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Disc 1
Disc 2
ARTIST
TITLE
Gare Au Gorille 1952-1960
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DISCO 6149392 DISCO 6149392
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/26/2011

Discograph releases a 2CD set of music from French singer/songwriter Georges Brassens. With the release of "Gorille" in 1952, Georges Brassens became a household name, as this shy, debonair artist in his 30s enthralled French audiences with his way with words, audacity, humor and sense of poetry. Patachou, Barbara, Juliette Gréco and Sidney Bechet were among the first artists keen on taking the songs of this chanson craftsman and making them their own. 2011 marks the anniversary of both his birth (in 1921) and death (in 1981). Here is an opportunity for you to rediscover his early hits as well as the versions by the first performers of his songs, some of which have never previously been published on CD format, such as the startling "Vendetta" written for Christian Méry, a Corsican comedian who used to share the Trois Baudets stage with Brassens. The 36-page booklet features photographs by Pierre Cordier, whose parents were Brassens' friends in the '50s, which beautifully enhance this richly illustrated set of original liner notes. Other artists include Les Quatre Barbus, Les Cinq Pères, Les Compagnons De La Chanson, Pia Colombo, Michel Frenc, Marc Et André and Joss Baselli.