- 3 years ago
Playing tracks by
Yves Montand & Jean Vilar, Eva Cassidy, Chet Baker & Ruth Young, Juliette Gréco, Coldcut vs Irresistible Force and more.
Wreck Autumn Leaves 1181 ~ Wreck This Mess ~ Amsterdam ~ 07.12.14: Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes) is an enchanting Joseph Kosma melody, brilliant Jacques Prévert lyrics, fantastically translated [very differently] into English by Johnny Mercer. So captivating that there are no fewer than 1400 versions. A perfect match of melody & lyrics that timelessly evokes how Autumn can kindle up images of melancholy, regret, time passing, aging. Vaucaire recorded it 1st in 1948. Altho Montand sang it in 1946 in Marcel Carné’s Les Portes de la nuit after Marlene Dietrich refused. Cole sang it in UK, FR & JP. Piaf was maybe the 1st to perform it in Eng & Fr in the same song. In 1961, Gainsbourg paid tribute to hero Prévert in his "La Chanson de Prévert". I couldn’t find 60s Manfred Mann version but DID find some strange versions. It is closely associated with jazz; there are several hundred jazz versions. BUY artists' versions... P. Baudoin: http://www.crj-online.org/v4/CRJ-AutumnLeaves.php