'Foreign language' records have been popular since the very birth of recorded sound, while many have also gone on to become unexpected international hits.
This eclectic, off-the-wall 28-track compilation presents twenty-eight international hit records, sung variously in French, German, Italian and Spanish, most of which made the US and/or UK charts.
The sides by Edith Piaf, Lolita, Petula Clark, Jacques Brel, Les Compagnons De La Chanson, Ivo Robić and Charles Trenet are the original versions of songs which would go on to become English language hits, when covered by Brits or Americans.
Conversely, it also includes UK and US artists like Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Helen Shapiro, Gene Pitney, The Springfields and Jay & The Americans, singing Italian or German language versions of their own hits.
This is a genuinely 'different' compilation, and it almost goes without saying that a great many of these sides are as rare as hens' teeth!
1. ÉDITH PIAF - NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN (No Regrets)
2. LOLITA - SEEMANN (Sailor)
3. DEAN MARTIN - LUNA MEZZO MARE (Moon Amid The Sea)
4. PETULA CLARK - CHARIOT (I Will Follow Him)
5. CATERINA VALENTE - ANDALUCIA (The Breeze And I)
6. DOMENICO MODUGNO - NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU (Volare)
7. NANA MOUSKOURI - WEISSE ROSEN AUS ATHENS (White Rose Of Athens)
8. JANE MORGAN - LE JOUR OU LA PLUIE VIENDRA (The Day The Rains Came)
9. JACQUES BREL - NE ME QUITTE PAS (If You Go Away)
10. JOHNNY CASH - WO IST ZUHAUSE, MAMA (Five Feet High And Rising)
11. MARLENE DIETRICH - SAG' MIR, WO DIE BLUMEN SIND (Where Have All The Flowers Gone)
12. JAY & THE AMERICANS - SHE CRIED (Italian Version)
13. WILL GLAHÉ - LIECHTENSTEINER POLKA
14. RENATO CAROSONE - TORERO (Bullfighter)
15. CONNIE FRANCIS - DIE LIEBE IST EIN SELTSAMES SPIEL (Everybody's Somebody's Fool)
16. LAURIE LONDON - ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE HONOLULU STRAND BIKINI
17. GENE PITNEY - BLEIBE BEI MIR (Town Without Pity)
18. EARTHA KITT - C'EST SI BON (It's So Good)
19. LE COMPAGNONS DE LA CHANSON - LES TROIS CLOCHES (The Three Bells)
20. EMILIO PERICOLI - AL DI LA (Beyond)
21. BRENDA LEE - GEH AM GLÜCK NICHT VORBEI (Fool Number One)
22. THE SPRINGFIELDS - ALLES GOLD UND ALLES SILBER (Silver Threads And Golden Needles)
23. FRANÇOISE HARDY - TOUS LES GARÇONS ET LES FILLES (All The Boys And Girls)
24. TONY SHERIDAN - ICH LIEB' DICH SO (Ecstasy)
25. MARINO MARINI - COME PRIMA (As Before)
26. IVO ROBIĆ - MORGEN (Tomorrow)
27. CHARLES TRENET - LA MER (The Sea)
28. MARIO LANZA - ARRIVEDERCI ROMA (Goodbye, Rome)
|Release Date||November 9th 2018|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988264821|
Various Artists - Continental Capers
- Product Code: JASMCD 2648
- Availability: In Stock