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Charles Trenet

Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet (French: [ʃaʁl tʁəne]; 18 May 1913 – 19 February 2001) was a French singer-songwriter. He was most famous for his recordings from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s. In an era in which it was unusual for singers to write their own material, Trenet wrote prolifically and declined to record any but his own songs.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1948

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

Recordings

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 lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-035769 10-in. 4/19/1939 Boom Maxine Gray ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
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  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7809 10-in. 1943 Que reste-t-il de nos amours Léo Chauliac ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7871 10-in. between 10/8/1943 and 6/1/1945 Si vous aimiez Hubert Rostaing ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8043 10-in. between 6/1/1945 and 2/26/1946 Au clair de la lune Orchestre Henri Luca ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8296 10-in. approximately 1947 Douce France Ensemble Lasry-Chauliac ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8455 10-in. approximately 1948 Eve Albert Lasry ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8458 10-in. between 9/8/1947 and 12/18/1947 Autour du monde Albert Lasry ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8459 10-in. between 9/8/1947 and 12/18/1947 Le dernier troubadour Albert Lasry ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8495 10-in. approximately 1948 Coquelicot Albert Lasry ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8499 10-in. approximately 1948 Coeur de palmier Albert Lasry ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8500 10-in. approximately 1948 Grand'maman, c'est New-York Albert Lasry ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trenet, Charles," accessed November 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103592.

Trenet, Charles. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103592.

"Trenet, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 November 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103592

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