I disagree. As a French native speaker, I myself think she's French ( her
La la la is quite good) and the end of the word "magnifique" sounds really
BUT the about the way she pronounces “adore” : it either sounds like a fake
English accent or a real english one...
It’s not Lilo, not Peggy Lee…
A 09:57 07/03/2006 -0500, Alec McLane a écrit :
>Based on some experience with native French speakers, Tom, I think I can
>say that this is not one. She has a better French intonation than many
>American singers, and fakes a good French accent when singing in English,
>but her "la la la's" are as American as apple pie.
>A quick check of WorldCat indicates that Peggy Lee has recorded this. Any
>chance this is her?
>At 08:30 AM 3/7/2006, Tom Fine wrote:
>>I put an MP3 at the above link from a tape I got in, mystery female
>>singer. Yes, this music is not exactly my taste either but here are some
>>1. tape is early 60's type, Scotch 202 or something similar. It's not in
>>great shape, not in terrible shape. 15IPS NAB.
>>2. Not tones or splices, so I think it's a safety. The audio quality is
>>excellent, and it was obviously done in a good studio with good players
>>behind the singer, so I think it was a major record company gig.
>>3. the tape was in a lot of allegedly bulk-erased tapes but the client
>>said it might have come from somewhere else. This 19-minute section,
>>which seems to be an LP side worth of tunes, was spooled onto a 7" reel
>>and was in a plain white box that, based on its condition, was probably
>>later than when the reel was made.
>>4. the tape was fast-wound onto the reel but was tails out. As I said
>>earlier, it played OK and did not have any splices except to paper leader
>>at the head and tail. So I think it's a studio copy or a safety.
>>Any tips as to who's got the nice pipes, please let me know. Based on her
>>spoken and singing parts on other songs, I would say she is native French
>>or French Canadian. Again, this music is not my taste but based on her
>>intonation, the fact that there is a good orchestra behind her with tight
>>arrangements and the way she is mixed clearly out front of the band, I'd
>>say she is a pro and this was a real-deal record company gig.
>>-- Tom Fine
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