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Edith Piaf

Born: 1915. Died: 1963. Lived in: France

Edith Piaf born Edith Giovanna Gassion, was a French singer and cultural icon who became universally regarded as France's greatest popular singer. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne a l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "l'Accordeoniste" (1955), and "Padam... Padam..." (1951).

Legend has it that Edith Piaf was born (as Edith Giovanna Gassion) on a Parisian street corner with two policemen attending. This is not a far-fetched idea, however, and may be true. Ediths mother was an alcoholic Italian street singer and part-time prostitute who neglected her for all of two months and then abandoned her to her father. Ediths father, Jean Gassion, was a famous acrobat who hadnt the time nor the skills to nurture an infant. He dropped the child off with his mother, the madam of a bordello, and she raised Edith through the toddler years.

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Edith Piaf : Edith Piaf Song Collection : Solo : Songbook : 073999061222 : 0793570549 : 00306122

Edith Piaf : Edith Piaf Song Collection

Edith Piaf, born Edith Giovanna Gassion (19 December 1915 - 10 October 1963), was a French singer and cultural icon of partly Algerian and Italian descent who "is almost universally regarded as France's greatest popular singer." Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are "La vie en rose" (1946), "Hymne a l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "l'Accordeoniste" (1941), "Padam...Padam", and "La Foule". This is a reprint of the original Edith Piaf collection from G. Schirmer. It contains 10 of her most famous vocal solos, including "La Vie En Rose" and "Milord."

Songlist: Au Bal De La Chance, De L'autre Cote De La Rue, Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin, Je Sais Comment, La Vie En Rose, Les Amants, Les Amants D'un Jour, Les Flonflons Du Bal, Milord, Padam Padam

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Edith Piaf | 5270b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Edith Piaf : A Passionate Life : Solo : DVD : 032031282599 : WHST2825DVD

Edith Piaf : A Passionate Life

Widely regarded as one of the most popular female singers of all time, Edith Piaf's unique voice and talent earned her an incredible career and the nickname "Little Sparrow." Filmed four years after her death, this French documentary contains a plethora of rare archival footage, film clips of Piaf in some of her greatest performances, and several historic interviews. Among the songs included are "La Vie en Rose," "A Quoi a Sert l'Amour," "Milord," and "Mon Dieu." Edith Piaf: A Passionate Life also provides a retrospective of the singer's life and career, from her birth in 1915 to her death in 1963, and all of the tragedies and highly publicized romances in between.

Songlist: Introduction, Je Sais Comment, La Foule, La Fete Continue, Mon Manege a Moi, Milord, Le Chant D'Amour, Le Droit D'Aimer, A Quoi Ca Sert L'Amour, Heureuse, L'Hymne A L'Amour, L'Accordeoniste, La Vie En Rose, Padam Padam, Chants D'Habits, La Belle Histoire D'Amour, J'en Ai Tant Vu, Mon Dieu, Credits, Bonus Arretez La Musique, Bonus - La Goualante Du Pauvre Jean, Bonus - Padam...Padam, Bonus - Humne A L'Amour, Bonus - Le Roi A Fait Battre Tanbour, Bonus - C'est Merveilleux

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Edith Piaf | 5869dvd | DVD | $14.99

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