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Thread #39187   Message #555325
Posted By: John P
20-Sep-01 - 09:08 PM
Thread Name: Les Chansons de la France
Subject: RE: Les Chansons de la France
We do a lot of French folk songs, and I have listened to tons of them over the years, but not being concerned about musical scholarship I've never made a study of them. I'm going to a big hurdy-gurdy festival tomorrow, so I'll probably be playing French dance tunes all weekend.

Some recorded sources:
Malicorne, the first five albums or so.
Lo Jai
La Bamboche
Serge Laine and Isla Ross
Gabriel and Marie Yacoub
Telynor (my band)

Some books:
Chansons de la Mer by Gerard Carreau (Les Editions Ouvrieres)
Chansons de France by Marcel Vigneras (D. C. Heath & Company)
The Gambit Book of French Folk Songs by Elizabeth Poston and Paul Arma (Gambit Incorporated)
Songs of France by Jerry Silverman (Mel Bay)
Sixty Folksongs of France by Julien Tiersot (Oliver Ditson Company)
La France Qui Chant by Bernard Fuller (Heinemann Educational Books, Ltd)
Anthologie des Chants Populaires Francais by Joseph Canteloube (Durand & Cie)

John Peekstok