World music classics #29

Sleeve of the seven inch of Max Berlin’s “Elle et moi (1978)

Elle et moi” is a musical composition by Max Berlin, first published in 1978 on the Belgian recording label USA Import.

This is the type of track which has survived in popular consciousness through nightclub play rather than radio play. I can’t remember hearing “Elle et Moi” on any commercial radio station.

Skilled and knowledgeable DJs usually play “Elle et moi” after or before Gainsbourg’s 1968 Requiem pour un con (YouTube), from the soundtrack to the film Le Pacha.