Story of Chansons

The Story of Chansons

     
 
The French chanson -- the cabaret, orchestral-influenced music made famous by artists like Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet that predated the poppier sounds of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin -- has inspired countless singers, from Jeff

Overview

The French chanson -- the cabaret, orchestral-influenced music made famous by artists like Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet that predated the poppier sounds of Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin -- has inspired countless singers, from Jeff Buckley to Nina Simone to Rufus Wainwright, just to name a few. The art form is celebrated here on EMI's The Story of Chansons, which lightly traces the history of the genre from its inception (Piaf, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Trenet, etc.) through its later interpretations (Barbara, Juliette Gréco, etc.). It's certainly not a complete collection, and with the performers featured on only one song each, it's hard to know truly how they sounded, but it's a pretty decent introduction to the chanson nonetheless.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2000
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724352433926
catalogNumber:
24339

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Josephine Baker   Track Performer
Edith Piaf   Track Performer
Maurice Chevalier   Track Performer
Juliette Gréco   Track Performer
Charles Trénet   Track Performer
Georges Guétary   Track Performer
Jean Sablon   Track Performer
Fréhel   Track Performer
Robert Chauvigny   Piano
Germaine Montero   Track Performer
Cora Vaucaire   Track Performer
Line Renaud   Track Performer
Georges Ulmer   Track Performer
Henri Salvador   Track Performer
Lucienne Delyle   Track Performer
Marc Bonel   Accordion

Technical Credits

R. S. Lourgay   Composer

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