Not much information about Claude Puterflam other than the fact that he is a French singer-producer who will go down mainly in the musical history of the 1980s for the big-caliber single "La petite" released in 1982.
In parallel with his singing career, he is also recognized as a producer for having on the one hand created the Flamophone label, a renowned label which will notably produce Jean Schultheis and Philippe Cataldo.
But also to be the creator of Studio Gang, studio which will see artists such as Michel Berger and other Jean-Jacques Goldman, just that !
As such alone, we had to devote this article to him.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Quand on n’a trouvé personne à aimer 1967
Détachez moi les bras 1969
Le malheureux 1972
Libérez les femmes 1973
Amour d’été, chagrin d’automne 1974
Je n’t’aime plus 1978
Tant pis pour toi si tu m’aimes 1979
Qu’est-ce qu’elle dit ? J’comprends pas tout 1980
La petite 1982
1967 ... the very beginnings. A style that goes well for the time, just like the sound. Rather a good omen for the rest of the events, obviously ...
1968 ... the beginning of his career mainly focused on the Intimist but the Intimist with certain quality. We take, we take ...
1969 ... in the same vein. We will therefore have to wait for the passage to the following decade to see him possibly change its register ...
1972 ... it will not be for the beginning of the 1970s, it is clear. The singer is struggling to get out of his comfort zone, it's clear ...
1972 ... and yet history will prove him right since he will achieve the biggest success of his career with this classy Ultimate Slow. HU-GE !
1973 ... a delirious title which finally sees him exploring paths he had not yet taken. We really wondered if it was still possible. Yes Yes...
1973 ... the runaway tempo was very short-lived. Here he is back to his basics. All on a title that is at the very least prophetic when we look at the context of the time ...
1974 ... the Intimist adventure continues unabated. He remains braced on this register in particular and necessarily marginalizes himself de facto compared to a more eclectic competition in its choice of titles ...
1974 ... the titles follow and resemble each other. We will not do him again as they say so we must expect to continue like this for a while ...
1978 ... there will have been no miracle during this decade of 70. Oh yes, with this title half Intimist, half Dance. Finally he dares to move the lines, it was time ...
1979 ... this is what we expected from him for a long time, a little rhythm ! Well, at the time of all-out Disco, we are still light years away from the Bee Gees ...
1980 ... hunt the natural, it comes back at a gallop. There is nothing to do, he systematically returns to his basics as soon as he can. And on the other hand, given what he offers us, we are largely satisfied with it !
1982 ... and the miracle takes place ! Admittedly late, but better late than never. He gives us here a real Dance title and which, moreover, fits perfectly with the latest musical trends. What better way to end the adventure in style !
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