- Album name: Une Selecton “La Fine Fleur”
- Artist name: Jacques Bertin
- Year: 1964
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Disques Alvares
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Who owned it: As with Garlick by Hugues Aufray, this is French, so it must have been owned by my mother, the family’s only Francophone.
- Buy it on Amazon: £13.00
Level of familiarity before listening
I don’t know anything about this.
What I expected
What it was actually like
This was, in fact, folk. All of the songs consisted of a French guy singing in French while playing an acoustic guitar (which was probably also French). None of the songs struck me as particularly catchy, but folk music isn’t usually about catchiness, and is more about the lyrics, which I couldn’t understand because they were all in French. I again felt like Ghost Dog.
There was not really a best song, but I did think that Un Grand Chale Lilas was the most boring.
Several of these songs also reminded me of Israeli popular folk music from the same era.
3/5: interesting, but not for me