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    I dont speak any foreign lanaguges I have always loved songs by international artistes. The first foreing language records I remember were in my borhters record collection when I was a small child.



    I remember Al Di La by an Italian pop singer whose name eludes me,"Domnique" by The Singing Nun." and the Eurovision song contest entry for Italy in 1964,"No, No, Li Ta." by Gigiolo Cinquetti.



    As I got older I began to appreciate the work of Edith Piaf and Jaques Brel. Any non French speaker couldn not fail to be moved by Brels mighty song canon.



    French is one of my favourite musical languages, I alsol like the work of Juliette Greco, and aytthing by Francois Hardy and the great Charles Aznavour.

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    Charles Aznavour singing Yesterday when I was Young and Yves Montand singing The Autumn Leaves both excel.



    Francois Hardy and Jane Birken as well



    Freddy

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    You might like these:



    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swinging-Mademoiselles-Vol-1-Groovy-French/dp/B0009VBTSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1218231659&sr=8-1"]Swinging Mademoiselles Vol 1[/ame]





    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belle-Epoque-French-Girls-1965-68/dp/B000NOKF3U/ref=pd_sim_m_h_?ie=UTF8&qid=1218231818&sr=8-2"]Belle Epoque French Girls 1965-68[/ame]





    There are also three volumes of groovy German pop out there too of which this is the first:





    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kraut-Shaking-Grooves-Germany-1966-1974/dp/B000B6VUSY/ref=pd_sim_m_h_?ie=UTF8&qid=1218231818&sr=8-2"]In Kraut 1966-1974[/ame]

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    name='dremble wedge']You might like these:



    Swinging Mademoiselles Vol 1





    Belle Epoque French Girls 1965-68





    There are also three volumes of groovy German pop out there too of which this is the first:





    In Kraut 1966-1974


    Thanks, much appreciated.

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    name='Freddy']Charles Aznavour singing Yesterday when I was Young and Yves Montand singing The Autumn Leaves both excel.



    Francois Hardy and Jane Birken as well



    Freddy


    Quite like Serge Gainsborg, but he can be a little unsavoury, surprised that he was a bit of a jazzer in his early recording career.

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    Gilbert Becaud. Great songwriter. I saw him perform in 1978 and I can say for sure that he broke every heart in the theatre.

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    [ame=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=chsfoyVavU8&feature=related]YouTube - Antonio Carlos Jobim - Agua de Beber[/ame]

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    name='Tony Pendrey']Gilbert Becaud. Great songwriter. I saw him perform in 1978 and I can say for sure that he broke every heart in the theatre.


    That must have been a great experience I am sure he did break every heart, I have to have him in my cd collection.

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    It was unique. I have never seen anyone do what he did. He could tell a magical story and then illustrate it with song, and when he spoke to the audience it was as if he spoke to us all as individuals. ooo errr I'm getting all soppy just thinking about it.

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    name='Tony Pendrey']It was unique. I have never seen anyone do what he did. He could tell a magical story and then illustrate it with song, and when he spoke to the audience it was as if he spoke to us all as individuals. ooo errr I'm getting all soppy just thinking about it.


    All the major singer songwiters who wrote in songs in the French language have that incredibe power to move. Especially Brel although he was Belgian.

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    dEUS:

    [ame=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VPsvlDMwbVg]YouTube - dEUS - Little Arithmetics (from In A Bar, Under The Sea)[/ame]

    Galleon (one for the guys:

    [ame=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UnPsxcUIdGg]YouTube - Galleon - So I Begin[/ame]

    Sigur Ros:

    [ame=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PDxMQaMqsig]YouTube - Hoppipolla music video by Sigur Ros[/ame]

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    The Internationale, of course!



    Nick

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    The Song of Anarchy (in Italian).

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    Anyone know of Belgian-born Lara Fabian?



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIIL5p7_WKk&feature=related"]Lara Fabian[/ame]



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgAAcnVjsZs&feature=related"]Je T'Aime[/ame]

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