Eddy Mitchell Et Le Rêve Américain


Eddy Mitchell Et Le Rêve Américain
by Darius Kadivar

Eddy Mitchell is a French Rocker and Crooner whose songs are often a tribute to Hollywood's Golden Age with its share of illusions and broken bitter sweet dreams or the American Way of Life as illustrated in the idealistic paintings of Norman Rockwell. He was one of my favorite French Singers when I came to France after the Revolution. Since I was essentially exposed to an American education in Iran, His John Wayne Looks also reminded me of our School Bus Driver Akbar Agha who was just a copy of him but with a mustache. ;0)

I could relate to his songs and performances as a teen. In addition he had a program on French TV that ran for years called La Derniere Séance aka the Last Picture Show which would introduce all the Hollywood Classics.  

Hope you Enjoy the songs of the Most American French Singer ( Or is it the other way round ? ) on this Oscar Weekend ...

The TV Show Derniere Séance: (Eddy has an encyclopedia knowledge of Old Hollywood Films ...)

And the Song La Derniere Séance ( He mumbles in this one which owes him the nickname of Monsieur Schmoll) :

Les tuniques bleues et les indiens

Norman Rockwell

fume cette cigarette (eddy mitchell and mort schuman ( One of the Song writers of Elvis in his early years like Viva Las Vegas)) 

Sur La Route de Memphis (One of My Favorites)

Il Ne Rentre Pas Ce Soir ( about a man who loses his job at age 50):

Toujours Un coin qui me rappel

Under the Rainbow (tribute to the Wizard of Oz):

Couleur Menthe à L'Eau:

Cimetiere des Elephants ( After short intro: A Pretty Girl in the clip):

On Veut des Legendes  with Old Friend Johnny Hallyday( tribute to his own childhood and American Dream):

THE END ! ...




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Azarin Sadegh

Merci Darius!

by Azarin Sadegh on

Très nostalgique! C'est bizarre que je me rappelle par coeur des paroles de la chanson "La Dernière Séance" après toutes ces années...  

Eddy Mitchell m'a toujours fait penser a Vigen!


Mehdi Mazloom

Comanion de la sancion ?

by Mehdi Mazloom on

any info on them?

Darius Kadivar

bajenaghe Jaan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Glad you liked it my friend ;0)


bajenaghe naghi

darius jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

lovely videos and lovely music. thank you.

Darius Kadivar

farrad02 Your too kind ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Merci farrad02 jaan,

I am humbled by your kind words.

Thank you and glad you enjoyed the post.



I get the impression that

by farrad02 on

You're an Eddy Mitchell of sorts yourself. Your vast knowledge of American cinema, language and culture, while living in France all these years brings that impression!



by farrad02 on

Thanks for the effort Darius jan.

Darius Kadivar

Merci Added ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Et Le Cimetière des Elephants ...

J'adore l'humour du dernier album avec Johnny.

Orang Gholikhani

les yeux couleur mentealeau

by Orang Gholikhani on

c'est mon préféré.

sans comprendre les paroles je ne sais pas si nos cousins américains aprécieront Eddy Mitchel.

Son dernier album sur nouvelle orléans est sympas aussi.