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Popular Music of the Twentieth Century – Other Voices

I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. During the daytime I am advisor to the President of Shenkar College. Read More
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Let’s start out with something near home.

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My heart and eyes adored her and her folks don’t agree
every time i miss her i go and ask about her
her eyes reply
‎”go darling my folks don’t agree”

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And now to France. Chansons. French songs, heavy on lyrics and melody, expressive and soulful. Charles Aznavour was called the French Frank Sinatra. Check out the best of Charles Aznavour. 

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Tous Les Visages De L’amour

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La Boheme – Lyrics in English

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Or check out Edith Piaf.

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What? It’s not ours?

 

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And how about the Belgian born French singer songwriter Jacques Brel?

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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

 

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And French songs from the movies!

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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.

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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”.

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And is there anything like Brazil?

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and Baden Powell

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And of course, Jobim

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And how can we forget the Greeks?

 

 

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