Thursday, February 09, 2006


Nancy Holloway "Hello Dolly" Concert Hall, 1969

Because it contains her incredible cover of the Soul classic "Hurt so bad", this record is on the "want list" of quite a lot of people, but the fact is that few ever heard it entirely.
Born in the U.S.A. Nancy Holloway became famous in France in the mid sixties with her cover of the Bacharach classic "Don't make me over" renamed "T'en va pas comme ça" for the french market, she then began to perform on stage in France and abroad. she surely met Daniel Janin at the legendary "Olympia" of Paris, he was in charge of the orchestra there from 1961 to 1964.
In 1969 (or early1970, the exact date of recording remains unknown), both of them went to the german town of Cologne to record what you're about to hear.
One look at Nancy's discography tells us that this "Hello Dolly" LP is something special. It marks the end of her "Ye Ye" period.
I can't help but think of an other LP when i listen to it, Shirley Bassey's "Something", the album Johnny Harris produced and arranged. I think Daniel Janin succeeded where Johnny Harris failed. While the later push the strings section up in the mix, Daniel Janin put the Bass in front and this Bass has one of the most beautiful sound i've ever heard. Big, fat and groovy...

For more info and sound about Daniel Janin and Nancy Holloway, i greatly recommend the "Mélodie en Soul sol" compilation that the label Kif released in 2002.

...See you soon !

The zip file contains high resolution cover scans and tracks encoded at 192 kbps.

hello dolly

11 Comments:

Blogger number06 said...

merci whoops pour ce choix, une fois de plus de qualité, la compile "melodie en soul sol" est effectivement vivement conseillée...

A+

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

merci whoops pour ce disque !
J'avais déjà évoqué la suite des aventures de Janin et Holloway ici :

Daniel Janin et Son Orchestre - Dinah-Mantha-s-Power

Mélodie en Soul-Sol , evidemment indispensable ...

Number 06 merci pour ton commentaire sur mon blog ... on se parle en français alors ;-) !

Bonne continuation à vous deux !

Tib'O

12:45 AM  
Blogger whoops said...

Merci à tous les deux pour ces encouragements. Décidemment, il n'y a que les français qui sont d'humeur épistolaire ces temps ci. Je vais peut être faire comme vous deux et démarrer un blog dans notre chère langue maternelle....c'est une idée à creuser.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

many thanks for the Nancy Holloway recording whoops!

My elder brother had this album which I haven't heard for years and hearing it again has brought back many wonderful memories.

I look forward to your next instalments!

merci!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello / bonjour,

Anything by Janin is amazing - thank you so much for sharing the wealth of this one! - Managed to pick up a 45 a few years ago of 'Saramina' (oh my what a tune! - strongly recommended)

ce qui concern un blog dans votre langue maternelle, pourqui pas, mais surtout SVP ne n'arrete pas de nous lancer des morceau aussi bon! - english or french this blog is fast turning out to be a precious new treasure!

thank-you and merci...

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please please repost this if you can, many thanks in advance......

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you

3:50 PM  
Blogger jansi said...

could you please repost this? thanks.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

I love this!!! Her versions of "Hurts So Bad" and "Light My Fire" are epic. Thanks for sharing.

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you pretty-please repost this? thank you very much in advance :)

1:04 AM  
Anonymous xlpharmacy said...

The cover matches 70s and 80s with they walking like they are high in the middle of the street.

8:31 PM  

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