I Say Yeh-Yeh – Frances Ruffelle (2015)

Frances Ruffelle – I Say Yeh-Yeh CD Cover

Following their appearance together in the musical Songs From a Hotel Bedroom, 1993 UK Eurovision representative and original Eponine in Les Miserables, Frances Ruffelle invited Romano Viazzani to appear in several of her cabaret shows.  This was followed by Ms.Ruffelle’s wonderful album I Say Yeh Yeh in which Romano Viazzani plays his late father’s Maga Ercole musette accordion of the 1950s for that authentic French flavour, a French flavour which much of the album has.

1 L’Un Vers L’Autre
2 Paris Summer
3 La Foule
4 Bang Bang
5 A Quoi Ca Sert? (Take The Mercedes Benz)
6 Yeh,Yeh/Ca Pourrait Changer
7 Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
8 Paris Is A Lonely Town/Lonely Night In Paris
9 Hymne A L’Amour
10 Le Brasier
11 On My Own
Frances Ruffelle (vocals)
Rowan John (vocals on track 2)
Gwyneth herbert (vocals on track 6, backing vocals, french horn, ukelele, additional voice, hand percussion
Ned Cartwright (keyboards)
Dado Pasqualini (drums, percussion, pots and pans)
Romano Viazzani 9accordion)
Matt Backer (additional guitar on track 7)
Coral (additonal vocals on track 4)

All tracks produced by Gwyneth Herbert