History Music / JacquesBrel

14th Feb '17 11:29:06 AM Saveelich
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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.

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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French Francophone music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.
3rd Dec '16 1:35:37 PM Xtifr
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'''Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.

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'''Jacques Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' Brel (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.
23rd Nov '16 12:13:31 PM Saveelich
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'''Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps"... are also well known.

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'''Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps"...Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.
26th Jul '16 2:52:14 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* HypercompetentSidekick: His accordionist Marcel Azzola, one of the best players of the instrument of his time. His insane show-stealing speed in Vesoul has led Brel to the iconic exclamation ''Chauffe, Marcel, chauffe'' (heat it up, Marcel, heat it up!), which even has entered the French language as an idiom.
25th Jun '16 12:44:44 PM Silverblade2
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* SequelSong: "Les bonbons 67" to the '64 song.


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* SingerNamedrop: "Grand Jacques", "Jacky" and coupled with SelfDeprecation in "Les bonbon 67" ("I've lost the Brussels accent. Besides nobody has that accent anymore. Except for Brel on the television").
26th Mar '16 8:18:19 AM Silverblade2
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* NonAppearingTitle: "Le Moribond" (The Dying Man) being about the narrator.
13th Feb '16 5:39:55 AM Silverblade2
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* MotorMouth: "La Valse a Mille Temps" (The Waltz With A Thousand Beats) by the last verse.
25th Jan '16 10:03:16 AM Silverblade2
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* TrrrillingRrrs: His signature style.
10th Apr '15 3:05:16 AM Patachou
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** "Orly" takes place at the airport in Orly, Paris, where he observes a couple saying goodbye to each other.
10th Apr '15 2:00:52 AM Patachou
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* LocationSong: Brel has quite a few of these:
** "Amsterdam": a song about the Dutch capital city. Brel depicts the sleazy life of sailors there. Music/DavidBowie covered it later on his album ''Music/PinUps''.
** "Bruxelles", a song about how the Belgian capital Brussels was once full of life. The song ends on a depressing note when the music slowly but surely loses all of its cheeriness and comes to a halt, signifying the city nowadays is only a shadow of its former self.
** "Il Neige Sur Liège": A song where Brel observes snow falling down on the Belgian city Liége and reflects his dreams are also being covered with snow nowadays.
** "Les Marquises: During the final years of his life Brel lived on the Marquesas Isles in French Polynesia. Before he died "Les Marquises" was his final recorded song. It reflects on the simple, carefree life of the local people there who don't worry about the problems of the modern world.
** "Mon Père Disait": Brel sings how his father told him that London is actually a piece of the Belgian city Bruges that floated away.
** "Vésoul": A song about a nagging couple who want to travel to several different places, but can never decide where exactly they want to go. The French place Vésoul is only of the many locations mentioned.
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