"Known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his dynamic stage presence, Gilbert Bécaud was one of France's most popular singers during the 1950s and '60s, and enjoyed a career of more than four decades in show business. (…) his primary impact came as a singer. In an era when cabaret vocalists remained largely stationary on-stage, Bécaud's energetic showmanship drove his audiences into a frenzy, as they strove to match his boundless enthusiasm. He became a regular presence at Paris' legendary Olympia concert theater, where he performed over 30 times – more than any other artist. A notoriously heavy smoker, Bécaud succumbed to lung cancer in 2001, but kept performing almost right up to the end.
My lover Saint John 1 is a French song from 1942 which was a huge success. Realistic love song recounting the next day without a girl for a seductive, lyrics by Leo Agel and music of Emile Carrara on a musette waltz rhythm. Françoise Hardy is the debut studio album by the pop singer Françoise Hardy French. It was released in November 1962 in France. Like Many of Hardy's albums Earlier, It was released with no title, except for her name on the cover. Claude Nougaro, born September 9, 1929 in Toulouse and died March 4, 2004 in Paris, was a French poet and singer-songwriter. A great lover of jazz, Latin and African music, playing words with the French language, uniting French songs and rhythms.
The French volume in the Greatest Songs Ever series is a stunner. With 20th and 21st century tunes by the likes of Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, Gilbert Becoud, Julien Clerc, Charles Aznavour and Henri Salvador, it's tough to argue.
From Robert's early Geometry and Rainforest period, with hours of previously unreleased music. Melodic sequencers with swift patterned keyboard improvisation, melting down into slow looping textures and flutes.