1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: French
  4. >
  5. 1940s songs in French??

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josieisast

1940s songs in French??

Does anyone know how to find 1940s Andrews sisters songs in French?? I love their music and would love to hear it in French as well...

July 9, 2020

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josieisast

Thank you! I love their voices, they were so charming.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vabelie

Their voices, their harmonies, and their smiles :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/High_Priestess

Maybe try a youtube search, they have everything. Yes, songs from that era would probably be wonderful to listen to. I know of a nice German song from those days, but not French.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SchubertNo21

Particularly Charle Frenez and of course Édith Piaf , the sparrow.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IBelieveDuoHasSh

Did you mean Charles Trenet?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FerEtayoRguez

I know it's not the same, but maybe check out Les Sœurs Étienne. They have a similar vibe and are contemporary, although they lack that boogie-woogie je ne sais quoi.

Also, try editing your post to move it to the French forums; you may have better luck there! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vabelie

Excellent idea! Les Sœurs Étienne are definitively similar!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DrArchieRag

You might be interested in songs by the Avalon Jazz Band, who perform 1930s and 40s songs in French. Here are a couple of examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4zOi8h-Uds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OddALnXIhkE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josieisast

You are certainly very talented! Thank you!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DrArchieRag

Just translated another Avalon Jazz Band song into English, it's "Bonjour Sourire" ("Hello Smile").

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/bonjour-sourire-hello-smile.html


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moogy
  • 1357

Zaz did an album of songs written about Paris down the years. Some great songs with fantastic lyrics. Here's a link to start you off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4EeIG6waMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuOu83-MMrg

Good luck

Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.