Jacques Brel B-Day: Mon Enfance / La Chanson de Jacky / Les Marquises [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On April, 8…

Jacques Brel, was born

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Σαν σήμερα, 8 Απριλίου 1929 γεννήθηκε στις Βρυξέλλες ο μεγάλος τραγουδοποιός Jacques Brel, η σημαντικότερη φυσιογνωμία του γαλλικού chanson. Η φήμη του από τη δεκαετία του ’60 πήρε παγκόσμιες διαστάσεις, και η επιρροή που άσκησε στο σχετικά σύντομο του βίου του [πέθανε από καρκίνο σε ηλίκα 49 ετών] φαίνεται από το εύρος των καλλιτεχνών που έχουν πει δικά του τραγούδια: Joan Baez, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Alex Harvey, David Bowie, Scott Walker, Marc Almond, Nirvana… Ακούμε τρία από τα πολλά αριστουργήματά του: Mon Enfance, La Chanson De Jacky, Les Marquises

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On this date, April 8, 1929, the great singer-songwriter Jacques Brel, prominent figure of the French chanson, was born in Brussels. His fame became global from the ’60s on, and the influence he exerted on his relatively short life [he died of cancer at 49 years old] is illustrated by the range of artists who have sat his own songs: Joan Baez, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Alex Harvey, David Bowie, Scott Walker, Marc Almond, Nirvana… We hear three of his many masterpieces: Mon Enfance, La Chanson De Jacky, Les Marquises

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More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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