11 Dec 2005

tribute to Georges Brassens

"Les oiseaux de passage" is the name of a tribute album dedicated to Georges Brassens. Launched in September 2001, 20 years after Brassens' death, the album reunites many great French artists who propose their own interpretations of his various famous songs. Among them, Noir Desir interpreting Le Roi, Yann Tiersen and Natacha Regnier singing a beautiful version of Le Parapluie, Tarmac with La Ballade des Gens qui Sont Nes Quelque Part, a Subway version of Mourir pour des Idees, Les Tetes Raides with Pauvre Martin and many many more. The album is among my favourite tribute albums, but the purpose of the post was in fact to mention a new very interesting radio station, as well as initiative that i came across: a radio which continually broadcasts versions of Brassens songs submitted by people all over the world. The radio can be found on this very comprehensive site about the great French singer.

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