November 28, 2004

SJP


Artist: Toulouse




Mary Lou Gauthier (vocals; 1976)
Heather Gauthier (vocals)
Judi Richards (vocals)
Lorri Zimmerman (vocals; replaced Mary Lou Gauthier)
Liette Lomez (vocals; 1979-1986)

Montreal's Toulouse were a trio of studio backing vocalists who decided to team up as a group in 1975.

Following the release of their self-titled debut in 1976, Mary Lou Gauthier was replaced by Zimmerman

Their first single, the French hit "It Always Happens This Way (C'est toujours à recommencer)", only contained two lines in English but managed to chart outside of Quebec. In April 1977 it reached #39 on RPM Top Singles Chart and #29 on the CHUM Chart.

They were the first bilingual disco who comfortably sang in English and French. With the cross-over potential of the debut, the act re-released the LP in 1977 with all the vocals re-recorded in English for the American market.

This move proved successful as the act had subsequent hits in the US including "A.P.B" which also managed to chart on the Canadian east - reaching No.1 on several radio stations.

Lomez was added in 1979 when the group signed with CBS Records. Their next, and final, album was 'Trois Dimensions' in 1981.


Singles
1977 It Always Happens This Way (C'est toujours à recommencer)/On A Rien A Perdre (Magique/Umbrella) MAG-10
1977 A.P.B./Tonight I Feel Like Dancin' (Magique/Parapluie) MAG-11
1977 What Would My Mama Say/Tonite I Feel Like Dancin' (Magique) MAG-12
1977 What Would My Mama Say/Tonite I Feel Like Dancin' [12"] (Magique) DS-45102
1978 Lindbergh II/Lindbergh II (Instrumental) (Magique) M-3803
1978 365 Jours D'amour/Ca Peut Arriver (Magique) M-3806
1978 Prends-moi Je Veux T'aimer/Trop Tard (Magique) M-3811
1978 Don't Play With My Heart/Catch The First Thing Smoking (Magique) M-3813
1978 Comme La Lumiere/Tetes En Amour (Magique) M-3814
1979 Funkystation/Je Suis Libre (Magique) M-3815
1979 Je N'ai Jamais Pense/Sans Toi (Magique) MX-3817
1979 Hotesse De L'air/Tout Bas Tout Doux (CBS) C5-4236
1980 Rock My Love/Boogieman (CBS) C5-4242
1980 11 A.M. 'n Rainin'/Dancin' Shoes (CBS) C5-4251
1981 Tendre Doux/Trois Dimensions (CBS) C5-4278


as TOULOUSE with ROBERT CHARLEBOUS
1981 Que c'est, que c'est ?/Au bout de mes rêves (CBS) C5-4287

Albums
1976 Toulouse (Magique) M-7601
1977 Export (Magique) M-7603
1978 Taxi pour une nuit blanche (Magique) M-7605
1980 Dangerous Ladies (CBS) PFC-80036
1981 Trois dimensions (CBS) PFC-80053
1993 Best of Toulouse (Unidisc) AGEK-2018

as TOULOUSE & BOULE NOIRE
1977 Potion Magique (Magique) M-7604

Video


Compilation Tracks
1977 "A.P.B." on 'Music Magic' (K-Tel) T-246
1977 "What Would My Mama Say" on 'The Hot Ones' (K-Tel) TC-247





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