The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19087   Message #3783108
Posted By: keberoxu
03-Apr-16 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Dominique
Subject: RE: Dominique
Soeur Sourire had an entire LP on Philips; after the Ed Sullivan appearance, the album was added to my parent's record collection.

There's a song on it called "Adèle." It is the name of the nun's Spanish guitar, she wrote a song about her own guitar. And on the breaks between verses, she and her fellow nun anticipate the Gipsy Kings, with rapid strumming and clapping (palmas), so this Belgian nun must have been acquainted with the Gitans of the Camargue (at that point it would have been José Reyes singing with Manitas de Plata no doubt).

Funny that the story of Dominic's life left out the "Seignadou." A bright light over the hills of southern France, no Dominican account of Dominic's life is complete without it.

Listening to those French lyrics at an early age, helped me enormously later on when studying French -- got those sounds in my ear.

One last thing about Dominic: he and St Francis of Assisi met each other, and there is at least one famous painting on THAT subject as well.

A shame how Jeanine Deckers ended. The note read: "We hope God will take us. He saw us suffer."