22.4.08

LP#14 KOKO : Le Nabout Twist - 45rpm (1961)

Another pseudo exotic found from the flea market, the very first 45rpm record from one of the most popular french singer! regretted Claude Francois under the alias of KôKô (koko), the record was a flop when it came out in 1961. So what ?!! Nobody enjoyed the oriental twist in the 60s, le nabout as he called it, now listen to Ali Baba Twist (originally written by Bob Azzam another great oriental rocker from Egypt who also wrote Mustafa (this song is availabe on this bl:og sing by Les Stereo's here) and discover Le Nabout si vous aimez twister!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice find. Thank you very much

But he is not from Belgium. As far as I know, he was born in Egypt to a french father and an Italian mother. Later they emigrated to France.

PhantomOfTheRadio said...

Of course you're right. I confused! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? He was the BIGGEST Star in France between 1962 (Nabout is early 1962) and 1978 (year of death by electrocution) Search for "Claude François" and you ll understand. Nabout is a joke ep.