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Vintage France album

This week is all about MUSIC. French music, music in France and music that I hear here.

Today I just wanted to talk to you about the really beautiful new album, released by the fabulous Putumayo World Music company.

These guys even wanted to interview me for their blog and to celebrate the release of the new Vintage France album, you can read the interview here

It features the wonderful Juliette Greco, classic French songs revisited by contemporary artists, like La Javanese or J’attendrai

Juliette Greco

I am always talking about vintage, furniture, style, clothes, ambiance but it’s important to mention vintage music too! It’s the founding blocks that all contemporary musicians build upon!

“French artists have created this beautiful, melodic music that has stood the test of time,” says the founder of Putumayo record label Dan Storper, who has visited France many times in search of universally appealing French and world music. “Perhaps the greatest surprise,” notes Storper, “was discovering Norbert Slama, a blind octogenarian accordion player who performed with Josephine Baker and Edith Piaf, in my backyard in New Orleans. His performances in a small, vintage café in the Marigny transported me to a bygone era.”

Go listen, go buy it and take a little bit of France home to you!

Check out their website too on www.putumayo.com

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