Thursday, October 11, 2007


Today 1963 Edith Piaf died

Edith Piaf (real name Edith Giovanna Gassion) was born 1915_december_19 and she didn't even reached the age of 50 'cause she died 1963_october 11.
Well, that's actually wrong, she died october 9th. But the official announcement was made 2 days later, so you will find as her dying date 9, 10 and 11 october.

Edith Piaf was one of France's most beloved singers and became a national icon. Her singing reflected her tragic life, with her specialty being the poignant ballad performed in a heartbreaking voice. Some of her famous songs are La vie en rose (1946), Hymne à l'amour (1949), Milord (1959) and Non, je ne regrette rien (1960).

Born Edith Gassion her nickname became Piaf (a Parisian colloquialism for môme = sparrow).
In my humble opinion it's a 'must' to read her interesting biography at Wikipedia !!

I have a 9CD box called Piaf, Edith - L'Integrale. Wonderful music if you like it (and I do...).
I offer you just a simple but Grand Collection of 19 of her songs.
Hurry up to the comments....

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Piaf, Edith - Grand Collection

01-Non Je Ne Regrette Rien
02-La Vie En Rose
04-Les Mots D'Amour
05-Mon Manege A Moi
07-Mon Vieux Lucien
08-Les Flons Flons Du Bal
09-Mon Legionnaire (& Les Compagnons De La Chanson)
10-La Goulante De Pauvre Jean
12-La Foule
13-De L'Autre Cote De La Rue
14-Le Vagabond
15-Hymne A L'Amour
17-Le Fanion De La Legion
18-Les Trois Cloches (& Les Compagnons De La Chanson)
19-No Regrets (English version of Non Je Ne Regrette Rien)

You will have to do a little work to get the link. Sorry, otherwise I have to use 'transferrers'.
Copy and paste into one link, paste it in your browser and hit RETURN

Pass to extract the file : 071010

File is a small 55MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits

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