Paris, mon amour


Nostalgia time: Juliette Gréco, queen of the Left Bank, sings Serge Gainsbourg's wistful classic "La Javanaise". For lovers of Paris, there's also her black-and-white TV version of "Il n'y a plus d'après". It's scary to think she turns 80 next year. The last time she played London, she still floored the audience.

Incidentally, that new jazz-blues star, Georgia-born Madeleine Peyroux, covers "La Javanaise" on her new CD. Her video of "J'ai deux amours", the old Josephine Baker anthem, is very classy, too. [Doh, I gave the wrong title earlier...]