By Jonathyne Briggs
Well known track, straight away person and communal, mounted and plastic, bargains an illuminating window into such differences in social buildings during the ways that musicians, musical shoppers, and important intermediaries re-imagined themselves as a part of novel cultural groups, no matter if neighborhood, nationwide, or supranational in nature.
Briggs argues that nationwide id used to be yet considered one of a panoply of identities in flux through the postwar interval in France, demonstrating that the advance of hybridized types of renowned tune supplied the French with a mode for expressing and figuring out that flux.
Drawing upon an array of published and aural resources, together with tune guides, sound recordings, list sleeves, biographies, and cultural feedback, Sounds French is an important new examine well known song in postwar France.
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Extra info for Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958-1980
In t roduc t ion: Sou nds U ncerta in [ 13 ] CH A P TER 1 Sounds Young Copains and Communities of Youth C oncert #2: On the night of June 22, 1963, Paris witnessed a manifestation of French youth in the form of a rock and roll concert featuring the brightest young stars of French pop music, including Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, Richard Anthony, and the Chaussettes Noires. The concert, organized by Europe 1 radio host Daniel Filipacchi, brought these young rockers out of Paris’s nightclubs and recording studios and onto its streets to perform on a makeshift stage afloat in a sea of youth.
2 The copains and their music, sometimes derisively referred to as “yé-yé” to stress the foreign influence of the music (the common “yeah, yeah” refrain in rock and roll), symbolized a new kind of community beyond a national one, one at once open to global influences and ideas and inclusive of different classes, races, and genders. Strongly associated with youth, the permeability of the copains allowed for the idea to become a more fluid concept of community built around the consumption of yé-yé.
It appears that the promise of community suggested in many of these genres in Sounds French came to fruition. In t roduc t ion: Sou nds U ncerta in [ 13 ] CH A P TER 1 Sounds Young Copains and Communities of Youth C oncert #2: On the night of June 22, 1963, Paris witnessed a manifestation of French youth in the form of a rock and roll concert featuring the brightest young stars of French pop music, including Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, Richard Anthony, and the Chaussettes Noires. The concert, organized by Europe 1 radio host Daniel Filipacchi, brought these young rockers out of Paris’s nightclubs and recording studios and onto its streets to perform on a makeshift stage afloat in a sea of youth.