He later on made several appearances at the Paris Olympia under Bruno Coquatrix' management and at the Bobino music hall theater. He decided to move to Paris in February 1940, following a short trial as an apprentice mason in his father's business after World War II had already broken out. Some of the perpetrators, unsupported by their families, spent time in prison. 2:21. A French songwriter and prize-winning poet who was as significant as Bob Dylan in his homeland. S'il vous plaît, partages et abonnements sur la chaîne Youtube sont les bienvenus! [6] He accompanied himself on acoustic guitar. Here Brassens met some of his future friends, such as Pierre Onténiente, whom he called Gibraltar because he was "steady as a rock." The owner of a cafe told him that his songs were not the type he was looking for. Pierre Berruer. He did not work, since employment would serve only to profit the occupying enemy. Misogynie a Part, Georges Brassens Nouvelles Chansons Nø. Brassens took refuge in a small cul-de-sac called "Impasse Florimont," in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, a popular and working-class district, where he lived for several years with its owner, Jeanne Planche, a friend of his aunt. Informations complémentaires GEORGES BRASSENS - LA NON-DEMANDE EN MARIAGE + LYRICS (LIVE) View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1991 CD release of "XII Georges Brassens Chante Les Chansons De Sa Jeunesse" on Discogs. 2013 - Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Apart from Paris and Sète, he lived in Crespières (near Paris) and in Lezardrieux (Brittany). The police found and caught him, which caused a scandal. 82 talking about this. 3:22. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1983 Vinyl release of "Poemes Mis En Musique Et Interprétés Par Georges Brassens" on Discogs. Roland Athlani 154,033 views Georges stole a ring and a bracelet from his sister. In Germany, he met some of his best friends like Pierre Onténiente, whom he nicknamed "Gibraltar", because he was "firm as a rock." He had indeed led quite a lonely life in Paris, seeing only a friend from Sète and the girls. Georges Charles Brassens (French pronunciation: [ʒɔʁʒ(ə) ʃaʁl bʁasɛ̃s]; 22 October 1921 – 29 October 1981) was a French singer-songwriter and poet.. Now an iconic figure in France, he achieved fame through his elegant songs with their harmonically complex music … This environment imparted to Brassens a passion for singing that would come to define his life. la legende brassens. 76 talking about this. He meticulously studied the great masters: Villon, Baudelaire, Verlaine and Hugo. Most of the time the only other accompaniment came from his friend Pierre Nicolas with a double bass, and sometimes a second guitar (Barthélémy Rosso, Joël Favreau). ... Les Copains D'Abord - Excellent Excellent Excelent, Le Meilleur Clip De Brassens - YouTube. After 1952, Brassens rarely left France. He once said on the radio: "It was nice there, and I have gained since then quite an amazing sense of discomfort." A poor student, Brassens performed badly in school. Printed on cd: MADE IN FRANCE BY PDO Different CD manufacturer than the Dernières Chansons De Brassens Par Jean Bertola PMDC release. But at one point he met the singer Patachou in a very well-known cafe, Les Trois Baudets, and she brought him into the music scene. His songs often decry hypocrisy and self-righteousness in the conservative French society of the time, especially among the religious, the well-to-do, and those in law enforcement. Brassens rarely performed abroad. He toured with Pierre Louki, who wrote a book of recollections entitled Avec Brassens (éditions Christian Pirot, 1999, .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg")right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}ISBN 2-86808-129-0). [3] He also said: "I'm not very fond of the law. An international association of Georges Brassens fans exists and there is also a fan club in Berlin-Basdorf which organizes a Brassens festival every year in September. Adrien Duouaibe. 3:22. In recent years,[when?] Please share and subscriptions on Youtube channel are welcome! 14, Chanson Pour L'auvergnat/Je Me Suis Fait Tout Petit, 9: Supplique Pour Un Être Enterré A la Plage De Sète. Read Full Biography. 23 avr. 2:19. le parapluie (Georges Brassens) par la Compagnie Brassens. A nearby station of Tram line 3 in Paris is also named in Brassens' honour. Brassens grew up between these two starkly contrasting personalities, who nonetheless shared a love for music. His approach to poetry was almost scientific. His mother, whom Brassens labeled a "missionary for songs" (militante de la chanson), came from southern Italy (Marsico Nuovo in Basilicata),[2] was a devout Roman Catholic, while his father was an easy-going, generous, openminded, anticlerical man. Brassens grew up in the family home in Sète with his mother, Elvira Dagrosa, father, Jean-Louis, half-sister, Simone (daughter of Elvira and her first husband, who was killed in World War I), and paternal grandfather, Jules. His lyrics are difficult to translate, though attempts have been made. Saddened by the lack of poetic culture, Brassens spent most of his days in the library. In 1967, he received the Grand Prix de Poésie of the Académie française. Several famous singers came into the music industry this way, including Jacques Brel and Léo Ferré. Brassens died of cancer in 1981, in Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, having suffered health problems for many years, and rests at the Cimetière Le Py in Sète. A few trips to Belgium and Switzerland; a month in Canada (1961, recording issued on CD in 2011) and another in North Africa were his only trips outside France – except for his concerts in Wales in 1970 and 1973 (Cardiff). During World War II, he was forced by the Germans to work in a labor camp at a BMW aircraft engine plant in Basdorf near Berlin in Germany (March 1943). In 2008, the English folk-singer Leon Rosselson included a tribute song to Brassens, entitled "The Ghost of Georges Brassens", on his album A Proper State. more than 50 doctoral dissertations have been written about Georges Brassens. 12). They are referred either as self-titled with a number, or by the title of the first song on the album, or by the most well-known song. Thanks to this teacher, I opened my mind to something bigger. The end of World War II and the freedom suddenly regained didn't change his habits much, except that he got his library card back and resumed studying poetry. Many singers have covered Georges Brassens' lyrics in other languages, for instance Pierre de Gaillande, who translates Brassens' songs and performs them in English, Luis Cilia in Portuguese, Koshiji Fubuki in Japanese, Fabrizio De André (in Italian), Alberto Patrucco (in Italian), and Nanni Svampa (in Italian and Milanese), Graeme Allwright and Jake Thackray (in English), Sam Alpha (in creole), Yossi Banai (in Hebrew), Arsen Dedić (in Croatian), Jiří Dědeček (in Czech), Mark Freidkin (in Russian), Loquillo, Paco Ibáñez, Javier Krahe, Joaquín Carbonell and Eduardo Peralta (in Spanish), Jacques Ivart (in esperanto), Franz Josef Degenhardt and Ralf Tauchmann (in German), Mani Matter in Bernese Dialect, Zespół Reprezentacyjny (they released 2 CDs of Brassens' songs in Polish) and Piotr Machalica (in Polish), Cornelis Vreeswijk (Swedish) and Tuula Amberla (in Finnish). He hoped to enroll at a music conservatory, but his mother insisted that he could only do so if his grades improved. He continued writing poems and songs. His songs have a major influence on many French singers across several generations, including Maxime Le Forestier, Renaud, Bénabar and others. [4] His concert at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre in 1973 saw Jake Thackray — a great admirer of his work – open for him.[5]. He composed using as his only instrument a small piece of furniture that he called "my drum" on which he beat out the rhythm. Planche was the inspiration for Brassens's song Jeanne. At age seventeen, he was implicated in crimes that would prove to be a turning point in his life. Brassens said in an interview: "An anarchist is a man who scrupulously crosses at the zebra crossing, because he hates to argue with the agents". Georges Brassens - Les Copains D'Abord - Excellent Excellent Excelent, Le Meilleur Clip De Brassens - YouTube Georges Brassens Biography by Steve Huey + Follow Artist. In 2014, Australian-French duo Mountain Men released a live tribute album Mountain Men chante Georges Brassens.[7]. He resumed writing the novel he started in Basdorf, for only now did he consider a career as a famous novelist. He began working at a Renault car factory. Once put up at Jeanne Planche's, Georges had to stay hidden for five months, waiting for the war to come to an end. But the extravagance of the future songwriter wasn't to everybody's taste, and he soon had to leave the Federation, albeit without resentment. The end of the war meant the homecoming of the friends from Basdorf, with whom Brassens planned to create an anarchist-minded paper, Le Cri des Gueux (The villains' cry), which stopped after the first edition due to a lack of money. Translated It was obvious to him and his new friends that he wouldn't come back. Brassens accepted and stayed there for twenty-two years. Brassens composed about 250 songs, of which 200 were recorded, the other 50 remaining unfinished. Jc Globetrotteur. Franco-Cameroonian singer Kristo Numpuby also released a cover-album with the original French lyrics but adapted the songs to various African rhythms. Later on, every time I wrote a song, I asked myself the question: would Bonnafé like it?" After the failure of Le Cri des Gueux, Brassens joined the Anarchist Federation and wrote some virulent, black humour-tinged articles for Le Libertaire, the Federation's paper. He also translated among others the poem "Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux" of the French contemporary poet Louis Aragon. While Brassens's father was more forgiving and immediately picked up his son, Brassens was expelled from school. Renée Claude, an important Québécois singer, dedicated a tribute-album to him, J'ai rendez-vous avec vous (1993). That is quite a transformation. His songs have been translated into 20 languages, including Esperanto. Brassens remained hidden there until the end of the war five months later, but ended up staying for 22 years. By this point, music had taken a slight backstage to poetry for Brassens, who now dreamed of being a writer. Enregistrement réalisé au studio des Dames. At the time he listened constantly to his early idols: Charles Trenet, Tino Rossi, and Ray Ventura. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "Dernières Chansons De Brassens Par Jean Bertola" on Discogs. Brassens later commented on his early works: "In those times, I was only regurgitating what I had learned reading the poets. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Georges Brassens Dit Par Denise Benoit" on Discogs. He was said to love music above all else: it was his first passion and the path that led him to his career. He wrote and sang, with his guitar, more than a hundred of his poems. His mother, Simone, and Jules, were always singing. 2:21. In Paris, he had to find a hideout, but he knew very few people. ha illustrato e animato da par suo questa celeberrima canzone di Brassens ispirandosi a una serie di foto scattate durante una mia rappresentazione teatrale e da una illustrazione che fece per il libro "La cattiva erba" . [clarification needed] Finally, Jeanne Planche came to his aid and offered to put him up as long as necessary. ... Les Copains D'Abord - Excellent Excellent Excelent, Le Meilleur Clip De Brassens - YouTube. The young men were publicly characterized as "high school mobsters" or "scum" — voyous. Brassens lived with his aunt Antoinette in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, where he taught himself to play piano. [citation needed] Many artists from Japan, Israel, Russia, the United States (where there is a Georges Brassens fan club), Italy and Spain have made cover versions of his songs. After being given ten days' leave in France, he decided not to return to the labor camp. It was then that he set a pattern of rising at five in the morning, and going to bed at sunset – a pattern he maintained the greater part of his life. In March 1943, Brassens was requisitioned for the STO (Service du travail obligatoire) forced labour organisation in Germany. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2001 CD release of "Poemes Mis En Musique Et Interprétés Par Georges Brassens" on Discogs. Bienvenue sur la page officielle d'Yves Uzureau, interprète de George Brassens, auteur-compositeur et écrivain. He is considered one of France's most accomplished postwar poets. L'artista Dario Faggella, amico fraterno. Georges Charles Brassens (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ(ə) ʃaʁl bʁasɛ̃s]; 22 October 1921 – 29 October 1981) was a French singer-songwriter and poet. A French songwriter and prize-winning poet ... Poemes Mis Musique et Interpetes Par Georges Brassens: Universal Distribution 2001 : La Religieuse, Vol. Brassens was born in Sète, a commune in the Hérault department of the Occitanie region, to a French father and an Italian mother from the town of Marsico Nuovo (in the province of Potenza, Basilicata).[1]. This page was last edited on 2 February 2021, at 02:58. At first, he wanted to sell his songs to well-known singers such as Les Frères Jacques. He drew on this enormous literary culture as he wrote his first collection of poems, Des coups d’épée dans l’eau, the conclusion of which foreshadowed the anarchism of his future songs: Brassens also published À la venvole in 1942, thanks to the money of his family and friends, and with the surprising help of a woman named Jeanne Planche, a neighbour of Antoinette, probably the first Brassens fan. Brassens had already been experimenting with songwriting and poetry. The criticism is often indirect, focusing on the good deeds or innocence of others in contrast. Today I have an appointment with you! To get money, Georges and his gang started to steal from their families and others. He found time to write Bonhomme and Pauvre Martin, along with more than a hundred other songs, that were later either burned or frequently altered before they reached their final form (Le Mauvais sujet repenti). Now an iconic figure in France, he achieved fame through his elegant songs with their harmonically complex music for voice and guitar and articulate, diverse lyrics. 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Reading, for instance, a poem by Verlaine, he dissected it image by image, attentive to the slightest change in rhythm, analyzing the rhymes and the way they alternated. Fernande de Georges Brassens par la Légende Brassens. Nonetheless, personal friendships and adolescence still defined Brassens in his teens. Georges Brassens – La marguerite et le chrysanthème. Bienvenue sur la page officielle d'Yves Uzureau, interprète de George Brassens, auteur-compositeur et écrivain. His elegant use of florid language and dark humor, along with bouncy rhythms, often give a rather jocular feel to even the grimmest lyrics. 49 talking about this. Jc Globetrotteur. He spent the summer in his home town, but soon returned to Paris, feeling that this was where his future lay. 50+ videos Play all Mix - LA GUERRE DE 14 / 18 (Brassens par Giorgio) YouTube Brassens parle de sa mère - La marche nuptiale - Duration: 10:07. Jeanne lived with her husband Marcel in a hovel at 9 impasse Florimont, with no gas, water or electricity. poémes mis en musique et interprétés par georges brassens : louis aragon / paul verlaine / victor hugo / francois villon / pierre corneille / jean richepin / francis jammes / paul fort / theodore de banville / antoine pol / alphonse de lamartine Bonnafé aided his attempts at poetry and pushed him to spend more time on his schoolwork, suggesting he begin to study classical poetry. 2:19. le parapluie (Georges Brassens) par la Compagnie Brassens. The song "À Brassens" ("To Brassens") from Jean Ferrat's album Ferrat was dedicated to Brassens. As Léautaud would say, I could do without laws [...] I think most people couldn’t.". Georges Charles Brassens (Sète, 22 ottobre 1921 – Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, 29 ottobre 1981) è stato un cantautore, poeta e attore francese.. È considerato a livello internazionale come uno dei più grandi maestri della canzone d'autore, insieme a Jacques Brel ispiratori della scuola genovese According to Pierre Onténiente: "Jeanne had a crush on Georges, and Marcel knew nothing, as he started to get drunk at eight in the morning.". la legende brassens. He was shy and had difficulty performing in front of people. He also wrote the beginning of his first novel, Lalie Kakamou. Planche lived with her husband Marcel in relative poverty: without gas, running water, or electricity. Poemes Mis Musique et Interpetes Par Georges Brassens, 1: Chante... Les Chansons Poétiques (...et Souvent Gaillardes) de... Georges Brassens, Georges Brassens X (Nø. He told his friend André Sève, "[It is] a kind of internal vibration, something intense, a pleasure that has something of the sensual to it." Brassens returned to the family home in Sète. Les Presses de la Cité, 1981. ℗ 1982 Phonogram S.A Paris /© 1988 Phonogram. Also available as part of the J'Ai Rendez-Vous Avec Vous - … By Brassens's admission, Bonnafé's influence on his work was enormous: "We were thugs, at fourteen, fifteen, and we started to like poets. A French songwriter and prize-winning poet who was as significant as Bob Dylan in his homeland. Brassens developed an interest in verse and rhyme. Adrien Duouaibe. Dieter Kaiser, a Belgian-German singer who performs in public concerts with the French-German professional guitarist Stéphane Bazire under the name Stéphane & Didier has translated into German language and gathered in a brochure 19 Brassens songs. His friends who heard and liked his songs urged him to go and try them out in a cabaret, café or concert hall. Georges Brassens in concert at the Théâtre national populaire, September–October 1966. He has also set to music poems by both well-known and relatively obscure poets, including Louis Aragon (Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux), Victor Hugo (La Légende de la Nonne, Gastibelza), Paul Verlaine, Jean Richepin, François Villon (La Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis), and Antoine Pol (Les Passantes). Between 1952 and 1976, he recorded fourteen albums that include several popular French songs such as Les copains d'abord, Chanson pour l'Auvergnat, La mauvaise réputation, and Mourir pour des idées. Alphonse Bonnafé, Brassens's ninth-grade teacher, strongly encouraged his apparent gift for poetry and creativity. They would later become close friends. I hadn't transformed it into honey yet.". Consequently, he never learned to read music. Onténiente later became his right-hand man and his private secretary. Many schools, theatres, parks, public gardens, and public places are dedicated to Georges Brassens and his work, including: All of Georges Brassens' studio albums are untitled. Fernande de Georges Brassens par la Légende Brassens. Bienvenue sur la page officielle d'Yves Uzureau, interprète de George Brassens, auteur-compositeur et écrivain. At the same time, he set up the "Prehistoric Party" with Emile Miramont (a friend from Sète nicknamed "Corne d'Auroch" – the horn of an Aurochs, an ancient large bovine species) and André Larue (whom he met in Basdorf), which advocated the return to a more modest way of life, but whose chief purpose was to ridicule the other political parties.

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