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I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. During the daytime I am advisor to the President of Shenkar College. In the evening I write children's books, satire, and "how to" manuals ("Mel's ten tips). I'm co-founder of Ourboox and married to Ourboox CEO Shuli Sapir-Nevo.
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Popular Music of the Twentieth Century – Other Voices

by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג

Chansons. French songs, heavy on lyrics and melody, expressive and soulful. Check out the best of Charles Aznavour. 


Or check out the playlist of Edith Piaf.


And how about the Belgian singer songwriter Jacque Brel?


The revealing second verse is ‘toned down’ in the Hebrew version.

Moi, je sais tous tes sortilèges
Tu sais tous mes envoûtements
Tu m’as gardé de piège en piège
Je t’ai perdue de temps en temps
Bien sûr tu pris quelques amants
Il fallait bien passer le temps
Il faut bien que le corps exulte
Mais finalement, finalement
Il nous fallut bien du talent
Pour être vieux sans être adultes






Charles Aznavour


And Yves Montand.



The Eurovision started in 1956. It launched the careers of Celine Dion and ABBA. How many of the winning songs do you remember? Here is a nice one by Vicky Leandros.



Eurovision was patterned on the Sanremo Music Festival, which began in 1951. My favorite?

Nel blu dipinto di blu[39][40]
(Domenico Modugno, Franco Migliacci)

which was the 1958 winner, better known as “Volare”.



And is there anything like Brazil?




And of course, Jobim


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