Monday, 17 July 2017

Olivier Bloch-Lainé - Des Mots 1976

A lost French chansonnier album that recalls the beautiful Xavier Gernet I posted long ago, though lacking a song as decisively unforgettable as Mimmie, or alternatively Gerard Pisani's great Loup des Steppes, chanson combined with folk and a touch of jazz, a bit less folky acoustic than Le Chien des Dunes-- anyways, you get the idea.  The title track is without doubt the big hit here, and the professional skill is quite impressive altogether:

A good bio and review in French appears here.



  2. This is lovely. Reminiscent of Colin Blunstone, which is a good thing in my livre.

  3. Sounds like a French Bob Welch to me... Merci!