Friday, November 21, 2008

Pyramids Along The Nile

One morning earlier this week, I was (too slowly) getting ready for work and happened to catch an interview on The Today Show with the Italian-born model-turned-singer Carla Bruni.

Bruni, who also happens to be the First Lady of France, was promoting her 2008 album "Comme si de rien n'etait" ("As if nothing had happened"). What caught my ear was the inclusion on the album of a cover of the smooth 1950s pop ballad "You Belong to Me."

I wanted to post Bruni's mellow rendition of the tune here for this week's "YouTube clip for a peaceful weekend," but there is not yet a version on YouTube with any suitable accompanying images.

So, instead, here it is as sung by the great Patsy Cline. As a kid, I often heard this one coming from the tape deck of my maternal grandmother's car.


Update (12/1/2008): The Patsy Cline video above has been removed at YouTube. But, to hear another version of the song from the same era, check out how it was done by The Duprees.

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