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Blossoms will run away -
Cakes reign but a Day.
But Memory like Melody,
Is pink eternally
(Emily Dickinson)


Here are 5 songs by the little known but fantastic singer Gribouille.
Born Marie-France Gaîté (1941 - 1968), she was better known as Gribouille, for her passion of drawing on the streets of Paris, when she came first as a teenager in the French capital.
There, she met Jean Cocteau who got her work singing in a cabaret.

Several famous composers wrote songs for her, often compared to Barbara, she recorded 9 45 rpm records and 4 albums.
She died in Paris, at the age of only 26, for unknow reasons (suicide, alcohol, medications...). She was buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux in Montrouge, near Paris.
Rediscoverd recently (there are 2 CDs of her work on sale), she has many followers on the net.
Enjoy Gribouille's great style!
My montage: 2 sad songs (the first one, "If you knew, Paris, how you look", about a lover who left, the second one, "The round dances", about a childhood without games and the idea of suicide)

Le marin et la rose

Les militaires


Les rondes

Si tu savais Paris

Mourir demain

Elle t'attend

1 comment:

Brebis Gall said...

merveilleuse Gribouille, elle aurait eu une carrière à la Barbara, sinon !