Les Compagnons de la Chanson

My dad was actually part French-Canadian but my mother has strong Greek roots that tended to overrun the culture in my home. My roomie is French-Canadian so it’s been nice to revisit some of the music and traditions. Although the group isn’t French Canadian, this is a French speaking album about Canada.

Les Compagnons De La Chanson were a French vocal group from Lyon, France, founded during World War II. Before 1946, they were part of a larger choir. The group met Edith Piaf first in 1944, and performed in German occupied Paris.

Some of the group’s biggest hits were “Tom Dooley”, “Kalinka” and “The Three Bells (The Jimmy Brown Song)”. Les Compagnons De La Chanson made over 350 records and undertook around 300 concerts per year. Their final concert was in 1985.


Au Canada

Les Compagnons de la Chanson

Side One

Que C’est Triste Venise
La Costa Brava
Nitchevo! Nitchevo!
Entends Ce Message
Y’a Rien a Faire

Side Two

Au Printemps Tu Reviendras
Les Dix Petits Freres
Mon Espagnole
Mets Ton Chapeau
Quelqu’un D’autre Que Moi

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