Sunday, 3 October 2010

Autumn...Fall...Falling Leaves.

I love Autumn. They say leaves die in red and gold, so we can enjoy their beauty...

So to celebrate the beauty of Autumn and the love that has been gathered like dead leaves...I am going to post some of my favorite versions of Autumn Leaves or Feuilles Mortes. The Original text is based on a French poem by Prevert.

I would have loved to upload all the videos here, am greedy, holding on to Falling Leaves, but I can't do that...I simply have to let them go...

There is no chronological order of preferences - each leaf is beautiful in itself...(almost always).

Autumn Leaves, Falling Leaves, Feuilles Mortes.

Edith Piaf ( France - Eternal Love)

Yves Montand (France - Masculine Love)

Juliette Greco (France- Love Fatale)

Fran├žoise Hardy (France- Minimalistic Love)

Patricia Kaas (France - Yearning Love)

Dalida (Italy, Egypt, France - Sultry Love)

Andrea Bocelli (Italy - Exuberant Love)

Enrique Guzman ( Venezuela/Mexico - Sentimental Love)

Paschalis  (Greece - Philosophical Love)

Nana Mouskouri  (Greece/France - Proper/Clean Love)

Fairuz  (Lebanon - Mythical Love)

Ilham Al-Madfai (Iraq -  Destroyed Forgotten Love )

Tony Kaldas (Egypt/Lebanon - Lost Promised Love)

Warda Al-Jazeaeria (Algeria/Egypt - Warm Love)

Melis Bilen  (Turkey - Idealized Love)

Helena Velikanova  (USSR - Red Nostalgic Love)

Vigdis Wisur  (Norway - Timid Love)

Shiina Ringo (Japan - Measured Love)

Tom Jones ( England - Predator Love)

Joan Baez (USA- Limpid Love)

Eva Cassidy (USA- Broken Hearted Love)

Doris Day (USA - Naive Love)

Grace Jones (USA/Jamaica - Unconventional Love)

Iggy Pop (USA - Hard/Soft Punk Love)

Nat King Cole (USA - Hopeful Love)

John Mathis (USA - Unrecognized Love)

Frank Sinatra (USA - Illusory Love)

Pat Boone (USA - Limp Love)

Barbara Streisand (USA - Constipated Love)

Sarah Vaughan (USA - Wild Love)

Cannonball Adderley with Miles Davis (USA - Magical Jazzy Love)

Chet Baker with Paul Desmond (USA - No Nonsense Love)

Keith Jarret  (USA - Sophisticated Love)

Bill Evans Trio  (USA - Pragmatic,Punctual  Love)

Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie (Canada/USA - Suave, Rich Love)

Stan Getz (Brazil - Smooth Sensual Love)


As autumns leaves begin to fall.........


A special Thanks to my Twitter fellows, who helped me pick a few leaves on the way...