Music: With a Song in My Heart

Heart which beats which beats heart which beats which beats . . . no one before Philippe-Gérard was able to capture this sun which comes and goes inside the human clock . . .

The wildly imagistic liner notes by Poet Louis Aragon celebrate one of the oddest pop hits ever recorded—a French disk titled Heartbeat, featuring Composer Marie Philippe-Gérard and his "cardiac rhythms." One side is devoted to cha cha cha, the other to a Gallic rock 'n' roll. In each case, the rhythm section includes a thumping human heart.

Composer Philippe-Gérard, who wrote the score for the hit movie Rififi, long...

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