We start today with Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and the superb Pretty Words, from his fifth album (their fourth with him), the uniformly excellent Trust (F-Beat 1981). Next week I'll post a couple from this extraordinary artist.
Jim Lauderdale is an American country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter who has released 31 studio albums since 1986. This is the excellent As A Sign, which reminds me of Dillard & Clark, from his album When Carolina Comes Home Again (Yep Roc Records 2020). Buy here.
Next up, The Matchmakers, and their second single Thank You Baby for Coming (Gracias) (Germany: Vogue Schallplatten 7" 1970), only released in Germany, Spain, and Benelux. Hope you like it.
Here's a rarity from British 60s pop group The Tremeloes after they split from lead singer Brian Poole. This is the gorgeous Till The Sun Goes Down, which would have featured on the May Morning soundtrack album of 1970, but the L|P was nixed. Eventually released on Castle Music in 2000.
As promised last week, we conclude our yé-yé look with a double-bill from France's premier pop princess Francoise Hardy. First, the title track to the four-track E.P. Comment Te Dire Adieu (Vogue 7" 1968), then we bid adieu with Il Voyage, from the four-track E.P. Des Bottes Rouges De Russie (Vogue 7" 1969). Jouir! Until next week ...