In 1993 Serge Prisset, a French singer of the seventies, but also an author, composer, producer and artistic director, decided to check with his friends singers Pierre Billon, Serge Fouchet, Patrick Topaloff, Pierre Charby, Gilles Dreu, Danyel Gérard, and Jean François Mickael.
But he also got in touch with singers whose songs he loved: Mungo Jerry (actually Ray Dorsay) and David Christie.
He wanted them to record their personal hit on the same CD, that’s how the 17 titles record “Top Stars 70” (unfortunately impossible to find anymore today) was realized; obviously David Christie sang “Saddle Up”.
In the meantime, Serge Prisset composed a single song “Il n ‘y a pas d’amour sans chanson” (There is no love without a song ), author Claude Carmone (real name Arlette Tabart).
He asked all the previous singers to sing it together. Every singer recorded his part independently of the others according to their availability. Serge Prisset not only ensured the artistic direction, but he also sang himself. Shortly after, the 2 titles CD was realized (Face B was the instrumental version of the song).
But it had hardly neither media impact nor sales. The group took part only in two TV shows: the first one in France, the other one in Belgium.
Vincent Perrot, a french presenter, asked them to sing Serge Prisset’s song in the programme “La Fièvre de l’Après midi” (The Afternoon Fever) in 1994.
I suggest you to check out the link of this French TV broadcast. Actually, it is the last TV appearance of David Christie.
With the courtesy of Serge Prisset (interview) and Serge Fouchet (picture).
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