created by: Jorge | Mar 16, 2013

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Which version of Soy Rebelde do you prefer?

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  • France's own Jeannette's
  • Puerto Rico's own Iris Chacón

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Mar 16, 2013
 
Ok I like Iris version better because she put in more passion and a bit more agression to such a strong song. The first one was really interesting, because she sung the song in a very melancholic tune and it showed her sadness and her longing to feel better but in her voice it felt like she's given up and she will remain "reberde". I never heard these songs before and I really enjoyed both versions. Thanks for sharing.
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Mar 16, 2013
 
mysterysilence wrote:
Ok I like Iris version better because she put in more passion and a bit more agression to such a strong song. The first one was really interesting, because she sung the song in a very melancholic tune and it showed her sadness and her longing to feel better but in her voice it felt like she's given up and she will remain "reberde". I never heard these songs before and I really enjoyed both versions. Thanks for sharing.
This is the reason I ask for other people's opinion.

Never could have come up with that perception myself.

Jeannette is not known for having a powerful voice. In fact, she tends to "speak" her songs (same as Marlene Dietrich, Sara Montiel, Miguel Bosé, Patxi Andión and many other Europeans).

It became very trendy in the 1960's and 70's, in Europe to sing songs as if these were spoken (especially in France and Italy). Many 1960 and 70's French movies had their theme songs (in spoken music).

Donna Summer, when she was an unknown struggling stage actor (who went to Germany with the Broadway musical Hair) rehearsed the "spoken songs" trend in her first attempt at a solo career and (what do you know), it was an instant hit-I Love to Love You made her famous the world over with her moans, sounds and interjected spoken words. She brought the European trend to the US.

The year was 1975.

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This is the reason I ask for other people's opinion.
Never could have come up with that perception myself.
Jeannette is not known for having a powerful voice. In fact, she tends to "speak" her songs (same as Marlene Dietrich, Sara Montiel, Miguel Bosé, Patxi Andión and many other Europeans).
It became very trendy in the 1960's and 70's, in Europe to sing songs as if these were spoken (especially in France and Italy). Many 1960 and 70's French movies had their theme songs (in spoken music).
Donna Summer, when she was an unknown struggling stage actor (who went to Germany with the Broadway musical Hair) rehearsed the "spoken songs" trend in her first attempt at a solo career and (what do you know), it was an instant hit-I Love to Love You made her famous the world over with her moans, sounds and interjected spoken words. She brought the European trend to the US.
The year was 1975.
That's very interesting, I love music when I listen to a song I like to hear that emotion that whether or not I can relate to it, the singer sets a stage where I can feel what that person is saying. Funny how times have change now its more about having that powerhouse voice more than a softer vague tune.
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<quoted text> That's very interesting, I love music when I listen to a song I like to hear that emotion that whether or not I can relate to it, the singer sets a stage where I can feel what that person is saying. Funny how times have change now its more about having that powerhouse voice more than a softer vague tune.
Then check out French songstress Claudine Longet's version of Paul Muriat's Love is Blue (whose instrumental version became an instant hit all over the world in 1967).

www.youtube.com/watch...
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Sorry about that:

this IS Cladine Longet.

www.youtube.com/watch...

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Sorry about that:
this IS Cladine Longet.
www.youtube.com/watch...
Beautiful, the song sounds very peaceful but her lyrics were indeed very sad. Very nice loved it
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<quoted text> Beautiful, the song sounds very peaceful but her lyrics were indeed very sad. Very nice loved it
Nice, juicy gossip about Ms. Longet.

She came to the US when she married US pop star Andy Williams (when he was at the top of his fame).

After divorcing Williams, she became a very wealthy recluse in Vail, Colorado (especially during the ski season).

One day, while breaking up with her ski instructor (after a torrid affair which made headlines due to the exposure of the scandalous use of drugs and sexual orgies among the super rich, ski jet set in the US)- the guy was murdered inside Ms. Longet's mansion (after having a heated argument with her).

This was back in the 1980's, up until this day-the case remains "cold".

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Nice, juicy gossip about Ms. Longet.
She came to the US when she married US pop star Andy Williams (when he was at the top of his fame).
After divorcing Williams, she became a very wealthy recluse in Vail, Colorado (especially during the ski season).
One day, while breaking up with her ski instructor (after a torrid affair which made headlines due to the exposure of the scandalous use of drugs and sexual orgies among the super rich, ski jet set in the US)- the guy was murdered inside Ms. Longet's mansion (after having a heated argument with her).
This was back in the 1980's, up until this day-the case remains "cold".
Now that's a scandal. Thanks for the details that is crazy wow
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<quoted text> Now that's a scandal. Thanks for the details that is crazy wow
You may be wondering how do I know so much about 1950's songbirds, if I was just an infant in 1959, when Andy Williams hit it big and married Longet.

The thing is that my best friend's Dad used to buy him the "records" he wanted to listen (in my buddy's system) and my own Dad did the same for me.

So, both of us (little kids) while singing our azzes away with the 60's "bubblegum music" of the Archies and the Monkees...LOL, all of a sudden would break into Frank Sinatra's Strangers In The Night....LOL (two little kids singing Sinatra while playing chess...LOL)..it was funny, back then and is even funnier, now...LOL

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You may be wondering how do I know so much about 1950's songbirds, if I was just an infant in 1959, when Andy Williams hit it big and married Longet.
The thing is that my best friend's Dad used to buy him the "records" he wanted to listen (in my buddy's system) and my own Dad did the same for me.
So, both of us (little kids) while singing our azzes away with the 60's "bubblegum music" of the Archies and the Monkees...LOL, all of a sudden would break into Frank Sinatra's Strangers In The Night....LOL (two little kids singing Sinatra while playing chess...LOL)..it was funny, back then and is even funnier, now...LOL
That's great, yea I did notice the different types of music choices I was wondering where did you dig those songs from LOL. Playing chess as a little boy while singing Frank Sinatra that's classic LOL. Nice

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