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Thread #39187 Message #2355379
Posted By: GUEST
02-Jun-08 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Les Chansons de la France
Subject: RE: Les Chansons de la France
This may not be quite what you were seeking, but the thread reminded me of something from long ago.
When I was a boy, I remember hearing a recording by Les Compagnons de la Chanson, a French group that dated from the early 1940's. Among the selections was "The Three Bells" of Swiss composer Jean Villard, a song which was an international success for them. The group had a wonderful, rich harmony that I found haunting, even then, a sound especially well suited to this song.
"The Three Bells" was revived as an American country music-based rendition by The Browns, in 1959 or so.