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Eva – Où vont les fleurs? (Where Have All the Flowers Gone?) 1965.

 

Eva Killutat was born in Berlin in 1943 and died in Montreal in March 2020. On the stage she was simply Eva, she was a very popular singer in both German and French and had a career in Europe and in the Café of Paris, She then came to Canada and was immensely popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Her voice suited the times and the culture of the counter culture, anti-war, peace movement. I remember her and those songs. This song was translated into English.

This being the 15 August, it is the National Day of the Acadian people who established themselves in 1604 all over the Maritime Provinces until their mass deportation by British troops mostly from the 13 colonies in New England in 1755.

It is also Ferragosto the start of the Summer vacation for many Europeans but Italians in particular. A time of year when we drove from Rome to Pesaro on the Adriatic to attend the Rossini Festival and enjoy the seaside.

The weather today turned from hot and humid to cool and breezy announcing the end of Summer. This happens here every year like clockwork, still very pleasant around 22 C but tonight it is going down to 14 C which is definitely fresh.

My second choice of music is the old song, Georgia on my Mind by a famous singer who unfortunately died young of diabetes, Mildred Bailey. A 1941 recording.