Friday, June 04, 2010

In Memoriam: La Bolduc

This Canadian Heritage Moment tells it all, better than I could...

I had never heard of La Bolduc - born on this day in 1894 - until this spot began appearing on Canadian television some years back; I have since downloaded many of her songs and I love them to bits, as much as my Edith Piaf in fact, a singer to whom she's been frequently compared.

So, in the interest of injecting a little regional flavour into the inevitable process of globalization, here is Quebec's Depression-era songbird herself, singing Ça va venir découragez-vous pas, originally recorded in September 1930.
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