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Thread #67071   Message #1118969
Posted By: Mark Cohen
19-Feb-04 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Subject: RE: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
For the record, that translation of "Amsterdam" is by Mort Shuman. It was one of the songs in the show, "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris", which was a revue of Brel songs translated by Shuman, and performed by him, his wife Elly Stone, and two other singers whose names I've forgotten. I think that some of Shuman's translations were excellent, and the show was a joy to see and hear. (It was revived some years ago, as "Jacques Brel Is...", since he was no longer alive and well.) I had the good fortune to see the show in Philadelphia in the 70's with Elly Stone, who was breathtaking.