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 - 1948
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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.)||CL8287||10-in.||1/4/1947||La vie en rose||Edith Piaf||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, lyricist|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CL8288||10-in.||1/4/1947||Un refrain courait dans la rue||Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, lyricist|
|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|
|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|
|Decca||FO 1686||early February 1947||Monsieur Ernest a réussi (Mr. Ernest has succeeded)||Edith Piaf||vocalist|
|Decca||FO 1687||early February 1947||Sophie||Edith Piaf||vocalist|
|Decca||FO 1692||2/10/1947||Une chanson à trois temps||Edith Piaf||vocalist|
|Decca||FO 2134||6/15/1948||Monsieur X (Mr. X)||Edith Piaf||vocalist|
|Decca||FO 2167||8/6/1948||Amour du mois de Mai (Love in the month of May)||Edith Piaf||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Piaf, Edith," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595.
Piaf, Edith. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595.
"Piaf, Edith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.
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