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Monday, June 6, 2011

A little bit country (way too much in fact)

Today's song challenge category is a song that reminds you of somewhere. Again there are lots of song that remind me of one or more places. I decided to go with a song that reminds me not only of a town, but of the good times to be had there. I lived 4 years in a town called Mont de Marsan in the South-West of France (grades 7 to 10) and then visited for a few summers after that as I had a really close group of friends still living there (I was an air force brat!). In this town, every summer, a major one-week-long street party called Les Fêtes de la Madeleine takes place with music, dancing and lots of drinking all over the streets (along with corridas during the day). The few times I participated in this party, one song was always played, year after year. This song I can still hear at parties here in North America and it always makes me think of how we dance to it: everybody joined both hands with someone and created a sort of arch and two by two, crouching, we would dance down the middle under the arms of others (does that make sense...?). As it was in the streets, there were hundreds of people involved. Lots of fun!!
Without further ado, I give you the song in question: Cotton High Joe!!


Anne-Laure said...

This one reminds two places at the same time:
- my car, since it's the first song of my playlist (begins by A!), and so I listen to it every morning while bringing my son to school (he loves it, doesn't want me to skip it!)
- My early years in Canada, it was the soundtrack of the very first ballet I performed when I was 7 years old!

A fifth of Beethoven (Discoooooooo!)

Anne-Laure said...

And here's for Yves' choice: it reminds him Ireland, where he's already been 4 times, a country he's really fond of.

"The Foggy Dew" is an irish revolution song, and this version sung by Sinead O'Connor and performed by the Chieftains is just stunning.


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