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Charles Trenet

Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet (French pronunciation: ​[lwi ʃaʁl oɡystɛ̃ ʒɔʁʒ tʁene]; 18 May 1913 – 19 February 2001) was a renowned French singer-songwriter who composed both the music and the lyrics to nearly 1,000 songs over a career that lasted more than 60 years. These songs include "Boum!" (1938), "La Mer" (1946) and "Nationale 7" (1955). Trenet is noted for his work with musicians Michel Emer and Léo Chauliac, with whom he recorded "Y'a d'la joie" (1938) for the first and "La Romance de Paris" (1941) and "Douce France" (1947) for the latter. He was awarded an Honorary Molière Award in 2000.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 18, 1913 (Narbonne), Died February 18, 2001 (Créteil)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, arranger, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 154 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-026186 10-in. 10/12/1938 J'ai ta main Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-035769 10-in. 4/19/1939 Boom Maxine Gray ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-036928 10-in. 5/9/1939 Boom Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-039790 10-in. before 5/12/1941 Boum Feliciano Brunelli Orquesta Característica ; Oscar Valeta Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D7VB-0489 10-in. 4/9/1947 Passing by Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0503 10-in 4/20/1947 Vous qui passez sans me voir Jean Sablon ; Toots Camarata Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2710 10-in. 12/19/1947 Beyond the sea Garry Stevens ; Tex Beneke Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone OLA1507 10-in. 2/10/1937 Y a d'la joie Marcel Carivan ; Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA11893 10-in. 5/9/1947 La mer Jean Cavall ; Phillip Green Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor (Canada) 0LA6240 10-in. before 10/7/1952 En ce temps-la Marcel Azzola ; Yvette Giraud ; François Vermeille Female vocal solo, with piano, accordion, and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor (Canada) 9512 10-in. before 1/18/1949 La mer Jacques Normand Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5518 10-in. 12/7/1935 Rendez-vous sous la pluie Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5697 10-in. 4/17/1936 Le fils de la femme-poisson Pierre Chagnon ; Fréhel Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5698 10-in. 4/17/1936 La valse à tout le monde Pierre Chagnon ; Fréhel Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5716 10-in. 4/27/1936 Le fils de la femme-poisson Alexander et son Orchestre ; Adrien Lamy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5797 10-in. 6/19/1936 Vous qui passez sans me voir Jean Sablon ; Alec Siniavine ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5985 10-in. 12/10/1936 Tout est au duc Alexander et son Orchestre ; Adrien Lamy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6120 10-in. 4/1/1937 Y'a d'la joie Alexander et son Orchestre ; Adrien Lamy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6463 10-in. 11/23/1937 Je chante Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6488 10-in. 12/14/1937 Fleur bleue Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, vocalist, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6514 10-in. 1/17/1938 En quittant une ville (j'entends) Charles Trenet Orchestra ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6515 10-in. 1/17/1938 J'ai ta main Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6516 10-in. 1/17/1938 Y a d'la joie Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6517 10-in. 1/17/1938 Pigeon vole Charles Trenet Orchestra ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6518 10-in. 1/17/1938 Le grand café Charles Trenet Orchestra ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 154 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trenet, Charles," accessed December 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103592.

Trenet, Charles. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103592.

"Trenet, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 December 2023.

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