Her Greatest Recordings 1935-1943

Her Greatest Recordings 1935-1943

by Edith Piaf
     
 

Edith Piaf's younger self dominates this chronologically jumbled collection of chestnuts from the first seven-and-a-half years of her recording career (December 1935 to June 1943). Internationally famous for leading a tempestuous life that was pockmarked with vice and misfortune, Piaf's persona always had a vein of pathos pulsing away beneath the surface. This…  See more details below

Overview

Edith Piaf's younger self dominates this chronologically jumbled collection of chestnuts from the first seven-and-a-half years of her recording career (December 1935 to June 1943). Internationally famous for leading a tempestuous life that was pockmarked with vice and misfortune, Piaf's persona always had a vein of pathos pulsing away beneath the surface. This powerfully voiced little woman's successes were often tinged with scandal; she deliberately chose to record the comparatively wholesome "Mon Legionnaire" while retooling her tarnished image following the widely publicized murder of her showbiz mentor Louis Leplee. "Les Momes de la Cloche" was her very first record; here a marvelously wry whimsy is buoyed by the rippling voice of the accordion. All but six of these recordings were made during the '30s; by the early '40s, Piaf's Weltschmerz would begin to solidify as she matured into an even more arrestingly intense performer.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/1995
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625516524
catalogNumber:
5165

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Tracks

  1. Mon Légionnaire
  2. Un Coin Tout Bleu
  3. Mon Coeur Est Au Coin d'Une Rue
  4. Le Grand Voyage du Pauvre Nègre
  5. Ballade de Mr. Browning
  6. C'Etait une Histoire d'Amour
  7. On Danse Sur Ma Chanson
  8. De l'Autre Côté de la Rue
  9. C'Est Toi le Plus Fort
  10. Fais-Moi Valser
  11. Paris-Méditerranée
  12. Mon Apéro
  13. Le Fanion de la Légion
  14. Mon Amant de la Coloniale
  15. Entre Saint-Ouen et Clignancourt
  16. L' Étranger
  17. C'Était Un Jour de Fête
  18. Les Mômes de la Cloche
  19. Elle Fréquentait la Rue Pigalle
  20. C'Est Lui Que Mon Coeur a Choisi
  21. L' Accordéoniste

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Edith Piaf   Primary Artist,Vocals
Emil Stern   Conductor
Guy Luypaerts   Conductor
Georges Aubanel   Conductor
Wal Berg   Conductor
Jacques Météhen   Conductor
Johnny Uvergolts   Conductor
Walter Joseph   Piano
Jacques Médinger   Accordion
Jean Médinger   Accordion

Technical Credits

Raymond Asso   Composer
Rene Cloerec   Composer
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Peter Dempsey   Liner Notes
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Charles Borel-Clerc   Composer
Max d'Yresne   Composer
André Decaye   Composer
Robert Juel   Composer
Robert Malleron   Composer

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