown Artist Informations Politiques
B Unknown Artist Hommage A Marguerite Monnot
C Charles Aznavour Chante Un Noël Inédit
D Choeur De Saint-Eustache Noël
E Sviatoslav Richter Concerto N°1 De Tchaikovsky
F Georges Brassens Interview, Et Chante
G Unknown Artist Sono-Gags
H Régine Apprend A Danser Le Twist
I Henri Tisot L’Imitateur De L’Elysée
J Jacques Martin Présente La Revue De Fin D’Année

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Our last night here we went to hear some jazz Manouche, or ‘Gypsy’ jazz a la Django Reinhardt @ L’atelier Charonne – a lovely evening with a jam session featuring a stream of talented, pencil-thin mustachioed guitarists.

I now bid adieu to Noel, and Paris, and welcome la fête de Saint-Sylvestre (New Year’s Eve in France, the feast day of a 4c Pope) and prep for a just-off-the-plane Le Jour de l’An l’Amerique.

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