Bobby Short
The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Édith Piaf
Greatest Golden Hits
Charles Aznavour

Vocal » Cabaret

As a musical style, Cabaret refers to two different aspects of music. The "nightclubs" were initially opened to provide a place for painters, writers, musicians, and other artists to gather, talk, perform, and experiment. The key to understanding cabaret as a style is that the music was all experimental. Avant-garde styles, which were often reactions to (or against) current trends and conventions, were formulated in the cabarets. Other styles include the music that was performed in the cabarets when these clubs received their repute for being associated with vice. Cabaret music was considered bawdy, vampish, rhythmic, and often lewd, with numerous lyrical double entendres. Melodic lines could be smooth and soft when that form of stimulation was wanted from (and for) the audience, but most of the time lines were memorable -- filled with motions and extended interval leaps. There were few soft curves to these musical phrases. Cabaret music was intended as an energized form of entertainment.

Cabaret Artists Highlights

Bobby Short
Bobby Short
Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour
Édith Piaf
Édith Piaf
Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg
Antony and the Johnsons
Antony and the Johnsons
Jacques Brel
Jacques Brel

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Cabaret Album Highlights

The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Édith Piaf
Édith Piaf
The Voice of the Sparrow: ...
Greatest Golden Hits
Charles Aznavour
Greatest Golden Hits
La Vie en Rose [ASV/Living Era]
Édith Piaf
La Vie en Rose [ASV/Living ...
The Very Best of James Last [Polydor]
James Last
The Very Best of James ...
Master Series: The Best of Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg
Master Series: The Best of ...
Comic Strip
Serge Gainsbourg
Comic Strip

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Cabaret Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Milord Édith Piaf
Tu Es Partout Édith Piaf
Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus [I Love You...Me, Not Anymore] Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg
La Vie en Rose Édith Piaf
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien Édith Piaf
Initials B.B. Serge Gainsbourg
Lili Marlene Marlene Dietrich
Madeleine The Orchestra
La Bastille Jacques Brel
Bye Bye Blackbird Josephine Baker

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