American Express 1980s woman singing old french jazz

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Folks,

Anybody remember an an old American Express winter holiday commercial from – well, I think it’s been at least fifteen years since I last saw it. Anyway, it’s a scene of a horse-drawn sleigh making its way across a snowy country landscape – France presumably, because of the music accompanying the scene: there's a saucy-yet-laconic-sounding old ('30s? '40s?) french jazz vocal (as best I can tell – Je ne parle pas francais tres bien) by a woman with a none-too-pure voice, backed by a trombone or trumpet and a bold bass drum marking time with a sassy, swinging beat.

My guess is the singer was Edith Piaf, but I’m not sure since I don't know much of her music, and even if I have that much right I have no idea which one of her many recordings to focus on. But I found the song arresting, and I must know what it is - with the advent of the internet, it finally seems possible!

Anybody?
 
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