Tino Rossi

Constantin "Tino" Rossi (29 April 1907 – 26 September 1983) was a French singer and film actor.

Rossi, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, was gifted with a voice well suited for opera. He became a tenor in the French cabaret style. Later, he appeared in various movies. During his career it is reported he recorded over 2000 songs [1] and he appeared in more than 25 films, the most notable of which was the 1954 production, Si Versailles m'était conté... directed by Sacha Guitry. His romantic ballads had especially women swooning and his art songs by Jules Massenet (1842–1912), Reynaldo Hahn (1875–1947), and other composers, sold out theaters wherever he performed.

Among his most famous hits, Petit Papa Noel sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Over the course of his 50-year singing career, Tino Rossi recorded over 2000 songs and sold over 200 million albums making him one of the best selling (and mostly forgotten) artists of all time [2]

Birth and Death Data: Born April 29, 1907 (Ajaccio), Died September 26, 1983 (Neuilly-sur-Seine)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL6301 10-in. between 1/5/1937 and 7/21/1937 Tango de rêve Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6302 10-in. between 1/5/1937 and 7/21/1937 C'est Paris Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6695 10-in. between 4/6/1938 and 7/13/1938 C'est toujours toi Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6696 10-in. between 4/6/1938 and 7/13/1938 Ecris-moi Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6771 10-in. between 4/6/1938 and 7/13/1938 J'attendrai Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6772 10-in. between 4/6/1938 and 7/13/1938 Le bateau des îles Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6783 10-in. between 4/6/1938 and 7/13/1938 C'est aux îles d'amour Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6784 10-in. April-July 1938 Paris voici Paris Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6785 10-in. between 4/6/1938 El danzon Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6786 10-in. April-July 1938 Au bal de l'amour Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6817 10-in. April-July 1938 Ideale Joseph Benvenuti ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6818 10-in. September-December 1938 Si vois l'aviez compris Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6819 10-in. September-December 1938 Celebra serenata Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6820 10-in. September-December 1938 O sole mio Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7152 10-in. between 10/27/1939 and 12/29/1937 Trois anges sont venus Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7153 10-in. between 10/27/1939 and 12/29/1937 Minuit, Chrétiens Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8242 10-in. between 2/26/1946 and 12/18/1946 Petit Papa Noël Raymond Legrand ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8253 10-in. between 2/26/1946 and 12/18/1946 Destin Raymond Legrand ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8255 10-in. between 2/26/1946 and 12/18/1946 Tout le long des rues Raymond Legrand ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8318 10-in. between 1/4/1947 and 7/18/1947 Adios, pampa mia Raymond Legrand ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8321 10-in. between 1/4/1947 and 7/18/1947 Sonata Raymond Legrand ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8634 10-in. between 1/25/1949 and 7/21/1949 Sérénade celeste Albert Lasry ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rossi, Tino," accessed January 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356644.

Rossi, Tino. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356644.

"Rossi, Tino." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 January 2022.

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