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Jigsaw - Mademoiselle Ninette (1972)

(Herbert Hildebrandt-Winhauer)
Australia Australia
#16 Sydney #12 Melbourne

Melbourne country-pop band Jigsaw was formed in 1968 with foundation members who had been in The Tamlas, The Fabulous Blue Jays and The Phantoms.

Jigsaw also worked with Johnny Chester and were heard on many of his hits in the 1970s.

Not to be confused with: British band Jigsaw (Sky High, 1975) whose releases in Australia were issued under the name British Jigsaw to avoid confusion.

See also Yellow River (1970), Shame And Scandal (In The Family) (1972) and How Do You Do (1972).

On Bobby & Laurie With Other Fabulous
Australian Performers of the Seventies

Reference: Ian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of Australian Rock & Pop.

The Soulful Dynamics - Mademoiselle Ninette (1970)

(Herbert Hildebrandt-Winhauer)
Germany Germany
Original version
#1 Germany #1 Switzerland #1 Austria

Single on Philips, also released in USA on Buddah. Written and produced by Herbert Hildebrandt-Winhauer, former bassist with German 60s beat group The Rattles.

The Soulful Dynamics were from Liberia: their motto was lustige Popsongs vom schwarzen Kontinent (goodtime pop songs from the Black Continent). They had removed to Hamburg shortly before this was recorded.

Mademoiselle Ninette is a much-recorded song. There are versions by Hajo, Henner, Michael Holm, Hep Stars, and that's just the Hs! Die Travellers, Polaris, Rondo Classico, Sam Gooris

References 1. GEMA repertoire search for Mademoiselle Ninette 2. Rattles chronology at nach-der-legenden.de (Google translation). 3. Rattles biography at GermanRock.de (Google translation) 4. Soulful Dynamics entry at de.Wikipedia (Google translation) 5. GEMM and eBay listings for Mademoiselle Ninette. 6. List of versions at Coverinfo.de.
7. SwissCharts.com (which seems to me to have the composer credit wrong).