Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Bal du faubourg Charles Aznavour 2:11
2 Douze belles dans la peau Serge Gainsbourg 1:56
3 Grand Jacques Jacques Brel 1:51
4 Boum Charles Trenet 2:35
5 Je me suis fait tout petit Georges Brassens 3:57
6 Je veux me promener Johnny Hallyday 2:39
7 Le Loup, la Biche et le Chevalier Henri Salvador 2:27
8 Un dur, un vrai, un tatoué Fernandel 2:33
9 L’Hymne au printemps Félix Leclerc 2:17
10 Paris Canaille Léo Ferré 2:45
11 La Tactique du gendarme Bourvil 2:46
12 Dédé de Montmartre Albert Préjean 2:38
13 Mes mains Gilbert Bécaud 2:15
14 La Foire Jacques Brel 3:25
15 Clopin clopant Pierre Dudan 3:04
16 Je suis amoureux Charles Aznavour 3:04
17 Les Sabots d’Hélène Georges Brassens 2:48
18 C’est si bon Yves Montand 2:35
19 Ce mortel ennui Serge Gainsbourg 2:57
20 Tchi ! Tchi ! Tino Rossi 2:47
21 Touchez pas au grisbi Jacques Pills 3:41
22 Marjolaine François Deguelt 2:27
23 Quand on s’promène au bord de l’eau Jean Gabin 3:20
24 Boléro Georges Guétary 3:18
25 Ménilmontant Charles Trenet 3:20
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Faubourg Saint-Martin Yves Montand 3:30
2 Le jour où la pluie viendra Gilbert Bécaud 2:36
3 Le Claqueur de doigts Serge Gainsbourg 3:07
4 Moi, mes souliers Félix Leclerc 2:39
5 Moulin Rouge Georges Guétary 3:56
6 À Paris Francis Lemarque 2:58
7 La Mer Charles Trenet 3:22
8 Comme de bien entendu Albert Préjean 2:56
9 La Haine Jacques Brel 1:56
10 À Saint-Germain-des-Prés Léo Ferré 5 2:31
11 Plus bleu que tes yeux Charles Aznavour 3:03
12 À bicyclette Bourvil 3:16
13 Domino André Claveau 3:17
14 Adieu, Venise provençale Alibert 2:54
15 Un jour tu verras Mouloudji 3:31
16 Chanson pour Nina Tino Rossi 2:39
17 Les Prénoms effacés Jean Tranchant 3:05
18 C’est la vie de bohème Georges Guétary 2:52
19 Mes jeunes années Charles Trenet 3:11
20 Je connais des baisers Fernandel 2:56
21 Je tire ma révérence Jean Sablon 2:59
22 Perfidia Luis Mariano 2:37
23 Comme un p’tit coquelicot Mouloudji 3:45
24 Chanson pour l’Auvergnat Georges Brassens 4 3:03
25 Pourquoi cet amour Johnny Hallyday 2:38
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fleur de Paris Maurice Chevalier 2:37
2 Ignace Fernandel 2:07
3 Si j’avais un piano Charles Aznavour 1:59
4 La Valse à mille temps Jacques Brel 4 3:53
5 Le Poinçonneur des Lilas Serge Gainsbourg 2:46
6 Amour mon cher amour Yves Montand 3:09
7 La Chasse aux papillons Georges Brassens 2:07
8 Fleur bleue Charles Trenet 2:38
9 Julie la Rousse René-Louis Lafforgue 2:17
10 La Ronde de l’amour André Claveau 2:51
11 Bal Musette Francis Lemarque 2:38
12 Marinella Tino Rossi 3:12
13 Le Danseur de charleston Philippe Clay 3:33
14 Je t’appartiens Gilbert Bécaud 2:52
15 Sur le plancher des vaches Alibert 3:14
16 On prend l’café au lait au lit Pierre Dudan 2:39
17 Rue de Lappe Mouloudji 2:47
18 Pigalle Georges Ulmer 3:01
19 Le Pont Mirabeau Léo Ferré 3:00
20 Les Crayons Bourvil 3:41
21 L’Amour est un bouquet de violettes Luis Mariano 3:29
22 Griserie André Dassary 3:25
23 Poker Charles Aznavour 2:28
24 Robin des Bois Georges Guétary 3:09
25 Ne me quitte pas Jacques Brel 3:58

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (1936-09-15) (track 23)
guitar:
Félix Leclerc (track 9)
Henri Salvador (1950-03 – 1950-04) (track 7)
double bass:
Willy Lockwood (track 9)
accordion:
Adolphe Deprince (Belgo-French accordeonnist) (1936-09-15) (track 23)
arranger:
Alain Goraguer (tracks 2, 19)
André Grassi (track 3)
Glen Powell (Belgian arranger, conductor & composer Félix Faecq) (track 14)
composer:
Gilbert Bécaud (track 13)
Roger Dumas (french actor and lyricist) (track 12)
Lou Logist (Belgian jazz musician) (track 14)
Étienne Lorin (french musician) (track 11)
Casimir Oberfeld (track 8)
Pierre Roche (track 1)
Henri Salvador (track 7)
Jean Sautreuil (track 23)
Vincent Scotto (track 20)
Maurice Yvain (track 23)
Georges Brassens (tracks 5, 17)
Jacques Brel (tracks 3, 14)
Léo Ferré (track 10)
Serge Gainsbourg (tracks 2, 19)
Félix Leclerc (tracks 9, 9)
Charles Trenet (1938) (tracks 4, 25)
Henri Betti (1947) (track 18)
Bruno Coquatrix (1947) (track 15)
conductor:
Pierre Chagnon (Conductor - Composer) (track 8)
Jerry Mengo (track 11)
Wal-Berg (1938-09-30) (track 4)
André Grassi (1954-02-15) (track 3)
Alain Goraguer (1958-06-10 – 1958-07-03) (tracks 2, 19)
lyricist:
Émile Audifred (Lyricist) (track 20)
Charles Aznavour (track 1)
Bourvil (French actor, humorist & singer) (track 11)
Georges Brassens (tracks 5, 17)
Jacques Brel (tracks 3, 14)
Pierre Delanoë (track 13)
Pierre Dudan (track 15)
Julien Duvivier (track 23)
Léo Ferré (track 10)
Serge Gainsbourg (tracks 2, 19)
André Hornez (track 18)
Géo Koger (track 20)
Félix Leclerc (tracks 9, 9)
Lionel Leplat (track 11)
Jean Manse (track 8)
Maurice Pon (lyricist) (track 7)
Louis Poterat (track 23)
Amédée Pujol (Lyricist) (track 20)
Charles Trenet (1938) (tracks 4, 25)
orchestra:
Orchestre Musette Pierrot (1936-09-15) (track 23)
Orchestre Wal-Berg (1938-09-30) (track 4)
Wal-Berg et son orchestre (1939-04-06) (track 25)
Alain Goraguer et son orchestre (1958-06-10 – 1958-07-03) (tracks 2, 19)
producer:
Denis Bourgeois (Producer) (tracks 2, 19)
vocals:
Gilbert Bécaud (track 13)
Charles Aznavour (track 1)
Bourvil (French actor, humorist & singer) (track 11)
Fernandel (French actor and singer) (track 8)
Félix Leclerc (track 9)
Jean Gabin (1936-09-15) (track 23)
Charles Trenet (1938-09-30) (track 4)
Charles Trenet (1939-04-06) (track 25)
Pierre Dudan (1948) (track 15)
Yves Montand (1948) (track 18)
Henri Salvador (1950-03 – 1950-04) (track 7)
Jacques Brel (1953) (track 14)
Jacques Brel (1954-02-15) (track 3)
Serge Gainsbourg (1958-06-10 – 1958-07-03) (tracks 2, 19)
writer:
Gaston Montho (French lyricist and writer, 1899-1963) (track 12)
publisher:
recorded at:
Théâtre de l'Apollo in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1954-02-15) (track 3)
Studio Blanqui (Studio Philips, Boulevard Blanqui) in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1958-06-10 – 1958-07-03) (tracks 2, 19)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
Un dur, un vrai, un tatoué (1938-12-09) (track 8)
later parody versions:
Cha cha boum (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
Direktör (track 18)
later translated versions:
Bom! (Boum !) (track 4)
Boom ! (track 4)
C'est si bon (English version) (track 18)
C'est si bon (German version) (track 18)
Långkalsong (track 18)
Paris canaille (track 10)
later versions:
Make It Soon (track 7)
Me bolhoed op me ene oor (Paris canaille) (track 10)
recording of:
Bal du faubourg (track 1)
Dédé de Montmarte (French musette song) (track 12)
Je suis amoureux (track 16)
Paris canaille (track 10)
Tchi-Tchi (O Catarinetta Bella) (track 20)
Quand on s’promène au bord de l’eau (du film "La Belle Équipe") (1936-09-15) (track 23)
Boum ! (1938-09-30) (track 4)
Ménilmontant (1939-04-06) (track 25)
Clopin-Clopant (1948) (track 15)
C’est si bon (original french version) (1948) (track 18)
Le Loup, la Biche et le Chevalier (Une chanson douce) (1950-03 – 1950-04) (track 7)
L’Hymne au printemps (1951) (track 9)
La Foire (1953) (track 14)
Mes mains (1953-02-02) (track 13)
Grand Jacques (1954-02-15) (track 3)
Ce mortel ennui (1958-06-10 – 1958-07-03) (track 19)
Douze belles dans la peau (1958-06-10 – 1958-07-03) (track 2)
L’Hymne au printemps (1964) (track 9)

CD 2

recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (1939-03-25) (track 21)
acoustic guitar:
Georges Brassens (1954-10-28) (track 24)
double bass:
Pierre Nicolas (1954-10-28) (track 24)
piano:
Léo Ferré (track 10)
Alec Siniavine (1939-03-25) (track 21)
additional acoustic guitar:
Antoine Schessa (Musician - Acoustic Guitar Player) (1954-10-28) (track 24)
arranger:
André Grassi (track 9)
Wal-Berg (track 21)
composer:
Pascal Bastia (track 21)
Gilbert Bécaud (track 2)
Roland Dyens (track 15)
Louis Ferrari (track 13)
Francis Lopez (French composer) (track 18)
Étienne Lorin (french musician) (track 12)
Raoul Monis (track 1)
Georges van Parys (tracks 15, 20)
Philippe Parès (track 20)
Vincent Scotto (tracks 14, 16)
J. H. Tranchant (track 17)
Claude Valéry (track 23)
Charles Aznavour (track 11)
Georges Brassens (track 24)
Jacques Brel (track 9)
Léo Ferré (track 10)
Serge Gainsbourg (track 3)
Félix Leclerc (track 4)
Francis Lemarque (track 6)
Georges van Parys (1939) (track 8)
Albert Lasry (1945) (track 7)
Charles Trenet (1945) (track 7)
Charles Trenet (1949) (track 19)
conductor:
Georges Derveaux (track 20)
Wal-Berg (1939-03-25) (track 21)
Albert Lasry (1946-03-19) (track 7)
Marius Coste (1947-05-22) (track 12)
Albert Lasry (1950) (track 19)
Jacques-Henry Rys (1952-11-25) (track 18)
André Grassi (1954-02-15) (track 9)
Raymond Bernard (1958-01) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Georges Brassens (1954-10-28) (track 24)
lyricist:
Alibert (track 14)
Raymond Asso (track 23)
Charles Aznavour (track 11)
Jean Bastia (track 21)
Georges Brassens (track 24)
Jacques Brel (track 9)
Joel Bucky (track 1)
Pierre Delanoë (track 2)
Léo Ferré (track 10)
Serge Gainsbourg (track 3)
Géo Koger (track 16)
René Laquier (track 12)
Félix Leclerc (track 4)
Francis Lemarque (track 6)
Jean Manse (track 20)
Mouloudji (track 15)
Jacques Plante (track 13)
Don Raye (track 13)
Alex Sandrine (track 1)
Jean Tranchant (track 17)
Raymond Vinci (track 18)
Jean de Wissant (track 21)
Jean Boyer (film director and songwriter) (1939) (track 8)
Charles Trenet (1945) (track 7)
Charles Trenet (1949) (track 19)
orchestra:
R. Valentino et son quintette (french mid-20th century conductor and pianist) (track 11)
performer:
Mouloudji (1955) (track 15)
vocals:
Charles Aznavour (track 11)
Fernandel (French actor and singer) (track 20)
Léo Ferré (track 10)
Francis Lemarque (track 6)
Yves Montand (track 1)
Mouloudji (track 15)
Albert Préjean (French actor) (track 8)
Alibert (1934) (track 14)
Jean Sablon (1939-03-25) (track 21)
Charles Trenet (1946-03-19) (track 7)
Bourvil (French actor, humorist & singer) (1947-05-22) (track 12)
André Claveau (1950) (track 13)
Charles Trenet (1950) (track 19)
Mouloudji (1952) (track 23)
Bourvil (French actor, humorist & singer) (1952-11-25) (track 18)
Georges Guétary (1952-11-25) (track 18)
Jacques Brel (1954-02-15) (track 9)
Georges Brassens (1954-10-28) (track 24)
Gilbert Bécaud (1958-01) (track 2)
publisher:
Éditions Beuscher Arpège (tracks 13, 17)
Le Chant du Monde (1949) (track 6)
Éditions Semi (SEMI Société) (1949) (track 6)
recorded at:
Théâtre de l'Apollo in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1954-02-15) (track 9)
later translated versions:
Alices snaps (track 24)
Beyond the Sea (track 7)
Das Meer (track 7)
De zee (track 7)
De zee (track 7)
Domino (track 13)
Fyra små vedträn (track 24)
Lied für den Bauern (Chansons pour l'Auvergnat) (track 24)
The Day the Rains Came (from the French song "Le jour où la pluie viendra") (track 2)
part of:
Arènes joyeuses (track 14)
La Route fleurie (Operetta) (track 18)
recording of:
Chanson pour Nina (track 16)
Moi, mes souliers (track 4)
Adieu Venise provençale (1934) (track 14)
Comme de bien entendu (du film "Circonstances atténuantes") (1939) (track 8)
Je tire ma révérence (1939-03-25) (track 21)
Je connais des baisers (1941-07-04) (track 20)
La Mer (Charles Trenet song) (1946-03-19) (track 7)
À bicyclette (Bourvil song) (1947-05-22) (track 12)
À Paris (1948) (track 6)
Domino (André Claveau song) (1950) (track 13)
Mes jeunes années (1950) (track 19)
À Saint-Germain-des-Prés (1950-06-26) (track 10)
Comme un p’tit coquelicot (1952) (track 23)
C’est la vie de bohème (de l'opérette "La Route fleurie") (1952-11-25) (track 18)
Faubourg Saint-Martin (1954-01-19 – 1954-02-04) (track 1)
La Haine (1954-02-15) (track 9)
Chanson pour l’Auvergnat (1954-10-28) (track 24)
Un jour tu verras (1955) (track 15)
Le Jour où la pluie viendra (1958-01) (track 2)

CD 3

recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (1945-03-29) (track 1)
composer:
Gilbert Bécaud (track 14)
Henri Crolla (track 6)
Roger Dumas (french actor and lyricist) (track 2)
Léo Ferré (track 19)
Géo Koger (track 18)
Claude Laurence (track 6)
Étienne Lorin (french musician) (track 20)
Philippe-Gérard (French composer & lyricist) (track 11)
Rudi Revil (aka "Cadix") (track 17)
Pierre Roche (track 23)
Vincent Scotto (tracks 12, 15)
Georges Ulmer (track 18)
Maurice Vandair (french lyricist, not the jazz musician) (track 1)
Gaby Wagenheim (track 3)
Charles Aznavour (track 23)
Georges Brassens (track 7)
Jacques Brel (tracks 4, 25)
Pierre Dudan (track 16)
Serge Gainsbourg (track 5)
Francis Lopez (French composer) (tracks 21, 24)
Jean-Pierre Moulin (track 13)
Auguste Bosc (1927) (track 22)
Charles Trenet (1937) (track 8)
conductor:
Pierre Chagnon (Conductor - Composer) (track 2)
Marius Coste (track 24)
André Grassi (track 9)
Jacques Hélian (track 1)
Wal-Berg (track 14)
Faustin Jeanjean (french composer and conductor) (1946-05-09) (track 20)
Jean-Paul Mengeon (1954) (track 13)
François Rauber (1959-09-14) (track 4)
lyricist:
Géo Koger (track 12)
Émile Audifred (Lyricist) (track 12)
Charles Aznavour (tracks 3, 23)
Henri Bourtayre (aka 'James H. Midway') (track 1)
Bourvil (French actor, humorist & singer) (track 20)
Georges Brassens (track 7)
Jacques Brel (tracks 4, 25)
Mireille Brocey (track 21)
Pierre Delanoë (track 14)
Pierre Dudan (track 16)
Serge Gainsbourg (track 5)
Francis Lemarque (tracks 11, 17)
François Llenas (track 24)
Francis Lopez (French composer) (tracks 21, 24)
Jean Manse (track 2)
Jean-Pierre Moulin (track 13)
René Pujol (french lyricist and screenwriter) (track 12)
Jean Rougeul (track 6)
René Sarvil (track 15)
Georges Millandy (1927) (track 22)
Pierre Varenne (1927) (track 22)
Charles Trenet (1937) (track 8)
orchestra:
publisher:
Auguste Bosc (1927) (track 22)
Martin Cayla (1927) (track 22)
vocals:
Gilbert Bécaud (track 14)
Georges Ulmer (track 18)
Maurice Chevalier (track 1)
Fernandel (French actor and singer) (track 2)
Serge Gainsbourg (track 5)
Georges Guétary (track 24)
Francis Lemarque (track 11)
Yves Montand (track 6)
Mouloudji (track 17)
Tino Rossi (1936) (track 12)
Pierre Dudan (1946) (track 16)
Bourvil (French actor, humorist & singer) (1946-05-09) (track 20)
Philippe Clay (1954) (track 13)
Jacques Brel (1959-09-14) (track 4)
publisher:
cover recording of:
Ignace (opérette et film "Ignace") (1936-03-31) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Ma Tetrikini Heik (track 25)
later translated parody versions:
Das "Sausack"-Lied (track 25)
later translated versions:
Ala vetää vaan (track 25)
Bitte geh nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Klaus Hoffmann) (track 25)
Bitte geh’ nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Max Colpet) (track 25)
Die Schmetterlingsjagd (La Chasse aux papillons) (track 7)
Don’t Leave (track 25)
Ethän lähde pois (track 25)
Geh nicht fort von mir (german translation: Heinz Riedel) (track 25)
If You Go Away (track 25)
Jos nyt menet pois (track 25)
Laat me niet alleen (track 25)
Let It Be Me (track 14)
Marinella (track 12)
Ne me quitte pas (english translation: Des De Moor) (track 25)
Ne me quitte pas (Spanish translation) (track 25)
Nie opuszczaj mnie (Ne me quitte pas) (track 25)
No em deixis, no (track 25)
No me dejes no (track 25)
Não me deixes mais (track 25)
Reza Por Mí (track 14)
Viimeinen valssi (track 4)
行かないで (track 25)
later versions:
Als ik je zie (track 14)
part of:
Violettes impériales (operetta) (track 21)
recording of:
Fleur bleue (track 8)
Griserie (waltz) (track 22)
Le Pont Mirabeau (track 19)
Ne me quitte pas (original French version) (track 25)
Poker (track 23)
Rue de Lappe (track 17)
Sur le plancher des vaches (1933) (track 15)
Marinella (1936) (track 12)
Robin des Bois (1943) (track 24)
Fleur de Paris (1945-03-29) (track 1)
Pigalle (1946) (track 18)
Les Crayons (du film "La Ferme de pendu") (1946-05-09) (track 20)
Bal musette (1950) (track 11)
Amour, mon cher amour (1950-11-10) (track 6)
L'amour est un bouquet de violettes (from the film: "Violettes impériales") (1952) (track 21)
Le Danseur de Charleston (1954) (track 13)
Je t’appartiens (1955-12) (track 14)
Julie la Rousse (1956) (track 9)
La Valse à mille temps (1959-09-14) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Francia (edit) (track 25)