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Lucien Boyer

Lucien Boyer, (1876-1942) was a French music hall singer. He first won popularity singing to soldiers at the front during World War I.

Boyer's fame as a writer and singer spread throughout the world from the Montmartre district of Paris. He was author of more than 1,000 songs and 39 musical comedies and operettas. Among his best known songs were Valencia, Cu C'est Paris, La Femme du Matelot and Mon Paris.

When he came to America in 1921, it was for the purpose of acquiring American songs to be adapted for the public in France that liked "le Jazz."

Though Boyer did not author the famous French song La Madelon, he popularized the song during World War I.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 20th, 1876 (Léognan), Died 1942 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30276 10-in. 6/13/1924 Milonguita Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with cello and orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35242 10-in. 3/25/1926 Valencia Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-35304 10-in. 4/9/1926 Valencia Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-35653 10-in. 6/2/1926 Valencia The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-35864 10-in. 9/9/1926 Valencia Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35939 10-in. 7/23/1926 Valencia Carlo Renard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-39208 10-in. 6/2/1927 Ça c'est Paris Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W141999 10-in. 4/22/1926 Valencia Ross Gorman Orchestra ; Elliott Shaw Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 142309 10-in. 6/17/1926 Valencia The Harmonizers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W142364 10-in. 7/2/1926 Valencia Alan Moran ; Fred Rich ; Ray Stillwell Piano duet, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W142403 10-in. 7/8/1926 Valencia Ford and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
OKeh 74121 10-in. Apr. 1926 Valencia Ernest Hare Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Brunswick E18763-E18765 10-in. 4/15/1926 Valencia Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E19287-E19289 10-in. 5/17/1926 Valencia Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E19451-E19453 10-in. 6/3/1926 Valencia Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E24785-E24786 10-in. 10/18/1927 Ca...c’est Paris Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 10934 10-in. 4/20/1926 Valencia Charles Harrison ; Jack Stillman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 11043 10-in. 6/15/1926 Valencia National Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263238-A] 10-in. Spring 1926 Valencia Émile Larochelle Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boyer, Lucien," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112128.

Boyer, Lucien. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112128.

"Boyer, Lucien." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112128

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