Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Douce France Charles Trenet 4 3:09
2 Fleur de Paris Maurice Chevalier 2:34
3 La Mer Charles Trenet 3:23
4 La Vie en rose Édith Piaf 3:08
5 Métro Yves Montand 2:47
6 La Java bleue Fréhel 2:48
7 Margot, la ventouse Paul Meurisse 3:31
8 Devant la mer Charles Trenet 2:27
9 C’est si bon Yves Montand 2:36
10 Le Grand Café Charles Trenet 2:14
11 Indifférence Tony Murena 2:36
12 C’est un gars Édith Piaf 3:20
13 Mais qu’est-ce que j’ai Yves Montand 2:47
14 La Romance de Paris Charles Trenet 2:53
15 Pepee Java Tony Murena 2:52
16 C’est merveilleux Édith Piaf 3:09

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (1945-03-29) (track 2)
piano:
Robert Chauvigny (1946-10-09) (track 4)
composer:
Édith Piaf (track 4)
Charles Trenet (1937) (track 10)
Charles Trenet (1941) (track 14)
Charles Trenet (1943) (tracks 1, 8)
Charles Trenet (1945) (track 3)
Charles Aznavour (track 12)
Henri Bourtayre (french composer, aka 'James H. Midway') (track 5)
Bob Castella (real name: Maurice-François Castella) (track 5)
Louiguy (track 4)
Marguerite Monnot (track 16)
Maurice Vandair (french lyricist, not the jazz musician) (track 2)
Vincent Scotto (1938) (track 6)
Léo Chauliac (1941) (track 14)
Joseph Colombo (1942) (track 11)
Léo Chauliac (1943) (tracks 1, 8)
Albert Lasry (1945) (track 3)
Henri Betti (1947) (track 9)
conductor:
Robert Chauvigny (track 12)
Jacques Hélian (track 2)
Guy Luypaerts (track 16)
Jacques Météhen (a.k.a. "Jack" Metehen, John Ellsworth) (1941-07-16) (track 14)
Léo Chauliac (1942-05-19) (track 8)
Albert Lasry (1946-03-19) (track 3)
Guy Luypaerts (1946-10-09) (track 4)
Albert Lasry (1947-01-07) (track 1)
lyricist:
Édith Piaf (track 4)
Henri Contet (track 16)
André Hornez (track 9)
Robert Lamoureux (track 5)
Pierre Roche (track 12)
Charles Trenet (1937) (track 10)
Géo Koger (1938) (track 6)
Noël Renard (1938) (track 6)
Charles Trenet (1941) (track 14)
Charles Trenet (1943) (tracks 1, 8)
Charles Trenet (1945) (track 3)
Henri Bourtayre (french composer, aka 'James H. Midway') (track 2)
orchestra:
Guy Luypaert and His Orchestra (1946-10-09) (track 4)
previously attributed to:
Tony Murena (track 11)
recording engineer:
Brulin (recording engineer) (track 8)
Eugène Ravenet (track 14)
vocals:
Maurice Chevalier (track 2)
Yves Montand (track 5)
Édith Piaf (tracks 12, 16)
Fréhel (1939-01-02) (track 6)
Charles Trenet (1941-07-16) (track 14)
Charles Trenet (1942-05-19) (track 8)
Charles Trenet (1946-03-19) (track 3)
Édith Piaf (1946-10-09) (track 4)
Charles Trenet (1947-01-07) (track 1)
Yves Montand (1948) (track 9)
publisher:
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 4)
recorded at:
Studio Albert in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1941-07-16) (track 14)
Studio Pathé-Pelouze in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1942-05-19) (track 8)
arrangements:
La vie en rose (track 4)
is the basis for:
La Vie en rose (track 4)
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
Direktör (track 9)
later translated versions:
Beyond the Sea (track 3)
C'est si bon (German version) (track 9)
C’est si bon (English version) (track 9)
Das Meer (track 3)
De zee (track 3)
De zee (track 3)
La Vie en rose (English translation) (track 4)
La vida es rosa (track 4)
La vie en rose (Swedish lyrics by Roland) (track 4)
Långkalsong (track 9)
Schau mich bitte nicht so an (German translated version of "La Vie en rose" by RM Siegel / H. Doll) (track 4)
バラ色の人生 (track 4)
粉紅色的一生 (track 4)
later versions:
Dolce Francia (track 1)
La Vie d’ici bas (Indifférence) (track 11)
recording of:
Indifférence (valse musette) (track 11)
Le Grand Café (track 10)
Métro (track 5)
La Java bleue (1939-01-02) (track 6)
La Romance de Paris (1941-07-16) (track 14)
Devant la mer (1942-05-19) (track 8)
Fleur de Paris (1945-03-29) (track 2)
La Mer (1946-03-19) (track 3)
C’est merveilleux (1946-04-23) (track 16)
La Vie en rose (French original) (1946-10-09) (track 4)
Douce France (1947-01-07) (track 1)
C’est si bon (original french version) (1948) (track 9)
C’est un gars (1950-07-07) (track 12)
referred to in medleys: