Jacques Brel La Foire 1953 English subtitles

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In February 1953 Jacques Brel was just short of 24 years old when he made his first record, La Foire (The Fair) as the A side of a 78T ( RPM) for Phillips in Belgium. An upbeat musetta's waltz of his own composition accompanied primarily by an accordion, it's bursting with youthful exuberance, optimism and love of life.
While the video can't take you to that fair in Belgium, it will take you to Coney Island, New York, in 1952 with a clips from a prize winning short movie by Joseph Burstyn and Co. (in the public domain). Thanks once again to philipchek of Paris and of YouTube for helping with the translation of this song.

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tres belle video
By Jean-pierre Rocher 3 years ago