A Propos | Nov 18, 2012 | 54:00

November 18 & 24, 2012

As part of CBC Music's Guitar Month, A Propos presents a two-part series featuring guitar-driven songs from Quebec and the French world. On this edition of A Propos, hear some of Quebec's most brilliant guitar players as well as francophone songs that feature great guitar playing. Discover the guitarist who had a huge influence on host Jim Corcoran when he first heard him in the 1970s as well as the electric guitar solo that got him fascinated by visceral amplified electric guitar.

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A Propos - December 30 2012 & January 5 2013Dec 30, 2012 | 53:58A Propos December 30 2012 & January 5 2013 Audio
A Propos December 30 2012 & January 5 2013 Dec 30, 2012 | 53:58Over the years, the many songs translated by host Jim Corcoran have become an essential feature on this program. Since the beginning of A Propos, 25 years ago, he has translated over 500 songs to help you discover the poetry of the lyrics of some of the French world's best songs. And today, you'll hear a collection of his most recent ones.
A Propos - December 23 & 29, 2012Dec 23, 2012 | 53:59A Propos December 23 & 29, 2012 Audio
A Propos December 23 & 29, 2012 Dec 23, 2012 | 53:59Dancing is a natural, spontaneous, cathartic, sometimes tribal, total body and soul human experience. On this edition of A Propos, you'll likely be moving your body to the irresistible rhythms of some French party music. Hear amazing party music from some of the francophone world's best artists.
A Propos - December 22, 2012Dec 22, 2012 | 53:59A Propos December 22, 2012 Audio
A Propos December 22, 2012 Dec 22, 2012 | 53:59This time of year can be chaotic and even exhausting. A Propos would like to offer you a peaceful moment, a breather during the holiday blitz. Enjoy a brief musical break from the whirlwind of festivities with soothing francophone songs.
A Propos - December 9 & 15, 2012Dec 9, 2012 | 53:59A Propos December 9 & 15, 2012 Audio
A Propos December 9 & 15, 2012 Dec 9, 2012 | 53:59For the very first time, Jim Corcoran has a co-host on A Propos! Maïa Davies is a member of the band Ladies of the Canyon and she recently released a new solo CD featuring mostly French songs, called Heritage. She also enjoys translating French lyrics and when host Jim Corcoran heard one of her translations when she was a guest on our program, he was floored and excited. So he asked her to come back with more translations. Hear them together translating the lyrics of some of Quebec's most interesting songwriters.
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "La fin de l'homme" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:15A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "La fin de l'homme" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "La fin de l'homme" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:15Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "La fin de l'homme"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Drôle de personne" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:28A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Drôle de personne" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Drôle de personne" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:28Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Drôle de personne"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Roule" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 0:42A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Roule" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Roule" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 0:42Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Roule"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "La collision" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:08A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "La collision" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "La collision" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:08Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's "La collision"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Imparfait" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:00A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Imparfait" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Imparfait" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:00Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Imparfait"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Je poursuis mon bonheur" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 1:03A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Je poursuis mon bonheur" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Je poursuis mon bonheur" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 1:03Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Je poursuis mon bonheur"
A Propos - Daniel Bélanger's "Dans un spoutnik" translated by Jim CorcoranDec 2, 2012 | 0:59A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Dans un spoutnik" translated by Jim Corcoran Audio
A Propos Daniel Bélanger's "Dans un spoutnik" translated by Jim Corcoran Dec 2, 2012 | 0:59Jim Corcoran translates Daniel Bélanger's song "Dans un spoutnik"
A Propos - December 2 & 8, 2012Dec 2, 2012 | 54:01A Propos December 2 & 8, 2012 Audio
A Propos December 2 & 8, 2012 Dec 2, 2012 | 54:01This week, we feature one of the all-time finest and most successful singer-songwriters from Quebec, Daniel Bélanger. When A Propos was first broadcast 25 years ago, he was writing his first songs. Everything he has touched since then has turned to gold...or to double platinum! A genuinely creative artist who has been an essential part of A Propos for most of the last 25 years. You'll hear some of host Jim Corcoran's favourite translations as well as a new song from his soon to be released album.
A Propos - November 25 & December 1, 2012Nov 25, 2012 | 53:59A Propos November 25 & December 1, 2012 Audio
A Propos November 25 & December 1, 2012 Nov 25, 2012 | 53:59As part of CBC Radio 2's Guitar Month, A Propos celebrates the guitar, all kinds of guitars. Discover many fine guitar players from Quebec and from around the French world. We're not featuring only hot licks and wild solos -- although we did find a few -- but we are looking for attitude and the signature use of this very versatile instrument. Join host Jim Corcoran to hear remarkable guitar-driven songs.
A Propos - November 18 & 24, 2012Nov 18, 2012 | 54:00A Propos November 18 & 24, 2012 Audio
A Propos November 18 & 24, 2012 Nov 18, 2012 | 54:00As part of CBC Music's Guitar Month, A Propos presents a two-part series featuring guitar-driven songs from Quebec and the French world. On this edition of A Propos, hear some of Quebec's most brilliant guitar players as well as francophone songs that feature great guitar playing. Discover the guitarist who had a huge influence on host Jim Corcoran when he first heard him in the 1970s as well as the electric guitar solo that got him fascinated by visceral amplified electric guitar.
A Propos - November 11 & 17, 2012Nov 11, 2012 | 53:59A Propos November 11 & 17, 2012 Audio
A Propos November 11 & 17, 2012 Nov 11, 2012 | 53:59Singer songwriter Yann Perreau just released a new album featuring unpublished lyrics of poet Claude Péloquin - one of Quebec's most provocative writer since the 1970s. On this new release, Perreau sings the gentler Péloquin. A very interesting collaboration that not only features the voice of Yann Perreau, but also the voices of many of Quebec's hottest female singers. Discover the poetry of Péloquin as host Jim Corcoran translates a few of his lyrics.

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