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Mike Miller Jacques Brel anyone? (32) RE: Jacques Brel anyone? 26 Jul 07

The translations that were used in "Jaques Brel is Alive and Living in Paris" are credited to Eric Blau and Mort Schuman but, in Blau's book, he says that it was a collaberative effort involving Brel, himself. Sure, there are substanitive differences in some of the songs ("Valse de Mille Temps" to "Carousel", please excuse the spelling), and Brel's cigarette tinged voice is impossible to duplicate, but Ellie Stone made a career from her Brel repitore and Brel said he loved the way she read his lyrics.
Dave VanRonk used to do a great "Port of Amsterdam"

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