Charles Aznavour – Best of Charles Aznavour (2014) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Charles Aznavour – Best of Charles Aznavour (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:20:51 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Chanson, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © BnF Collection

Charles Aznavour is perhaps the best-known French music hall entertainer in the world renowned the world over for the bittersweet love songs he has written and sung, which seem to embody the essence of French popular song, and also for his appearances on screen in such wildly divergent fare as Shoot the Piano Player, Candy, and The Tin Drum. His status as the quintessential French popular culture icon is something of an irony for a man who identifies himself most closely with his Armenian heritage. Born Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian, his French roots derive from the fact that his family fled the threat of massacre by the Turks his father was a singer and sometime-restauranteur, while his mother was an actress and part-time seamstress. His father’s singing, done in a notably impassioned style, heavily influenced Aznavour’s approach to singing as a boy. Although he had a voracious appetite for music, he also had a serious impediment growing up, in the form of a paralyzed vocal cord that gave his voice a raspy quality. He channeled some of his energy into theater, making both his stage and screen debuts at age nine, in 1933, in the theater piece Un Bon Petite Diable and in the film La Guerre des Gosses. As an adolescent, he danced in nightclubs and sold newspapers, as well as touring with theatrical companies, and he wrote a nightclub act in partnership with Pierre Roche Aznavour wrote the lyrics to their songs and it was through that material that he began his singing career. Early on, he learned to overcome his fears about his vocal limitations, in part with help from singing legend Edith Piaf, for whom he worked as a chauffeur, among other capacities; with her help, he developed a style that suited his capabilities and played to his strengths and also continued writing songs in earnest, some of which were performed by Piaf.

01. Gosse de Paris
02. Donne tes 16 ans
03. Je cherche mon amour
04. Jolies mômes de mon quartier
05. Tu exagères
06. Bon anniversaire
07. Les deux pigeons
08. Il viendra… ce jour
09. Les deux guitares
10. Ce jour tant attendu
11. Fraternité
12. J’ai des millions de rien du tout
13. J’ai perdu la tête
14. Tu t’laisses aller
15. Rendez-vous à Brasilia
16. La nuit
17. C’n’est pas nécessairement çà
18. Plus heureux que moi
19. Sur ma vie
20. On ne sait jamais
21. Après l’amour
22. Prends garde
23. Vivre avec toi
24. J’aime Paris au mois de mai
25. Le chemin de l’éternite
26. J’entends ta voix
27. Une enfant
28. Alléluia
29. L’amour c’est comme un jour
30. Notre amour nous ressemble
31. Au rythme de mon cœur
32. Esperanza
33. Les comédiens
34. Tu n’as plus
35. Dolorès
36. Les petits matins
37. Ça
38. Heureux avec des riens
39. Je t’aime comme ça
40. Je ne peux pas rentrer chez moi (feat. Jo Moutet et son orchestre)
41. J’en déduis que je t’aime (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)
42. Ce sacré piano (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)
43. Je te donnerai (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)
44. Ay ! Mourir pour toi (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)
45. Quand tu vas revenir (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)
46. Parce que (feat. Virginie Morgan et son orchestre)
47. Tu étais trop jolie (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)
48. Si je n’avais plus (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)
49. Viens au creux de mon épaule (feat. Robert Valentino et son orchestre)
50. Pour faire une jam (feat. Jean Leccia et son orchestre)