Tavares ‎– C'est La Vie

JDC Records ‎– JDC/DOM-002, Domain Record Company ‎– JDC/DOM-002
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 C'est La Vie (Dance Version)
Written-By – D. Pain*, M. Holding*, R. Nevil*
A2 C'est La Vie (Radio Version)
Written-By – D. Pain*, M. Holding*, R. Nevil*
B1 Good 'N' Plenty
Written-By – J. Gilutin*, R. Neigher*
B2 On My Mind Tonight
Written-By – J. George*

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Tavares '87! The Dance Version of "Robbie Nevil's" "C'est La Vie"

Distributed by JDC Records Inc. (In the port of Los Angeles) 567 W. 5th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 USA 213-519-7393 Telex Via ITT 4996506 JDCInc.

A Side: Published by AFG Music and MCA Music.
B1 Published by Rockomatic Music BMI, Vogue Music BMI & Cord Music BMI
B2 Published by Sepe Music Co. (ASCAP), Auspitz Music (ASCAP) & Luckybreak Music (ASCAP)

A Side: 114 BPM
B1: 136 BPM
B2: 108 BPM

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September 27, 2008
edited over 7 years ago

I found this record in a secondhand recordstore in Amsterdam. Mmmhh, Tavares, from the year 1987. That's late! House was already concurring the world and the funk/soul artists from the late 70's and early 80's were strugling to get noticed.
"C'est La Vie", I know this song. That's Robbie Nevil. Would this be a cover? I looked at the sleeve. There was the old pricesticker. In Holland, a famous one. From the import recordstore "Kareltje" in Utrecht. The price was 17.90 in Guilders. That meant it was an import record from the USA. Mmmhh, I better buy this record. Playing this song for the first time was a very nice experience. A heavy bass guitar-intro supported by drums. A nice built-up with other instruments. An english girl speaking french in the intro and in the break. I love it! Also vocoder voices used as background, probably the influence of producer Gene Page. The music sounds a bit electronic, but is still very funky. The main vocals are very soulful. There's a great break in this record. And yes, it is a cover of Robbie Nevil's "C'est La Vie. How well done! This record deserves to get noticed. Buy it, spin it and dance to it. Success guaranteed!