- Audio CD (7 December 2018)
- Original Release Date: 7 November 2018
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Audiobook, Import
- Label: Putumayo
- ASIN: B00AP0JS2G
- Other Editions: Audio CD
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Though echoing the past, Vintage France proves how alive and hip classic French chanson remains. Several generations of musicians continue to find inspiration in songs that were first popularized in the early to mid-1900s. On Vintage France, sultry songstresses such as the iconic Juliette Gréco and Madeleine Peyroux join newcomers Francesca Blanchard and Dutch jazz harmonica whiz Martijn Luttmer. This harmonious collection has deep roots. From the outdoor guingette dances where the waltzing musette instrumentals of early French popular music began, to the cabarets where Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and other legends entertained a country struggling with the recovery from World War II. Over the last 100 years, the French chanson tradition has undergone a process of evolution, yet retained an inimitable charm. The musicians featured on this collection have kept the tradition of rich harmonization and rhythmic nuance alive. This open-minded evolution is captured on the interpretations of classic songs on Vintage France. Fans of Piaf and Gainsbourg, or new listeners looking for an introduction to France's classic gems, will find exactly what they are looking for on Vintage France.
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Dr. Debra Jan Bibel
Comforting Music Under Parisian Skies
8 March 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
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As mainstream popular as you can get, these are tunes that could find a home in a Woody Allen nostalgic film. The latest Putumayo anthology honors the classic or classic-sounding French songs in contemporary production. Melody and romance dominate. Think of the Umbrellas of Cherbourg, or Under Parisian Skies (both represented here). If you seek dance grooves or folk tunes, look elsewhere in this series. Vocalists are veterans of the cabaret scene, as Norbet Slama and Juliette Gréco, or fresh artists, such as Madeline Peyroux, Raphaël Bas, and Francesca Blanchard. The expected accordion and Gypsy jazz manouche guitar do not disappoint. Such great and familiar ballads are comforting. No track in this album is bad, nor are any special, worthy of seeking out the source album. Notes include biographical sketches of each singer. This is music for early evening in a quiet cafe, sipping some fumé blanc and watching people. Is that Commissaire Maigret?
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30 May 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
A great little French cd to own and listen to with all the classic French songs totally worth the purchase thank you
A delightful collection
3 May 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
A wonderful collection of tunes to cheer me up on a dull day.
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28 September 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
If you have any of this bands music already then you need this one too!
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