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Thread #10236 Message #3799591
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
09-Jul-16 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Choucoune
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Choucoune
My formatting must of fell apart up there somewhere, sorry.
I should point out the spelling of the title, one n or two, will bring very different search results online. The latter, and Dunham's preference, might be considered Francophone or bourgeois, depending on the audience.
If one compares the carnival theme references in Dunham's liner notes with Cowley's remarks on Lis Camille (see above,) and Colby (see below,) one can see we've got a couple of themes running in parallel; carnival music and tricky peoples and lefty-folkie Chicago musicians. The last two have a huge overlap, it's a given.
Lyr Add: Colby (Martinique)
We can also see the history of the Kreyol version of Yellow Bird is typically Caribbean (ie: derivative with multiple variations) though it's rarely studied in any broader context.