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    Default Chanson française

    People, anyone here likes la chanson française? Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour, etc?

    How come most of it seems to be forgotten nowadays?

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    Brel is one of my all time greats. His music was so influential
    Bowie, the Walker Brothers and Alex Harvey to name a few who covered his music
    I'm also a lover of Melanie Pain
    Here's a taste of her work
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    This was one of my mother's favorite songs. It brings back memories. The french version is better than than the english one and apparently is well liked (over 15 million views).


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    Brel is Wonderful!
    If you like chanson française you Must listen to Léo Ferré!! His albums 'Chante les poètes' are great!

    Just a curiosity - Charles Trenet advised Ferré not to sing but to compose to other artists... finally Piaf told him: you must sing!...And so he did...beautifully!!

    Ferré:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Ko...&frags=pl%2Cwn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCG4...&frags=pl%2Cwn


    Brel:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aLW...&frags=pl%2Cwn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZh2...&frags=pl%2Cwn
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    And the great late Charles Aznavour naturally.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0KWyWwVp0E
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1lqm5g4RsA

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Nuj6dhte8

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ifJapuqYiU

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v77VIxElwM
    Last edited by Frank Freaking Sinatra; Dec-09-2018 at 16:50.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxOl1EraXA
    Last edited by Frank Freaking Sinatra; Dec-09-2018 at 16:58.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln31raI2ezY

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    This thread proves without a doubt that French pop is pretty lame.

    Here's a good French band. They're from Quebec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Freaking Sinatra View Post


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxOl1EraXA
    That one makes me want to go and make the sang impur abreuve mes sillons. Well, maybe not. But she sure can roll her Rs.
    Last edited by Manxfeeder; Dec-10-2018 at 01:09.

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