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Thread #67071   Message #1118179
Posted By: GUEST,Christine Hanson
18-Feb-04 - 03:15 AM
Thread Name: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Subject: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
What is it about Jacques Brel songs? I hear them sung in clubs in French and not speaking French they don't mean a thing to me and they sound ghastly anyway. I think it is oooh, so, pretentious to foist this kind of stuff on audiences in folk clubs, and despite being championed by singers like Robb Johnson and Barb Jungr, I really don't see what the appeal is, whether sung in English translation or in French. Any thoughts?