The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63561   Message #1036076
Posted By: Amos
15-Oct-03 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
Subject: RE: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
Brassens is well known in the anglophone segment which is exposed to French. An adorable nutter. an essence of the south of France somehow... And of course, so is Piaf. But it is amazing even among French-loving Americans, how few the names are that persist. I fell in love with Francoise Hardy when I was eighteen, but my countrymen by and large had never heard of her.

As for emotion, there are a few exceptions in this country, notably Townes van Zandt.