Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Vintage France (Putayamo World Music)
The Putayamo label has earned a reputation as the classy curator of music from elsewhere. Vintage France is a CD for a Bastille Day spent with good wine and friends—a compilation of contemporary and veteran French singers and musicians rendering sterling interpretations of lilting romantic melodies from the Edith Piaf era. Vintage France sustains its sunny mood over a dozen tracks by performers who have mastered their idiom.