Georgius

Georges Guibourg (June 3, 1891 – January 8, 1970) was a French singer, author, writer, playwright, and actor, George Guibourg, alias Georgius, alias Theodore Crapulet, was one of the most popular and versatile performers in Paris for more than 50 years.

Guibourg was born at Mantes-la-Ville, Yvelines, France. He began studying the piano at the age of 11 and at age 16 went to Paris where he performed on stage, singing extracts of traditional operettas and lovesongs. Over the next few years he performed his lovesongs at various concert halls and cabarets and appeared in a musical comedy in Montparnasse.

In the 1920s and 1930s, he became one of the most popular singers of Paris, putting together his own comedy troop, performing at the Moulin Rouge, Bobino, Alhambra Club and the Casino de Paris.

In 1932, he appeared in a motion picture with the comedian Fernandel, and between then and the 1950s he appeared in six films as well as serving as the artistic director of three different theatres. He also wrote a play and several detective novels.

He died at Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, Yvelines, Île-de-France, the author of more than 1,500 songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 3, 1891 (Mantes-la-Ville), Died January 8, 1970 (14th arrondissement of Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, vocalist, songwriter

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WL1468 10-in. approximately end of February 1929 Les moins de cent ans Armand Bernard ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1469 10-in. approximately end of February 1929 Il ne faut pas qu'une femme entende Armand Bernard ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1470 10-in. approximately end of February 1929 La noce à Rebecca Armand Bernard ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1471 10-in. approximately end of February 1929 Un brin de Paris Armand Bernard ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1472 10-in. approximately end of February 1929 C'est un chicandier Armand Bernard ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1473 10-in. approximately end of February 1929 L'homme du milieu Armand Bernard ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2381 10-in. 7/8/1930 Donne-toi une tape dans le dos Pierre Chagnon ; Georges Milton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2607 10-in. 12/2/1930 Je suis blasé Pierre Chagnon ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2608 10-in. 12/2/1930 Le beau Léon Pierre Chagnon ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2609 10-in. 12/2/1930 On l'appelait "Fleur des fortifs" Pierre Chagnon ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2610 10-in. 12/2/1930 La pi-pipe en terre Pierre Chagnon ; Georgius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5827 10-in. 7/16/1936 Au lycée Papillon Alexander et son Orchestre ; Adrien Lamy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6252 10-in. 7/17/1937 Si tu tâtais mon coeur Alexander et son Orchestre ; Adrien Lamy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Georgius," accessed February 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/360378.

Georgius. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/360378.

"Georgius." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/360378

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