History Music / JacquesBrel

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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.
19th Feb '15 5:50:50 AM Patachou
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Brel came from a Flemish bourgeoisie family. He had a dull youth in the shadow of the Catholic Church and narrow minded civilians. His early work was rather naive and preachy and in Paris people ridiculed his Belgian accent. Brel then changed his style by switching over to more mature subject matter and a standard French pronunciation. This made him a success both in his own country and soon in the entire world. Despite often referring to his fatherland Brel's music is both timeless and universal. He is the closest Belgium ever came to having a masterful lyricist of international stature à la Music/BobDylan. His native French tongue made his songs a bit more difficult to understand for other languages, but luckily his work has been CoveredUp by artists as varied as Music/FrankSinatra, Music/NinaSimone, Music/ScottWalker and Music/DavidBowie. Most music fans in the English speaking world will known him from Terry Jacks' TranslatedCoverVersion "Seasons in the Sun", which is a sentimental and ludicrously bowdlerised English cover of Brel's powerful "Le Moribond".

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Brel came from a Flemish bourgeoisie family. He had a dull youth in the shadow of the Catholic Church and narrow minded civilians. His early work was rather naive and preachy and in Paris people ridiculed his Belgian accent. Brel then changed his style by switching over to more mature subject matter and a standard French pronunciation. This made him a success both in his own country and soon in the entire world. Despite often referring to his fatherland Brel's music is both timeless and universal. He is the closest Belgium ever came to having a masterful lyricist of international stature à la Music/BobDylan. His native French tongue made his songs a bit more difficult to understand for other languages, but luckily his work has been CoveredUp by artists as varied as Music/FrankSinatra, Music/FrankSinatra ("If You Go Away", a cover of "Ne Me Quitte Pas" on ''Music/MyWay''), Music/NinaSimone, Music/ScottWalker and Music/DavidBowie. Most music fans in the English speaking world will known him from Terry Jacks' TranslatedCoverVersion "Seasons in the Sun", which is a sentimental and ludicrously bowdlerised English cover of Brel's powerful "Le Moribond".
25th Jan '15 5:27:02 PM Patachou
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Brel came from a Flemish bourgeoisie family. He had a dull youth in the shadow of the Catholic Church and narrow minded civilians. His early work was rather naive and preachy and in Paris people ridiculed his Belgian accent. Brel then changed his style by switching over to more mature subject matter and a standard French pronunciation. This made him a success both in his own country and soon in the entire world. Despite often referring to his fatherland Brel's music is both timeless and universal. He is the closest Belgium ever came to having a masterful lyricist of international stature à la BobDylan. His native French tongue made his songs a bit more difficult to understand for other languages, but luckily his work has been CoveredUp by artists as varied as Music/FrankSinatra, Music/NinaSimone, Music/ScottWalker and Music/DavidBowie. Most music fans in the English speaking world will known him from Terry Jacks' TranslatedCoverVersion "Seasons in the Sun", which is a sentimental and ludicrously bowdlerised English cover of Brel's powerful "Le Moribond".

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Brel came from a Flemish bourgeoisie family. He had a dull youth in the shadow of the Catholic Church and narrow minded civilians. His early work was rather naive and preachy and in Paris people ridiculed his Belgian accent. Brel then changed his style by switching over to more mature subject matter and a standard French pronunciation. This made him a success both in his own country and soon in the entire world. Despite often referring to his fatherland Brel's music is both timeless and universal. He is the closest Belgium ever came to having a masterful lyricist of international stature à la BobDylan.Music/BobDylan. His native French tongue made his songs a bit more difficult to understand for other languages, but luckily his work has been CoveredUp by artists as varied as Music/FrankSinatra, Music/NinaSimone, Music/ScottWalker and Music/DavidBowie. Most music fans in the English speaking world will known him from Terry Jacks' TranslatedCoverVersion "Seasons in the Sun", which is a sentimental and ludicrously bowdlerised English cover of Brel's powerful "Le Moribond".



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** In his scathing anti-Flemish nationalistic song "Les F..." Brel sings: "Et quand des Chinois cultivés me demande d' où que je suis, je réponds fatigués et avec des larmes sous dents: ''Ik ben van Luxembourg''. (''And when cultivated Chinese ask me from where I from, I respond tired and with tears between my teeth: "I am from UsefulNotes/{{Luxemburg}}".)''

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** In his scathing anti-Flemish nationalistic song "Les F..." Brel sings: "Et quand des Chinois cultivés me demande d' où que je suis, je réponds fatigués et avec des larmes sous dents: ''Ik ben van Luxembourg''. (''And when cultivated Chinese ask me from where I from, I respond tired and with tears between my teeth: "I am from UsefulNotes/{{Luxemburg}}".UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}}".)''



* BlasphemousBoast: Brel sang a lot of them

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