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French music for the summer sun

Olivier Jauffrit of French radio station Paris Chanson chose a Charles Trenet song which he says it perfect for sunny days saying “The one you …

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Lucienne Boyer

French Music: Lucienne Boyer

Olivier Jauffrit of radio station Paris Chanson says of Lucienne Boyer’s performance of  ‘Parlez-moi d’Amour’ “… it is one of the best French love songs …

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Cora Vaucaire

My French Music: Cora Vaucaire

  Cora Vaucaire was born Genevieve Collin on 22 July 1918 in Marseille and enjoyed a successful singing career in France particularly in the 1950s. …

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My French Music: Les Parisiennes

Paris Chanson, the French radio show and music experts choose a singer, group or musical excerpt that represents French music: the French girl band “Les …

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Jeanne Moreau

French Music: Jeanne Moreau

  Jeanne Moreau is best known as an actress but is also a singer, screenwriter and director. Born in Paris 23 January 1928 to an …

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French Music: Dario Moreno

  Born David Arugete 3rd April, 1921 to Jewish parents in Turkey, Dario Moreno as he became, was an actor, composer and singer who had …

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French Music: Jean Ferrat

Born Jean Tenenbaum in Hauts-de-Seine 26 December 1930, Jean Ferrat (as he became) did not have an easy upbringing. His father, a Russian died at …

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Francoise Hardy

French Music: Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy was born in Paris 17 January 1944. She began her career at 18 in 1962 and became one of the most successful singers …

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Maurice Chevalier

French Music: Maurice Chevalier

“The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.” So …

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French Music: Juliette Gréco

Born 7 February 1927 in Montpelier, South of France, Juliette Gréco has had the sort of life that you think only exists in books and …

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