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The Sweet Beat Of Louise Cordet Complete UK Decca Recordings [CD]

Louise Cordet Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 Mar 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rpm
  • ASIN: B004LTB5P0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,997 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'm Just A Baby (A, 1962)
2. In A Matter Of Moments (B, 1962)
3. Faire Le Grand Voyage (French Ep, 1963)
4. Que M'a-T-Il Fait? (French Ep, 1963)
5. Sweet Enough (A, 1962)
6. Someone Else's Fool (B, 1962)
7. From Me To You (French Ep, 1963)
8. L'amour Tourne En Rond (French Ep, 1963)
9. She's Got You (Ep, 1963)
10. We Know Why (Ep, 1963)
11. Everytime (Ep, 1963)
12. Crazy Kind Of Love (Ep, 1963)
13. Around And Around (A, 1963)
14. Which Way The Wind Blows (B/Lp, 1963)
15. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying (A, 1964)
16. Loving Baby (B, 1964)
17. Pour Toi (French Ep, 1964)
18. J'aime Trop Johnny (French Ep, 1964)
19. It's So Hard To Be Good (Lp, 1964)
20. Laisse Le Soleil Secher Tes Larmes (French Ep, 1964)
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CD Description

She loves you, yé, yé, yé! Louise Cordet s pop career may
have been short and sweet but she did leave enough beat
behind her to win her place in the hearts of both brit and yé
yé girl devotees.
From French parentage and good Royal stock (Prince Philip
was her godfather), she quickly rose to 1962/1963 s pop
royalty with former Shadow Tony Meehan as her recording
manager producing her one and only hit, Jerry Lordan s
cute as they come I m Just A Baby .
She further boasted an address book that contained Paul
McCartney, who she regularly hully gullied with, and Gerry
Marsden, who wrote the Pacemakers subsequent hit, Don t
Let The Sun Catch You Crying , especially for her. A bit of a
Merseybeat pin up, Louise would tour with both The Beatles
and Gerry and the Pacemakers later that year.
The Sweet Beat of Louise Cordet collects together all of
Louise s recordings for the Uk Decca label including her last
single featuring two very different sides to Louise - Dionne
Warwick's dramatic Don t Make Me Over
paired with
possibly her best recording, a beat style workout of Mary
Wells lyrically adventurous Motown track Two Lovers
featuring Jimmy Page on guitar.
We are also able to include the French Decca EP recordings.
All tracks, aside the main hit, are reissued for the first time,
and all are mastered from the original Decca tapes.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent retrospective collection 9 April 2011
This is a very good c.d. collection of Louise Cordet's recordings. "I'm Just a Baby" was a moderate hit, but her other records such as "Sweet Enough", "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying", and "Don't Make Me Over" should have made it into the U.K. top twenty. So what went wrong? The early sixties was a time when "the girl next door" image in the pop music world came into vogue. The new girl singers were either from a working class or lower middle class background. Singers such as Sandy Shaw was from Dagenham, Helen Shapiro was from Hackney, Lulu from Lennoxtown, Glasgow and Cilla Black from Liverpool. These singers had just an hint of sexuality in their performances but in contrast Louise was overtly sexual with her breathy, slightly French accented approach to her singing. This approach is epitomized in her recording of John D. Loudermilk's "In A Matter of Moments". Louise wasn't "the girl next door" - she was the gorgeous French au pair next door! This did not help with record sales as female record buyers saw her as the competition rather than someone who was empathizing with their own angst. This c.d proves that Louise Cordet was a top class recording artist who deserved so much better than what she got.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia - Again 25 April 2011
By A. W. Wilson TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Why did I buy this? I came across it by chance and remembered that as a lad of 18 or 19 I had her single "I'm Just a Baby" followed by "Sweet Enough". Loved em both particularly cos they were produced so well (T ony Meehan/Jerry Lordan). Both singles long gone/nicked, whatever. My curiosity went into overload and I bought this best of collection. I can't be quite as enthusiastic as the previous reviewers, but I like this! The 2 singles clicked right into my memory mind, and the other songs are perfectly acceptable and some very good ("From me to You" Someone Else's Fool"). The proof of the pudding is how much you play a disc, and I am now on at least my 4th listen (i've had it 10 days). It's not earth shattering, and I can't help wondering why so much care and effort has gone into this CD for someone that a lot of people will never had heard of - anyway - take a chance if you don't know her, and if you do, but aren't sure - go for it - I don't think you will be disapointed.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Enough 29 Mar 2011
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I knew only the title track of this 24 track compilation, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that the other 23 tracks never dip below average (in fact most are good to very good). There's nothing ground breaking or truly outstanding on this cd but overall it's a good pleasent listen with no real filler. Songs are in both English and French, one track is missing - 'Dans L'Seizieme Je Suis Consideree' due to the master not being available nor could 'RPM' get the license for it. The best track here is 'I'm just a baby' (which surely deserved a higher placing on the chart than No.13) but there are close runners up, like 'Sweet enough', 'Don't make me over' and the original version of 'Don't let the sun catch you crying' The cd comes with a good booklet which has good liner notes, pics and a discography. Overall, well worth a listen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally it is here! 12 Jun 2011
The Sweet Beat Of Louise Cordet ~ Complete Uk Decca Recordings
Being a boy of only fourteen I simply fell in love with this sexy voice back then in 1962 and of course the title song of this CD. I had to listen to it again and again and wondered about this sensual voice which was so unlike other hit singers at the time. Maybe therefore that was the reason she never made any No. 1 UK hits - a shame. Later on I purchased the EP "The Sweet Beat of Louise Cordet" and thought that was it! Never knew she recorded 25 great songs and maybe they never were released in small Denmark. I like her French recordings even if my French is none existing, again her sensual and sexy voice bring back memories. No doubt in my mind Louise Cordet was back then a top class singer and is my best buy for a long time, a missing link in my collection has been filled out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like a bit of nostalgia 30 Jun 2013
By Peanuts
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I'm just a baby was written by the great, though hardly acknowledged, Jerry Lorden. He wrote Apache for the Shadows and Diamonds for Jet Harris and Tony Meehan and both reached number one in the charts. He also wrote for The Shadows, Wonderful Land and Atlantis plus Scarlett O'Hara for Jet and Tony. I'm just a baby (as is all Jerry's music) is catchy and performed admirably by Louise. I'm am sure that if Louise had been given other good material with which to perform she would have been right up there with the very best. In my eyes she is anyway and actually portrays what the early sixties were all about. If you've not seen Louise on You Tube performimg. "What way the wind blows." Check it out! Fabuous uninhibited stuff indeed....long live the early sixties.
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