Charles Trénet

Je Chante [Orphee]

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Coming up during the classic chanson period, singer Charles Trenet soon established himself as one of the top French singers between World Wars I and II. Often surrounded by fetching jazz-pop arrangements, Trenet shined on both upbeat material and more nostalgic, ballad-style cuts. This excellent collection proves the point with 21 classic sides from the late '30s and early '40s. Including hits like the title track and "Boum," the disc qualifies as the perfect introductory sampler for Trenet newcomers.

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