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Edith Piaf

Édith Piaf (UK: , US: ; French: [edit pjaf] (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion, French: [edit dʒɔvana ɡasjɔ̃]; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars.

Piaf's music was often autobiographical and she specialized in chanson and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. Her most widely known songs include "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "L'Accordéoniste" (1940) and "Padam, padam..." (1951).

Since her death in 1963, several biographies and films have studied her life, including 2007's Academy Award-winning La Vie en rose — Piaf has become one of the most celebrated performers of the 20th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 19th, 1915 (Paris), Died October 10th, 1963 (Grasse)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, lyricist, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2633 12-in. 7/21/1948 Il a chanté Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2841 12-in. 5/5/1951 Chanson bleue Robert Chauvigny ; Choeurs R. Saint-Paul ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8148 10-in. 4/23/1946 Adieu mon coeur Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8149 10-in. 4/23/1946 Le chant du pirate Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8150 10-in. 4/23/1946 C'est merveilleux Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8216 10-in. 7/17/1946 Le roi a fait battre tambour Compagnons de la Chanson ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8287 10-in. 1/4/1947 La vie en rose Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8288 10-in. 1/4/1947 Un refrain courait dans la rue Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8559 10-in. 6/11/1948 Les amants de Paris Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8560 10-in. 6/11/1948 Monsieur Lenoble Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8564 10-in. 7/21/1948 Il pleut Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8638 10-in. 2/3/1949 Dany Robert Chauvigny ; Orchestre Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8639 10-in. 2/3/1949 Pour moi toute seule Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8639 10-in. 2/3/1949 Paris Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8706 10-in. between 1/25/1949 and 7/21/1949 L'orgue des amoureux Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8707 10-in. between 1/25/1949 and 7/21/1949 Pleure pas Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8789 10-in. 5/2/1950 Hymne a l'amour Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8798 10-in. 5/11/1950 La petite Marie Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8829 10-in. 6/19/1950 Le ciel est fermé Choeurs R. Saint-Paul ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8848 10-in. 7/12/1950 C'est un gars Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL9006 10-in. 7/4/1951 Chante-moi Robert Chauvigny ; Marcel Jiteau ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra and male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL9007 10-in. 7/4/1951 Une enfant Robert Chauvigny ; Choeurs R. Saint-Paul ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Decca FO 1683 early February 1947 Le geste (The gesture) Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 1684 early February 1947 Si tu partais (If you should leave me) Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 1685 early February 1947 Les cloches sonnent (The bells are ringing) Edith Piaf vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Piaf, Edith," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595.

Piaf, Edith. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595.

"Piaf, Edith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595

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