Tuesday, September 21, 2010

La Mom's Musique

What's a boy to do when he's got the voice of Marvin Gaye trapped in a Frenchman's body?

If you're Ben L'Oncle Soul, you get your Motown groove on – with French lyrics, bien sûr.

Here's his big summer hit, Soul Man:



So does Ben have what it takes to make it as a Soul Man? Or should Frenchies stick to the accordion à la Edith Piaf? La Mom wants to know!

P.S. The funkiest cover ever – check out Ben L'Oncle Soul's remake of the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army on YouTube!

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7 comments:

Sweet Freak said...

Well, he's no "Twin Twin" but I do love me some Marvin Gaye!

Paris Paul said...

He definitely has what it takes. Well, at least his singing is better than his name!

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

@Paris Paul,

Yeah, his name is goofy, but apparently he got sued by our good friends at Uncle Ben's (of rice fame) because that's the name he was originally going by.

I guess it was better to change his name to something French than duking it out with the Rice King in the international courts. But it definitely loses something in translation.

ParisBreakfasts said...

LOVE Fr Hip-Hop
But then I'm not discriminating
Love all hip hop, rap you name it.
I loved the Fr tranny song...
And last summer's German guy singing about the Laduree macaron boredom...S'me'erve etc..

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

@ParisBreakfasts

Hey Carole, oh yeah, ça m'enerve. I'm posting that next. Small world -- they guy who wrote that song bough my friend's uncle's house where we've had several BBQs. I feel close to a one-hit wonder.

La Mom

Anonymous said...

Loved it. and your blog.

Patricia said...

Thanks for the introduction to this great music!

 

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