Wilde World: Delphine Desyeux

Kim Wilde’s first records were written and produced by her father and brother, Marty and Ricky. The three of them have had a great influence on the music world, as this regular series ‘Wilde World’ shows.

French actress Delphine Desyeux was born on July 11, 1953. In 1966, she became the heroine of the French TV series ‘L’Âge Heureux’ and a year later she starred in the movie ‘Les Risques du métier’ with Jacques Brel and Emmanuelle Riva. In the same year, she started recording songs. Between 1967 and 1970 she released five different singles, of which the 1969 single ‘Je suis la tigresse’ is the most interesting for Wilde fans. It is a French version of the Marty Wilde / Ronnie Scott composition, in a translation by G. Wiznitzer.

It is of course a version of the song originally recorded by Lulu and later by Olivia Pascal. The track recently reappeared on an EP released on the occasion of Record Store Day in 2013. ‘Swinging Mademoiselles’ featured four tracks from the past, with Delphine Desyeux’s song as track number 1.

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