Saturday, January 30, 2010

ROCK Sex: Jacqueline Taieb, French Garage Grrrl!

ROCK Sex tells you what time it is.


Yesterday I mentioned Jacqueline Taieb, so let's get more hip to that trip.

Jacqueline Taieb was born in Tunisia but raised in France. As a very young teen in the mid-'60s, she recorded singles during the ultra-cool YeYe scene. Her biggest hit was "7 Hueres du Matin" which she also recorded in English as "7:00 AM". Garage Rock fans enjoy her because of the edgy use of guitar on this song and her hip cultural references to Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and The Who.

Here's a Video tribute I made homaging her, as well as Mod clothing designer Mary Quant and the Swinging London era.

JACQUELINE TAIEB -"7:00 AM" (1966)

And here is the alternate version in French.

Here's another cool groover.

JACQUELINE TAIEB -"On Roule à 160" (1966)

Later, MAREVA GALANTER gave her own tribute with this great cover:

MAREVA GALANTER -"7 Hueres du Matin" (2006)

40 years later, Jacqueline returned to record a cool sequel called "7h du Soir", with a Dutch Garage band backing her.


© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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