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Édith Piaf

Édith Piaf (French: [edit pjaf] ( listen); 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963; born Édith Giovanna Gassion) was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars.

Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, and her specialty being chanson and torch ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Among her well-known songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "L'Accordéoniste (fr)" (1955), and "Padam ... Padam ..." (1951).

Since her premature death in 1963 and with the aid of several biographies and films including 2007's Academy Award winning La Vie en rose, Piaf has acquired a legacy as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, and her voice and music continue to be celebrated globally.
#1 - May 01, 2017, 05:55:17 AM


La Vie En Rose

La Vie en rose" (French pronunciation: ​[la vi ɑ̃ ʁoz]) was the signature song of popular French singer Édith Piaf, written in 1945,popularized in 1946, and released as a single in 1947. The song became very popular in the USA in 1950 with no fewer than seven different versions reaching the Billboard charts.

 A cover version in 1977 by Jamaican singer Grace Jones was also a successful international hit. "La Vie en rose" has been covered by several artists over the years, including a 1950 version by Louis Armstrong and a 1993 version by American singer Donna Summer. Harry James recorded a version in 1950 on Columbia 38768.
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Non, je ne regrette rien

"Non, je ne regrette rien" (French pronunciation: ​[nɔ̃ ʒə nə ʁəɡʁɛt ʁjɛ̃], meaning "No, I regret nothing") is a French song composed by Charles Dumont, with lyrics by Michel Vaucaire. It was written in 1956, and is best known through Édith Piaf's 1959 recording, which spent seven weeks atop the French Singles & Airplay Reviews chart.

The composer Charles Dumont tells in the book Edith Piaf, Opinions publiques, by Bernard Marchois (TF1 Editions 1995), that Michel Vaucaire's original title was "Non, je ne trouverai rien" and that the song was meant for the popular French singer Rosalie Dubois. But thinking on Edith he changed the title to "Non, je ne regrette rien".

According to journalist Jean Noli in his book Edith (Éditions Stock 1973), on October 24, 1959, when Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire visited Piaf's home at Boulevard Lannes in Paris, she received them very impolitely and unfriendly. Dumont had several times tried to offer Piaf his compositions, but she disliked them and had refused them - the standard was too low according to her. She was furious that her housekeeper Danielle had arranged a meeting with the two men without informing her.

 So she let them wait an hour in her living room before she appeared. "As you can see I am extremely tired", she said to them very irritated. "Hurry up, only one song! Quick to the piano, go ahead!" she commanded. Nervous and perspiring Dumont sang the song in a low voice. When he finished there was a big silence waiting for Piaf's verdict. "Will you sing it again?" asked Piaf in a sharp voice.

When he was hardly halfway she interrupted him. "Formidable [Fantastic]," she burst out. "Formidable," she repeated, "this is the song I have been waiting for. It will be my biggest success! I want it for my coming performance at L'Olympia!" "Of course, Edith, the song is yours," said Vaucaire, delighted.

Piaf dedicated her recording of the song to the French Foreign Legion.  At the time of the recording, France was engaged in a military conflict, the Algerian War (1954–1962), and the 1st REP (1st Foreign Parachute Regiment) — which backed the failed 1961 putsch against president Charles de Gaulle and the civilian leadership of Algeria – adopted the song when their resistance was broken.

The leadership of the Regiment was arrested and tried but the non-commissioned officers, corporals and Legionnaires were assigned to other Foreign Legion formations. They left the barracks singing the song, which has now become part of the French Foreign Legion heritage and is sung when they are on parade.

#3 - June 06, 2017, 01:40:05 PM
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Mon Manège A Moi

My Ride to Me is a song composed in 1958 by Norbert Glanzberg with lyrics by Jean Constantin . Because of a misunderstanding, Constantine worked on music that was not destined to become a song, but to be part of the soundtrack of the film My uncle of Jacques Tati . The song became one of the biggest hits of Édith Piaf 2 .

Étienne Daho will resume and record the title in 1993 for a single 3 publication . He entered the Top 50 on20 November 1993to 38 th  place, it happens to reach the fourth singles sales over the last two weeksJanuary 19944 .
#4 - June 06, 2017, 03:35:04 PM
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Édith Piaf - If You Love Me Really Love Me

The lyrics were written by Piaf and the music by Marguerite Monnot.

Piaf first sang this song at the Cabaret Versailles in New York City on September 14, 1949.It was written to her lover and the love of her life, the French boxer, Marcel Cerdan.

 On October 28, 1949, Cerdan was killed in a plane crash on his way from Paris to New York to come to see her. She recorded the song on May 2, 1950.
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Édith Piaf - Les-3-cloches
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Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose

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