Chantal Chamberland – “La Mer” – (2009)

We’ll finish this week off with a little more French music. Chantal Chamberland is a talented jazz singer from Canada and “La Mer” is a classic French song written in 1943. If it sounds familiar (minus the lyrics), it’s because Bobby Darin used the music, quite successfully, in his song “Beyond the Sea.” The songs are not translated versions of each other – they’re two different songs, lyrically, with the same music. Chamberland’s version of “La Mer” is about as good as they come.