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2/2 Tino Rossi - Le bateau des îles/ Träumen von der Südsee (1938)

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The French version of "Träumen von der Südsee" was recorded by Tino Rossi as "Le bateau des îles" (The ship sailing 'round the islands) in 1938. It was released as B-side to his hit "J'attendrai". The orchestration & interpretation is very different from the German version you will find in my channel. About the video : Star of the video is the legendary French ocean liner "Normandie". It shows footage of the vessel sailing the ocean as well as pictures of its legendary interiors. Still considered the most beautiful and elegant liner to ever cross the Atlantic, the "Normandie" was destroyed by fire in New York in 1942 while being converted to carry troops to Europe (She had been re-named USS "Lafayette"). She capsized and lay in the docks of New York harbor. She was righted but was considered a total loss. She was scrapped in 1946. It was a sad ending for a ship that during its short lifetime had carried politicians, scientists, socialites and stars of stage and screen such as Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, James Stewart... About the record : Columbia DF2436 / Mx. CL6772 Sound equipment used : Shure M78S mono cartridge & stylus Turntable : Stanton T.90 TerraTec 78RPM Phono Pre-amp Record transferred without intervention/cleaning effects. This video is also offered in HD. However whether this function works will depend on your Internet connection and the abilities of your computer (your screen may freeze). Enjoy! For the German version by Hans Weigelschmidt and his dance orchestra : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6me5TJ8zRGs