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MIN-ATL Musical Preview: Part Deux

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This is the fine work of E-6 and would make a great front page photo whenever a music post gets bumped up.

Edith Piaf. Maurice Chevalier. Claude DeBussy. Jauques Offenbach. Johan Petro. Mickael Gelabale.

All French. The last two are NBA players, one for the Hawks and one for the Wolves. As to the hoops skills of the first four, I cannot say, but they all had outstanding musical chops.

Feel free to talk about music from Georgia, but since we already did this once, I thought our focus this time should be on French language music in honor of Petro and Jelly.*

*"Petro and Jelly" sounds kind of smutty.

I like hearing popular US/UK songs sung in languages other than English, so ten years ago I bought this:

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I was not disappointed, it's a fun listen. This is my favorite track:

The arrangement is essentially the same as the Stones', but a female voice recontextualizes it from Mick's male snarl. And French just sounds cool, even if I don't understand it.

The next song is one I first heard when I saw this film:

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You should check it out if you haven't seen it, it's an overlooked gem. Here is the song I mentioned:

Did you ever wonder what "My Way" sounded like before Paul Anka gave it English lyrics and Sinatra recorded it? If so, here is the original version:

I gotta say, I prefer Frank's and Elvis's versions. At least the dog is cute.

Please share anything you love that's sung in French. Merci.

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