24th March 2015: Madeleine Chartrand – J’ai Du Bon Tabac

Language – French

Translation – I have good Tobacco

That’s a strange title for a children’s song!  Oh well, I guess kids have always smoked…but hey, what a rockin’ version by French-Canadian singer and actor Madeleine Chartrand!  The video is pretty cool too, coming from the film “Où Êtes-vous Donc?” (Where Are You Then?) – you can read about that here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284376/.

Madeleine Chartrand seems to have had a penchant for reworking kids / folk tunes in a gloriously psychedelic way.  A video of ‘Ani Kuni’, the song of hers you may be more familiar with, is below (many thanks to @musicography who kindly introduced me to this track). There is an interesting blog that has a translation of this beautiful Native American song here: http://hiptran.typepad.com/blog/2009/05/ani-kuni-everywhere.html


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