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posted 27/09/2012

Forever French and Les Petits Oignons

Forever French audience cried last night after listening “les petits oignons” from Sidney Bechet. Next to Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, clarinetist and saxophonist, was the most beloved African-American performer in France during the 20th century. He was born on May 14, 1897, and died in France on his birthday in 1959. The following is a brief recounting of his life in France. “Les petits oignons ” was no 1 hit in France  in 1949.

Tracks from Forever French 26/09/12

Je tuerai la pianiste Alain Bashung
69 annee erotique Serge Gainsbourg
My name is trouble Keren Ann
Quand de doigts se font l’amour Marc Vella
Week-end a Rome Etienne Daho
P’tits Moments Ours
J’aime bien Marie Coutant
Les oignons Sidney Bechet
Cayenne Marianne Dissard
La lettre Renan Luce
J’ai change Albin de la Simone
Le ciel dans une chambre / Il cielo in una stanza Carla Bruni
Je suis folle de tant t’aimer Arlette Zola
Femme ideale Arthur H + Thomas Fersen
Tel que tu es Charlotte Gainsbourg
Je voudrais partir en weekend Anais
Attends moi ti gars Felix Leclerc
Le tango des gens San Severino
Non non non Camelia Jordana
Road to nowhere Nouvelle Vague