Showing posts with label French singers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label French singers. Show all posts

Thursday, May 23, 2013

It's too late

A great Mediterranean gentleman—poet and singer—has left us.

Georges Moustaki [1934-2013]

I saw him for the last time at the Festival Jacques Brel in St-Pierre-de-Chartreuse in the summer of 1993.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

La montagne - Jean Ferrat

Gazing up at the Cournouze mountain, above the villages of Choranche and Châtelus, I'm often reminded of this song by Jean Ferrat:


During the '60s and '70s, when I was living in Paris, there were three renowned poet-singers: Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and Léo Ferré. Alongside that prestigious trio, Jean Ferrat could be thought of as the Fourth Musketeer. The TV host Michel Drucker, learning of Ferrat's death today, referred to him as the Last of the Mohicans.