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Voltera, Italy.   Historic town in Tuscany, dating back to the Etruscans.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Volterra, Italy. Historic town in Tuscany, dating back to the Etruscans. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

 

ISABELLE FONTAINE      “Roses of Picardy”

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In a country churchyard, the last rose of summer. Cirque la Popie, southwestern France. By Paul Goldfinger. © Blogfinger.net

In a country churchyard, the last rose of summer. St.-Cirq- Lapopie, southwestern France. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Silver gelatin print. Blogfinger.net.  Click to enlarge.  Reposted from one year ago. August 18,  2015.

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

By Thomas Gray

“The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea,
The plowman homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me.”

JOHN RUTTER:   (“Blow,blow thou winter wind.”)

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Place des Vosges, Marais District of Paris. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. © Undated. Blogfinger staff.

Place des Vosges, Marais District of Paris. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. © Undated. Blogfinger staff.

ANITA O’DAY

 

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Left Bank, Paris. Musée D'orsay Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Left Bank, Paris. Musée d’Orsay.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge

FRANCOIS PARISI  from the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris

“Ballad du Paris”

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Paris.  By Paul Goldfinger. c.1995. ©

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger. c.1995. ©    Click to enlarge.

CYRUS CHESTNUT.  “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” from his album A Million Colors in Your Mind.

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ANGELIQUE KIDJO with the PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND.

Edith Piaf the French chanteuse wrote “La Vie en Rose” in the 1940’s, and she made it a hit.  In 2007 a movie was made about her which also was called “La Vie en Rose.”  On Blogfinger we try to find new versions of old songs . This is an American/African collaboration on this classic French song.

The version below is from an album called Preservation which was done in New Orleans to benefit the Preservation Hall and its music.   Angelique Kidjo is from Benin, and she is fluent in English, French and Swahili.

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Loire Valley, France. Prosper Bellizia photograph,. August, 2015. Blogfinger.net ©

Loire Valley, France. Prosper Bellizia photograph,. August, 2015. Blogfinger.net ©

Blogfinger contest.  At the end of the song are some bits of a huge big band hit in the forties.  Lois Whitaker wins a prize at Seasons General Store at 69 Main Ave. for identifying Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood. “——P.G.

BEATLES

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Loire Valley, Chambord, France. Grand Chateau. By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. © 8/16/15

Loire Valley, Chambord, France. Grand Chateau. By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. © 8/16/15

MADELEINE PEYROUX:

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Paris. By Chaim Kanner.

Paris. By Chaim Kanner.  Click to enlarge

I bought this from the photographer when he was selling prints on a staircase leading to a brownstone in NYC. I think it’s wonderful, so I am featuring it again after showing it and writing about Chaim Kanner 6 months ago.  Go to the link and take the video tour of Paris:

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Here is a different song to accompany this image. It is by Cyrille Aimée and Diego Figuerido (guitar) called Que Rest-t’ll. Cyrille is a 30 year old jazz singer from France who is now based in Brooklyn.

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Tuscany, Italy.    By Paul  Goldfinger.  Silver gelatin print. ©

Tuscany, Italy. By Paul Goldfinger. Silver gelatin print. ©

Soundtrack of Everyone Says I Love You. Sung by Woody Allen.   Dick Hyman, music director.

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