Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bastille Day is Serge Gainsbourg day

Here is the great man in 1979 with his version of “La Marseillaise”, recorded in Jamaica with Sly and Robbie as rhythm section and the I-Threes (Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths) who were maybe the Jamaican equivalent of the Sweet Inspirations:

And here is the dub version.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Oh, le smoking! Le chain smoking! Those were the days when cigarettes were cool and, man, were they cool! But, now, all I want to do is deconstruct the text/visuals of the video. Mad, eh?