Ballade de Catherine

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(One love is enough)

translated  from French to English by webmaster Linda


Fascinating news -  two French singers by the name of Michèle Arnaud and Bernard Stéphane recorded back in 1965 a 45`gramophone record (maxi) consisting of four songs - one of them was called: Il suffit d'un amour, Catherine ma mie.

This text was written on the Press page of the Catherine de Montsalvy website on December 16, 2009

The song was composed by Paul AMAR and texted by Juliette BENZONI

At that time, only two « Catherine » books were available.
Il suffit d'un amour I and Il suffit d'un amour II (One Love is Enough and Catherine)

The third of the series BELLE CATHERINE was yet to be published 1966.

For me this was another evidence that the Catherine series were an enormous success. I do not remember what other Bestseller has had the honour to get a chanson of its own...!

I was able to bid for the record on the Net, convert it to MP3 and listen to it together with Juliette Benzoni and my friend at Juliette's home in Saint-Mandé 2010. Juliette had remembered the song, but not this beautiful version of Bernard Stéphane, but that of another French singer called: Michèle Arnaud.

From the material Juliette shared with us, there are now even the music sheets to look at, the journal had as cover the image of the first Catherine book, or rather the second version from 1965.
There is also a short article which had been in a newspaper back in 1965.

The song can be listened to if you click on the little nostalgic radio above.

Dedication by composer Paul AMAR to Juliette BENZONI

image of Catherine, painting property of Juliette Benzoni

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