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Ay Pépino !

David Christie, whose real name is Jacques Pépino, is a French singer who will stay mainly in the musical history of the 80s for one title. But not the least !

The huge "Saddle up" which came out in 1982 and which would be one of the biggest hits of the summer of that year.

He will have written other titles under fanciful nicknames like "James Bolden" or "Napoleon Jones" and his discography being quite extensive, it would have been a shame not to devote an article in its own right.

Unfortunately for him the adventure came to an end in 1997, when he ended his life following the accidental death of his daughter Julia, daughter of his affair with singer Nina Morato.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Julie 1968

  • Au pays qui est plus loin que loin 1969

  • Notre premier enfant 1973

  • Lazy love 1974

  • Falling in love in summertime 1976

  • Don’t stop me (I like it) 1977

  • Love is the most important thing 1977

  • Strutt your funky stuff 1978

  • Backfire 1978

  • Heartbeat 1981

  • Saddle up 1982

  • Our time has come 1982

  • Rally down to Sally’s 1983

  • Stress 1983

  • Cindy Lou 1985

  • Chain of love 1985

  • Des vacances à Capbreton 1987

  • Living it up 1988


Clips :

1968 ... the first steps. A very Sixtie's track which works particularly well and which gives him its first hit

1973 ... the last title in French. A very high caliber Ultimate Slow before a flood of Dance titles ...

1974 ... a title published under the nickname of Napoleon Jones ! Had to invent this one ! Anyway, another title of certain quality

1976 ... very much in tune with the times ! A second part of the English language career of the fire of God !

1977 ... a 100 % Disco sequel. Well, this is not the Masterpiece of the year but we will largely be satisfied with it

1977 ... a BIG year 1977 with a plethora of Dance titles and a more than obvious overall quality. The rise in power is linear and will inevitably produce something very big in the years to come ...

1978 ... yet another title that spins at 200 km/h ! A decade that ends in style with this title once again 100 % Dance

1978 ... a title that will not really have the same level of success as its predecessor. Be careful not to rest too much on your laurels ...

1981 ... new decade and above all new possibilities. The 1970s saw him hatch and grow, but it was the 1980s that will consecrate him !

1982 ... and it is THIS title which will consecrate him ! Here he is simply signing one of the HUGE transgalactic hits of this blessed decade, a title that will literally ignite all the Dancefloor on the planet and which will forever remain his Masterpiece. MAS-TER-FUL !

1982 ... a sequel of certain quality. Who can not compete of course with the previous gem but still holds the road

1983 ... songs that are always rhythmic, playful, light and airy. Unfortunately this is no longer sufficient to ensure a minimum level of success in the Charts. Attention danger...

1983 ... he will have crossed the decade of the 60s, then the 70s, then the 80s, each time delivering high-class titles. Once again the proof with this particularly inspired title

1985 ... a much less favorable follow-up with a very average inspired title. It is clear that the best years are now behind ...

1987 ... every decade, he gives us an Ultimate Slow of which he has the secret. In the 1970s, it was "Our first child". For the 1980s, that will be it. And rare thing, he sang in French !

1988 ... it's time for the adventure to end. The level is really no longer sufficient to hope to stay in contact with the best. Anyway, the adventure was beautiful and this is the main thing !


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