Wednesday, March 21, 2007


The Browns, The Three Bells.

"Les Trois Cloches," a chanson written by Jean Villard Gilles during the last days of Vichy France, and made eternal by Edith Piaf, is transformed some years later by a trio from Pine Bluff, Arkansas; in their version, Jim Ed Brown recounts his birth, his marriage and his death, serenaded into the void by his two sisters. Call it folk music.

Released as RCA 7555 c/w "Heaven Fell Last Night"; On Classic Country, though if you'd like to hear everything the Browns ever recorded, here's the set for you.

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