Belle Epoque - Black Is Black
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There are several artists called Belle Epoque
1) Belle Epoque was a French screamo band. They did a final France tour by september 2006 and played their last show in Strasbourg, France, on the 11th September 2006. Belle Epoque disbanded on september 11th 2006 but are scheduled to release a 7” vinyl disc, with songs they have recorded but had not released.
2)Belle Epoque (also referenced in some sources as La Belle Epoque) was the name of a female vocal trio, based in Paris, France. The group first rose to popularity during the mid to late 1970s with a disco remake of the song, “Black Is Black”, originally a hit in 1966 for the Spanish group Los Bravos.
Belle Epoque consisted of lead singer Evelyne Lenton and two back-up singers.
Originally, the back-up singers were Jusy Fortes (also known as Judy Lisboa), originating from Cape Verde, and Marcia Briscoe (also known as Marcia Briscue), hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. However, over time, as Lenton notes, “The girls kept changing with the circumstances.”
The trio scored a major European hit in 1977 with their discofied remake of “Black Is Black”, sometimes also known as “Disco Sound/Black Is Black”. The Belle Epoque version was a top ten hit in many European countries, including number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.
In the U.S., Belle Epoque are better known for another song, “Miss Broadway”, which charted at number 26 on the U.S. R&B chart and at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. “Miss Broadway” and “Black Is Black” both rose to number 21 on Billboard’s “National Disco Action Top 40” chart in summer 1977.
Other hits in continental Europe followed into the late 1970s. Lenton began recording solo again in 1983, although she has worked with contemporary music producers to craft remixes of “Black Is Black” and “Miss Broadway.”
3) Belle Epoque is a post-hardcore band based out of Fort Worth, TX. Formed in Fall of 2007, the foursome Kyle Istook, Casey Brajevich(broadway), Aaron Anthony(broadway) and David Conley(Black wolf, Broadway) released their first EP titled “Our Bodies” in June 2008, and their most recent “Wicked Ones and Thieves” EP in March 2009. Gaining much acclaim on Myspace.Com they have toured all over the US, been featured on websites such as Purevolume.com, Absolutepunk.net and Somethingpunk.com, and are about to embark on several US tours in the upcoming months with staple bands from the genre (Oh, Sleeper, The Chariot, Gwen Stacy) and will be featured mainstage at Cornerstone 2009 on the HM stage.
4) Belle Epoque (벨 에포크) is a korean band led by Misty Blue’s bassist Choi Kyung Hoon under the Pastel Music label. Their first two songs, May and December, were released on a Pastel compilation album in 2006. They gained some widespread exposure through their song May, which appeared on the popular Coffee Prince original soundtrack. Currently, they have one album titled Sundays (2008), consisting mostly of mellow pop-rock tracks with whispery, feminine vocals.
5) Band from Toronto.
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