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GRANDE ANTHOLOGIE DE LA CHANSON FRANÇAISE (LA)
GRANDE ANTHOLOGIE DE LA CHANSON FRANÇAISE (LA)
by PIERRE SAKA
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Les paroles de plus de 800 chansons., April 28 2013
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Bien sur me direz-vous,avec internet,on peut trouver les paroles de toutes les chansons pour les chanter soi-même dans sa baignoire.Mais voilà,on a ici réuni les paroles de plus de 800 chansons qui sont représentatives de toutes les époques de la chanson FRANCAISE.C'est une sélection judicieuse, qui va de BRUANT jusqu'aux années 80.Alors,que cela soit DELMET,TRENET,BREL,BRASSENS ou GAINSBOURG,ils sont tous là.Ceux qui disent vouloir chanter sans avoir à se taper une histoire écrite de la chanson longue et laborieuse seront donc comblés avec cette anthologie.

Collection Chansons Francaise
Collection Chansons Francaise
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5.0 out of 5 stars LEMARQUE EST IMPORTANT, April 26 2013
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On connait beaucoup FRANCIS LEMARQUE par les versions de YVES MONTAND de ces chansons.LEMARQUE,c'est vraiment le dernier représentant majeur de la chanson FRANCAISE dite populo ou musette.C'était un héritier direct d'ARISTIDE BRUANT,pionnier de la chanson MONTMARTROISE.Dans la période 1946-1960,il a donné des chansons inoubliables comme À PARIS,RUE DE LAPPE ou BAL PETIT BAL qui sont encore dans toutes les mémoires d'amateurs de chansons FRANCOPHONES.Voilà donc une compilation essentielle,même si cela prendrait un autre cd pour vraiment bien résumé ce merveilleux artisan.Dans toutes les anthologies sur PARIS en chansons,vous trouverez toujours des chansons de FRANCIS LEMARQUE.

1000 CHANSONS FRANÇAISES, DE 1920 À NOS JOURS
1000 CHANSONS FRANÇAISES, DE 1920 À NOS JOURS
by CHRISTIAN-LOUIS ECLIMONT
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars UN OUVRAGE REMARQUABLE, Feb. 25 2013
Ce livre qui raconte l'histoire de 1000 chansons FRANCAISES est un cadeau extraordinaire pour quiconque a un intérêt pour ce sujet.C'est toute l'histoire de la chanson FRANCAISE de 1920 à nos jours qui est beaucoup plus que condensé ici.On a droit à des anecdotes savoureuses sur la création et le contexte des chansons répertoriées,et même a des biographies de certains artistes par le biais des dites chansons.Je dévore littéralement cet ouvrage page par page, et je vous le recommande sans aucune hésitation.Je dirais même que si vous voulez un seul livre sur la chanson FRANCAISE,s'il vous plait achetez celui-là,vous ne le regretterez pas.C'est l'équivalent d'un bible.

Original Album Classics
Original Album Classics
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5.0 out of 5 stars JAZZ AND LATINO FLAVOUR, Feb. 18 2013
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This review is from: Original Album Classics (Audio CD)
As usual with the original album classics,if you can read the liner notes at the back of the little discs sleeves reproductions,forget your next rendezvous with the optometrist,you don't need glasses.However,this is a minor fact considering the low price which is always the good thing here.5 out 6 among HENRI MANCINI's best movie soundtracks at this price is a great bargain.JAZZ and LATINO flavour are the key words to describe mister MANCINI's music.I just wished that TOUCH OF EVIL was there instead of COMBO,but you can't always get what you want.The ARABESQUE soundtrack is there as bonus tracks of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S,but you don't get the pictures of that album.ARABESQUE is unusual for MANCINI,it is a score reminiscent of JOHN BARRY's music for the early BOND films.PETER GUNN justly made the composer's reputation in 1959,it is still very good today.I didn't know that DREAMSVILLE started as a simple melody before it became a song.THE PINK PANTHER soundtrack has become a classic over the years;the added tracks here don't add much.If you really like THE PINK PANTHER,check out THE ULTIMATE PINK PANTHER for a complete overview.When i hear the theme of MR.LUCKY,i always think of my old aunt visiting on sunday mornings and forcing us to hear her play the organ.The COMBO album is the only lesser work for me. So what you get here, is a perfect alternative to the usual best of collection.

Bernard Herrmann - the Essenti
Bernard Herrmann - the Essenti
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE GREAT HERRMANN, Feb. 14 2013
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There was a time when film music composers were scarcely mentionned for the success of a movie.People like BERNARD HERRMANN and a few others changed that.It is not for nothing that movie directors often stick with the same composer over and over:FELLINI and ROTA,EDWARDS and MANCINI,TRUFFAUT and DELERUE etc.There is a special connection between the two.Honoring them with a 2 cd set is a very good idea,because buying the original soundtracks can be costly.Here, we have a very good sample of HERRMANN's works from CITIZEN KANE to TAXI DRIVER,his last score.Most composers have a personal style one can recognize.BERNARD HERRMANN has a gothic edge filled with melodramatic overtones,but he can also surprizes us when scoring a fantasy or science-fiction movie.If you listen closely to the two tracks from THE GHOST AND MRS.MUIR,you can actually witness the so called HERRMANN touch that was already present.My favorite is MARNIE,even if i didn't like the film.His music here manages to make you feel the mental disorder of the character.If you are a fan of music in the movies,buy this.

Italian Sexy Comedy
Italian Sexy Comedy
by Mediane
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars WHERE IS THE CD?, Feb. 13 2013
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It's a good thing that i did not buy this book for the cd, because i never found it.I remember that era very well.It really started with the early LAURA ANTONELLI films,then it became a sort of vulgar trend associated with ITALIAN comedies.We used to watch those films late at night;that was before the cable era.Most directors were not in the class of FELLINI or VISCONTI.You could not watch most of those films today without being bore,even if they had plenty of sex in them.It is often said that those ITALIAN sexy comedies almost killed the ITALIAN cinéma that was very well respected before.The book has some nice pictures of all the actresses:ANTONELLI,CARATI,FENECH etc.If you are looking for that,you won't be disapointed.

Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
by Robin Kelley
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book about THELONIOUS ., Jan. 5 2013
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This is without a doubt,the definitive book about THELONIOUS MONK.His life and music are really well represented throughout this massive biography that tells it all really.The route to jazz glory wasn't an easy one for the father of be-bop jazz.He had to struggle a long time till success finally came knocking at his door.You'll learn among many other facts,the importance that his wife NELLIE had in his life.All in all,you will get to know him better if you read that book.The author has succeeded in a task that was rather difficult:to make THELONIOUS MONK come alive for us.I am sure that there were hours of research for that project,but in the end,that was not in vain.So if you dig MONK's music,do your self a favour,buy this biography,you won't regret it.

The Very Best Of Dave Brubeck
The Very Best Of Dave Brubeck
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3.0 out of 5 stars AVOID THIS ONE, Dec 10 2012
Avoid this collection at all cost.Every BRUBECK fan knows that the first real good albums are the early live sets with PAUL DESMOND.Buy one of those(JAZZ AT OBERLIN) or all three for some vintage BRUBECK of that era.This selection, if you except the last three are no way representative of this great jazz musician.In the early studio recordings,DAVE BRUBECK was still experimenting;in the live recordings,the interplay between BRUBECK and DESMOND was often breathtaking and their improvisations showed what jazz was all about.Those recordings are cherished by DAVE BRUBECK fans all over the world.In the beginning of his career,DAVE BRUBECK often played in colleges and this really helped building his reputation.This is of course not the famous quartet that made the 1959 classic TIME OUT album(EUGENE WRIGHT and JOE MORELLO were not yet in the quartet).Do yourself a favour,buy JAZZ AT OBERLIN.Come on!Those bests of are usually good,but not this one.

Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige & Riverside
Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige & Riverside
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5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU WANT ONE COLLECTION, Dec 3 2012
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For the price,this is the best collection of MONK's music available.You've got almost all of the best tunes he wrote,plus a few others composed by others.Wait til you hear his version of TEA FOR TWO,ouh la la!In fact,even when MONK plays other material besides his own,he always transform them so that you might think that he wrote them.From BRILLIANT CORNERS(which he recorded only twice)to ROUND MIDNIGHT and BLUE MONK,you have a solid two cds set really worth buying.No best of collection however is complete.When i started listening to MONK in the vinyl era,i really liked the PRESTIGE trio recordings which i still like a lot.It is available in a 3 cd set(THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS).A MONK collection should always have a few original albums and at least one live set,but anybody who never heard nothing of MONK should run to AMAZON and buy this collection.

The Very Best Of Thelonious Monk
The Very Best Of Thelonious Monk
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD SAMPLER, Nov. 18 2012
For a single cd sampler of MONK's music,this is very good.I would have included STRAIGHT NO CHASER and EPISTROPHY instead of SOPHISTICATED LADY and HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, because he wrote the first two,but nevertheless it shows that THELONIOUS also put his own inimitable style when he played other tunes.You are of course missing a few tracks that you get if you buy the 2 cds THE DEFINITIVE THELONIOUS MONK on PRESTIGE and RIVERSIDE.So if you never heard MONK's music,this is a perfect disc to start.The ROUND MIDNIGHT version may not rivalize with the one MILES DAVIS recorded with his quintet in 1955,but hearing MONK playing his own classic piece is still a treat.As usual,the liner notes are written in little characters, but considering the price,it's only a detail.

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