Georges Brassens Essentials

Georges Brassens Essentials

This late French troubadour became one of France's most revered postwar artists by setting witty works of poetry—both his and others'—to elegant, mischievous guitar music. Emerging from the horrors of WWII with strong anarchist sensibilities, Brassens cultivated a dark and humourous style of chanson, weaving subtext-laden stanzas into bobbing acoustic rhythms—music that sounded charming on the surface, but roiled with cutting observations on politics, society, and government. Discover the works that have made him such an influential figure, in France and beyond.

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