Below is my poetic translation of ‘Les Bigotes’ by Jacques Brel. Particular attention has been paid to keeping the rhyme and flow of the piece while retaining the poetic origins of the French lyric.
David Bowie’s fascination with the songs of Jacques Brel led him to cover a number of Brel songs, as well as influenced his musical and performance choices.
Here’s Volume Two in my series of English language Jacques Brel covers!
While working towards my ambition of translating the music of Jacques Brel, I began recording in an attempt to update Brel’s music for a modern, English-speaking audience…
Jacques Brel is one of the most covered French language singers of all time. In this list are my top five covers of Jacques Brel’s music.
Here are my highly subjective thoughts about Brel’s best (and worst) albums! To rank the albums, each track was scored out of 5, and then the total score was divided by the amount of tracks on the album, and a point was taken or added depending on the album’s overall consistency.
Jacques Brel autographs pop up every now and then online or in auctions, and a lot of money can be spent on collecting them.
When you’re a big fan of two of the most influential artists of the 20th century (and perhaps all time?) you start reading too much into their similarities…
Who is Jacques Brel? How did he become a singer? Where is he now?