“Édith Piaf Sings [1950]” by Édith Piaf - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1950Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

All 8 tracks on this 10” LP are new to the Édith Piaf album discography thus far. 5 of the 8 were recorded recently in 1949 and 3 numbers were recorded back in 1946. On those 3, Édith is accompanied by the male harmony vocals of Les Compagnons de la Chanson, as they tackle folk traditionals “Le Roi A Fait Battre Tambour”, “Celine” and “Dans Les Prisons De Nantes”. It certainly helps to break things up from the usual cabaret stylings, and this helps to give the album a fresh vitality. There’s not a bad number on-board but “Dany”, co-written by the lady herself, is the stand out for me, as Édith gets bluesy with it. The band reminds me of Jimmie Lunceford’s lot doing "Blues In The Night". C’est merveilleux!

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A1 [02:39] 5.7.png Édith Piaf - Paris (André Bernheim) Crooner / Cabaret
A2 [02:38] 6.3.png Édith Piaf and Les Compagnons de la Chanson - Le Roi A Fait Battre Tambour (Traditional) Folk
A3 [02:40] 8.6.png Édith Piaf - Dany (Marguerite Monnot, Édith Giovanna Gassion) Crooner / Cabaret
A4 [03:20] 6.8.png Édith Piaf - Pour Moi Tout’ Seule (Guy Lafarge, Philippe Gérard, Flavien Monod) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [03:14] 5.0.png Édith Piaf - Le Prisonnier De La Tour (Si Le Roi Savait Ça Isabelle) (Francis Blanche, Gérard Calvi) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [02:59] 6.1.png Édith Piaf - Bal Dans Ma Rue (Michel Emer) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [03:12] 5.7.png Édith Piaf and Les Compagnons de la Chanson - Celine (Traditional) Folk
B4 [02:30] 6.7.png Édith Piaf and Les Compagnons de la Chanson - Dans Les Prisons De Nantes (Traditional) Folk
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