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Thread #39187   Message #1218073
Posted By: Nerd
02-Jul-04 - 01:21 AM
Thread Name: Les Chansons de la France
Subject: RE: Les Chansons de la France
All of malicorne's albums are or have been on CD; I've got 'em all. There are also two compilation CDs.

The best overall source for French trad songs is a set that is a 920 page harcdcover book and a 15 CD box set by some of the greatest French revival artists: Yacoub, Catherine Perrier, Evelyne Girardon, Jean Francois Dutertre, Jan-Loup Baly, etc, etc. Basically, members of all the groups John P recommended above. Book has melodies, chords and words (Chords have their solfege names, like "re" or "lam").

Title: Anthologie de la Chanson Francaise: La Tradition
Edited by Marc Robine

editions Albin Michel & EPM Musique.

It cost me almost three hundred bucks, but it was worth it!