Saturday, 27 April 2013
Juliette Greco and Feist: La Javanaise
A clip of a unique performance featuring two singers from very different generations, Juliette Greco and Feist.
The song was written by Serge Gainsbourg for Greco who originally released the song in 1963.
I came across this video while working on a longer piece about Gainsbourg for the Institut français in London's Culturethèque website, and thought it too good not to give it a mention here.
Greco is of course one of the most iconic female singers in French chanson, her career spanning the decades from the 1940s
to the present day, her work and life involving many of the most significant cultural names in 20th century France and beyond.
Sharp-eyed viewers will also be able to spot Chilly Gonzales on piano.