Right in the middle of this revolutionary intersection of punk, disco, rap and soul were the Scroggins sisters, who formed the seminal mini-funk outfit ESG. Recorded live and raw in a small studio located above Radio City Music Hall, the band's debut album, Come Away With ESG is a lasting document of their unique brand of minimal funk that would influence subsequent post-punk, hip-hop, and dance music acts.
The daughter of Robert Gall, songwriter for legends like Édith Piaf and Charles Aznavour, and herself a pioneer of the '60 yé-yé scene, France had her first hit single in 1963 at the age of 15. This full-length debut arrived in 1965, the same year she performed the Eurovision Song Contest winner. That song was written by none other than Serge Gainsbourg, who is represented here by the euphemistic title track. Oh là là.