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Thread #10236 Message #3865214
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
09-Jul-17 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Choucoune
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Choucoune
John: That 1957 Nina & Frederik version was the most commercially successful Choucounne in the original French-Creole. It's credited to Massie Patterson's Jamaican-born ex-husband Sam. The Danish cover was arranged by jazz guitarist-bandleader Jørn Grauengaard.
It was the Pattersons' second copyright of the Caribbean melody, Massie having already co-published Trinidad's Louis Camille with Lionel Belasco in 1943 (Calypso Songs of the West Indies.)