7/1/2014 Bonjour Minnesota

 

Today is Canada Day, when Canadians celebrate the joining of different provinces into one great country.  Our playlist featured mainly songs in French by French-Canadian

artists.  At the end of the program, there was a brief discussion of the French aristocrat, le Marquis de Lafayette, who fought in the American Revolutionary War.  He so loved

America and supported her independence from Britain, that he obtained money from the French king to help the new democracy.  He named his son, George Washington

Lafayette, and sent him to live with the Washingtons for a year.  At his death,  Lafayette was buried in Paris with earth from Bunker Hill covering his grave.

Final Songs:  The Star-Spangled Banner and the last was Ray Charles singing America the Beautiful.

Playlist Tracks: 
Céline Dion - Incognito
Album: Incognito; Label: Columbia
Céline Dion - Lolita
Album: Incognito; Label: Columbia
Céline Dion - S'il Suffisait d'Aimer
Album: S'il Suffisait d'Aimer; Label: Columbia
Le Vent du Nord - Le Vieux Cheval
Album: Dans les Airs; Label: Boréalis
Le Vent du Nord - Le Berger
Album: Dans les Airs; Label: Boréalis
De Temps Antan - La Turlutte du Rotoculteur
Album: Les Habits de Papier; Label: Music Action Canada
De Temps Antan - La Maison Renforcée
Album: Les Habits de Papier; Label: Music Action Canada
De Temps Antan - Adieu Marguerite
Album: Les Habits de Papier; Label: Music Action Canada
David Francey - Weather Vane
Album: So Say We All; Label: Red House Records
David Francey - So Say We All
Album: So Say We All; Label: Red House Records
Le Vent du Nord - Lettre à Durham
Album: Tromper le Temps; Label: Boréalis Records
Le Vent du Nord - Adieu Marie
Album: Tromper le Temps; Label: Boréalis Records
De Temps Antan - Mépriseuse de Garçons
Album: Ce Monde Ici-Bas; Label: L'ABE
De Temps Antan - Matin d'Hiver
Album: Ce Monde Ici-Bas; Label: L'ABE
Ruth Moody - Dancing In the Dark
Album: These Wilder Things; Label: Red House Records
Ruth Moody - Nothing Without Love
Album: These Wilder Things; Label: Red House Records
Hart Rouge - La Belle S'Est Endormie
Album: Histoire de Famille; Label: Red House Records
Vienna State Opera Orchestra - O Canada
Album: National Anthems of the World; Label: CLUCC-cd88
Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Star Spangled Banner
Album: National Anthems of the World; Label: CLUCC-cd88
Ray Charles - America The Beautiful
Album: Genius-The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection; Label: Concord Records
Air Date: 
July 1, 2014

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