Click on the link here for Audio Player: Leo Marjane- Le Refraine De La Pluie – 1941
Something completely different tonight. 40’s French Torch singers. Leo Marjane was hugely popular in France in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Her career came to an abrupt halt in July of 1944 when she was accused of collaborating with the occupying Nazi German government. She relocated in England and the U.S. for a while before returning to France, where she tried to resume her career. After a few unsuccessful attempts she decided to retire from the Music Business in 1957 and raise horses. She turned 100 this past August.
Tonight it’s a track issued in 1941: Le Refraine de la Pluie, which she recorded for French HMV.