7/12/2009 Bonjour Minnesota

 

Tonight's program celebrates Bastille Day or the French Independence Day, which is July 14. The Bastille Prison was stormed on July 14, 1789, marking the end of the monarchy. Caryl and Olaf are joined by Louise Dillery who tells of her memories of July 14 when she was a girl in Paris before WWII.
The national anthem, the Marseillaise, is played in many versions while other music from the past and the present sing a variety of songs about the holiday.

Playlist Tracks: 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra - la Marseillaise
Album: RFI compilation; Label: RFI (Radio France Internationale)
Swarovski Musik Wattens - la Marseillaise
Album: RFI compilation; Label: RFI compilation
Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes Et Caetera
Album: RFI compilation; Label: RFI Compilation
Volo - Allons Enfants
Album: RFI compilation; Label: RFI
Edith Piaf - Le Ca Ira
Album: Edith Piaf 1153012; Label: EMI France
Philippe Clay - Bleu, Blanc, Rouge
Album: RFI compilation; Label: RFI
Edith Piaf - Le Diable a la Bastille
Album: The World of Piaf; Label: Odeon LP SURL 20592
Nana Mouskouri - Je Chante Avec Toi Liberte
Album: Je Chante Avec Toi Liberte; Label: Phillips 812 861 2
Francis Lemarque - Bal, Petit Bal
Album: Anthologie de la Chanson Francaise 1950; Label: EPM
Jo Privat - Java Manouche
Album: RFI compilation; Label: RFI
Air Date: 
July 12, 2009

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