Chanson du Jour: “Les Passants”


George Brassens no doubt would have approved of this brilliant video featuring his classic song “Les Passants”

The realization of the “Passantes”, poem written by Antoine Pol and set in song by Georges Brassens in 1972 was entrusted to Charlotte Abramow, young director and photographer of 24 years.
This clip presents a succession of photographic paintings, very aesthetic and often engaged and representative of the place of the current woman


Chanson du Jour: Le Métèque (1969)

Georges Moustaki (born Giuseppe Mustacchi) gave France some of its best-loved music, writing over 300 songs for some of the most popular singers, including Edith Piaf, who popularized his composition Milord.

As a young musician, Georges Brassens took Moustaki under his wing, introducing him to artists and intellectuals hanging out in the cafes around Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Moustaki eventually adopted the first name of the only musician he called “master.”

Moustaki wrote Le Métèque in 1969, and it was his first breakthrough hit.

Françoise Hardy doesn’t actually sing on this – as the YouTube title might suggest. Yet I would say her presence adds a certain je ne sais quoi.