Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Saddest Music in the World

There is some pretty sad music in Guy Maddin's film of that name, with Isabella Rosellini as the Beer Baroness with a glass leg full of beer, but I submit that this is the one of the saddest songs that was ever recorded (in France in 1934), released on CD as part of a compilation of French Accordion Musette music from Fremeux and Associates, Accordeon 1925-1942, Vol. 2. The singer is Edgar Detrait, who can actually yodel sadly. The accordianist is someone named Grock. Actually someone told me once it sounds like Edith Piaf Yodelling, and I can see the connection.

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