Sky wrote an addendum to this post:
Before Sacha Distel went to Planet Cheese, he was a highly versatile jazz guitar man. His teacher had been Henri Salvador who used to play with Django Reinhardt, Boris Vian, and Sacha’s uncle Ray Ventura. During the Fifties, Sacha became a household name in the Tabou in the Rue Dauphine and other clubs of the St. Germain de Près jazz scene, and from 1956-62 he was voted best guitarist in the polls of Jazz Hot magazine – seven years in a row!
Avec ces yeux-lá dates from May 1956, an accomplished bebop tune written by Michel Legrand and performed by a quintet featuring Distel, Billy Byers, Gene Di Novi, George Duvivier, and Charles Saudrais – a real all-star band for jazz aficionados. Marina, composed by Distel for the Roger Vadim segment of the 1961 omnibus movie Les sept péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins), sounds highly familiar – for good reasons. When Distel’s music publisher sold the tune to the US, it returned the following year under the title The Good Life – a huge hit for Tony Bennett, and recorded also by Bobby Darin, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and countless other showroom giants.
Sacha Distel - Avec ces yeux-lá
Sacha Distel - Marina
Ann-Margret - The Good Life