Serge Reggiani sings Boris Vian (CD)

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Published in 1965, this first album marks a decisive turn in Serge Reggiani’s career. Jacques Canetti was the one who introduced the actor to music by offering him these 12 Boris Vian songs during an impromptu encounter at Simone Signoret and Yves Montand’s home.

Accompanied by the music of Louis Bessières, Michel Auzépy, Alain Goraguer, M. Philippe-Gérard and Jimmy Walter (Boris Vian’s pianist), Serge Reggiani revealed his voice with its unique tone and put his talent for acting to use with these great lyrics.

The album received the Grand Prix from the Charles Cros academy.

It includes: Arthur où t’as mis le corps, Le déserteur, Que tu es impatiente la mort, Je bois …
Grand Prix de L'académie Charles Cros

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Artist story

Serge Reggiani

Born May 2, 1922, Serge Reggiani is a multifaceted French artist of Italian origin. Actor in the first part of his career (Casque d’or, L’enfer, Le doulos…), he turns to a singing career in 1963 by Jacques Canetti. Accompanied by famous lyricists : Boris Vian, Georges Moustaki, Jean-Loup Dabadi  and Claude Lemesle among others. He leads an exceptional interpreter career and actor in parallel until his death in 2004.

Boris Vian

Born in 1920, Boris Vian (aka Vernon Sullivan for its most sulphurous pounds) joined the Central School in 1939 and became an engineer in 1942. In 1954, he began singing in the Trois Baudets theater and will know a great success with his books and songs. Trumpeter, composer, performer, jazz journalist and surrealist genius writer, he launched the first rock songs in French with Michel Legrand, Henri Salvador and Jacques Canetti. He died of heart disease June 23, 1959, during the private screening of “J’irais cracher sur vos tombes”.

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Weight 0.140 kg

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