Monday, November 24, 2008

Just Try A Little Harder (To Discover French Music)




In this mix, as usual, chanson, rap and rock. But there are also a disco song, a musical with Starmania, a zouk song from Guadeloupe and a celtic song from Brittany. A special treat, the famous reggae version of the French anthem, La Marseillaise by the only one Serge Gainsbourg.

Cover: Jacques Brel

1. Charles Aznavour – La Bohème (1965)
2. Hector Zazou – Visur Vatnsenda-Rosu (Ft. Bjork) (Chansons des Mers Froides, 1994)
3. Idéal J – Hardcore (Le combat continue, 1998)
4. Kassav – Siwo (1986)
5. Louis Chédid – Anne Ma Soeur Anne (Anne ma sœur Anne, 1985)
6. Maxime Le Forestier – San Francisco (Mon frère, 1972)
7. Métal Urbain – Panik (1977)
8. Michel Legrand – Chanson Des Jumelles (Les demoiselles de Rochefort OST, Germain and Claude Parent singing, 1967)
10. Serge Gainsbourg – Aux Armes Et Caetera (Aux armes et cætera, cover of La Marseillaise, Rouget de Lisle 1792 / 1979)
11. Starmania – Quand On Arrive En Ville (Michel Berger, with Daniel Balavoine and Nanette Workman, 1978)
12. Thomas Fersen – Borborygmes (Pièce montée des grands jours , 2003)
13. Tri Yann – Les Prisons de Nantes (trad., Tri Yann an Naoned, 1972)
14. Jacques Dutronc – L’Opportuniste (L’opportuniste, 1969)
15. Pigalle – Dans La Salle Du Bar-tabac (Regards affligés sur la morne et pitoyable existence de Benjamin Trembley, personnage falot mais ô combien attachant, 1990)
16. Georges Brassens - Je me suis fait tout petit (1956)
17. Claude Nougaro – Toulouse (1967)
18. Charles Trenet - Vous Oubliez Votre Cheval (1938)
19. Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem - Je Suis Venu Te Voir (Vous et nous, 1977)

5 comments:

pyrox said...

i think the real name of le forestier 's song is San Francisco.

About starmania : this song is performed by daniel balavoine, famous among the famous, and nanette workman , who fell back to anonimity after the musical:-).
There are some covers of it, one of my favourite is the one performed by josiane balasko and pierre palmade for the enfoirés show in 1993.

Boebis said...

thanks! I changed the name :-P

Srta. Pelo said...

Nice blog, I saw you on lastfm :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, the blog is great. Unfortunately the download for vol 5 does not nox exist anymore

Boebis said...

Ah ok, I'll upload it again.