Release Info: Juliette Gr?©co -Je Me Souviens De Tout (2009)
Juliette Greco was born on 7 February 1927, in Montpellier. His father, originally from Corsica, is police on the French Riviera, and very lacking in the life of the girl. Juliette and her sister Charlotte are high in Bordeaux in Talence, by their maternal grandparents. Their mother, born Juliette Lafeychine, has never concealed that Juliette is an unwanted child, born by accident. "Toutout" (the nickname of Juliette) grows in the reserve and introspection. His schooling takes place in an austere religious school. In 1936, his grandfather died, and his grandmother can no longer assume their education. The mother gets the two girls, and settled rue de Seine in Paris. In 1939, it is little rat dance school of the Paris Opera, lest it, at least his family is planning for his career with a ballerina. A declaration of war, the family nevertheless found a semblance of security in P?©rigord, in a beautiful property, Marcaudie. The mother saw a passion in love with Antoinette Soulas (poet whose platelets were a preface by Andr?© Maurois).
Juliette mother, therefore, committed to the resistance with the rank of captain, was arrested on 9 September 1943, in P?©rigueux. The mother and sister of Juliette are deported. Thanks to his young age, Juliette escapes deportation, but was imprisoned in Fresnes.
That is the only knowledge in the capital which hosts its release. Helen Duke, actress (she shine in Les Rois maudits Jos?©e Dayan), is a friend of his mother and his old french teacher, during a visit to Bergerac. This woman of character will be celebrated as a Righteous Among the Nations for saving, with his schoolteacher mother, dozens of Jews. It is there that Juliette discovers the drama: it fails the entrance exam at the Conservatory, but still obtains some figures at the Com?©die-Fran?§aise (it will be vague, hidden under a tarpaulin in a Soulier de satin Paul Claudel, directed by Jean-Louis Barrault).
In 1945, the Liberation, and the term applies with particular relevance to the districts of Saint-Germain-des-Pr?©s and the Quartier Latin, close to the board where Juliet. The girl discovered simultaneously intellectual, freedom to think and act, and the Communist Youth.
On the liberation of his mother and sister of the concentration camps, they return in the Dordogne. Then, the mother engages in the navy, and took the sea with the french expeditionary corps in Indochina. The two girls then return to Paris soon. It is the excitement of freedom, in cabarets and jazz clubs. Juliet does not eat every day hungry, lives only for expediency and small jobs, but the bar crosses the Pont-Royal artistic aristocracy of the time, Albert Camus, American jazzmen, Marguerite Duras, Jean -Paul Sartre, the author of Anglo-Saxon novels.
In 1946, the girl tries to theater (the Ga?®t?© Montparnasse) and the innovative technology of the time, the Broadcasting for programs on poetry. She unfortunately lost the first love of his life, racing driver Jean-Pierre Wimille, killed driving a Simca Gordini, when tested pre-Grand Prix of Argentina. In 1947 opened the landmark of the time, this cabaret Le Tabou intersect where Miles Davis, Boris Vian and Jean Cocteau. Juliet becomes the figurehead of the place, as well as a competitor, The Red Rose. All girls will try to copy his time in black trousers, his tight shirt, and his eye velvet.
Then the height of existentialism, philosophy of individual freedom and subjectivity. Be master of his actions, and thus his fate, can only agree to a youth who was restrained in its aspirations and impulses, for the years of occupation.
In 1949, it is full of songs written by Boris Vian, Raymond Queneau ( "Si tu t'imagines"), Jacques Pr?©vert ( "Les Feuilles mortes"), Ren?©-Louis Lafforgue, or Sartre - and music by Kosma -- it is on the cramped stage of Beef on the Roof, Cabaret recently reopened. His voice, sensual and serious works wonders in this collection of masterpieces. The same year, Cocteau offered him a role in Orpheus, and she met a more diligent Miles Davis. The young singer and trumpeter black American s'?©prennent one another. Juliette became lovers side, a militant civil rights activists, and anti-racism. With greed it tells its stormy encounter with a concierge palace, unwilling to accept the same room in a black and white (which is often of very good music.)
In 1951, she recorded her first disc, I Am As I Am, as a profession of faith), then the price of Sacem for the song "I hate Sundays (signed Charles Aznavour, and also performed by Edith Piaf ).
In 1952, the journal April in Paris, for the stage adaptation of a Doris Day film, carries the United States and Brazil. In 1953, she met actor Philippe Lemaire (specialist films cape and sword) on the plateau of the dark When you liras that letter, by Jean-Pierre Melville. Lovers s'?©pousent June 25 Their daughter, Marie-Laurence was born on 24 March 1954 and the couple divorced in 1956.
In 1954, Juliette Greco held for the first time the scene of Olympia, then flew to New York, where she subjugates audiences with his interpretations of the authors of the directory. Hollywood uses it, and it is on the filming of The Sun also rises she met King Henry the mogul and producer Darryl Zanuck, almost thirty years her senior. This new romance will lead to run under the direction of Orson Welles, John Huston, and Richard Fleischer. Back in France in 1961 (tired of the dominant character of the man of American cinema), it occupies the scene Bobino, then works to discover new talent from the French chanson, L?©o Ferr?© such ( "Nice kid") , Guy B?©art (it creates "There is more later), or Serge Gainsbourg. It was in 1963 that he wrote for her "The Javanese.
In 1965, it scared a whole generation of young french incarnating a dual role in Belph?©gor or phantom of the Louvre, brilliant television adaptation of a novel by Andr?© Bern??de, soap and Claude Barma programmed in full Egyptomania.
Juliette Greco commits a few months later a suicide attempt. Blessed, in September of that year, two artists emblematic of a certain political consciousness in the French unite their lives: Juliette and Michel Piccoli not divorced until 1977. In 1966, a producer Philips decided that during the 1st April, the artists of the house will interpret the success of others: Juliette rubs the "extraordinary Toy" of Claude Fran?§ois, and "American Folklore" Sheila, two songs that will remain unpublished until the publication of an Integral of the artist in 2003. More seriously, it shared the poster for the Th?©??tre National de Paris with Georges Brassens, she interpreted a dozen years ago the "Song for Auvergnat.
In 1967, she lives a "Chanson des Vieux Amants" composed by Jacques Brel, and 60 000 spectators applaud Berlin. Juliette Greco, pale in a black gown, before a red curtain, thus embodies the beauty, intelligence, and talent. In 1968, at the Th?©??tre de la Ville de Paris to set up one of his most notable songs, "undress me" (which would later be interpreted by Myl??ne Farmer and Diane Tell): "undress me ( a) Yes, but not now, not too fast / Remember me covet, desire me, captivated me. "
This ode to sensuality and love physical, written by Robert and Gaby Nyel verlor (also authors of the P'tit bal lost for Bourvil), the public will change all of the planet. Affirmation - at a time when this was not done - the pleasure and female desire, the song is a distant echo in the "I love you ... moi non plus" Serge Gainsbourg ( "Now ... now!"). Especially as the song ends with an incredible (always a few yards of the events of May 68) took power by eroticism female encounter love: "And you ... you undress! "(Decorated with a scorching drive from the voice on" D?© ... shabillez you! "). In February of that year, Juliet asks the pianist, arranger, and composer Gerard Jouannest (faithful companion of Jacques Brel), to accompany the tour in Canada: forty years later, the collaboration is continuing, and musician and singer were married in 1989, from a tour in Germany, and a series of recitals in Japan.
Greco's career experienced a clear slowdown in 70 years, while remaining faithful to his habit of turning the greatest songs french poets (Henri Gougaud). But, now a monument, it do not hesitate to clearly express his political and philosophical.
Thus, Santiago, Chile, before an audience of military, she held a recital of songs composed antimilitarists: the concert was a resounding failure, but the singer in a great design (and we say, legitimate) pride . In 1982 appeared his autobiography Jujube. It builds on the end of the decade to occur annually in a dozen countries. It also records regularly (83 in Greek, she sings Jean Ferrat). The artist was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1984.
In early 1991, she found, after seven years of absence on stage fran?§aise, l'Olympia de Paris. In the spring of that year, she was invited at the Printemps de Bourges. But discomfort interrupted his performance at the fourth song appointment is made for the next edition, where a real tribute to him is rendered. In 1993, it is innovative in that it records a new album, songs powered by Julien Clerc, or Brazilians Caetano Veloso and Joao Bosco. In 1994, she flew to a new tour in one of his favorite country, Japan. In 1997, the Th?©??tre Antique d'Arles receives under Photographic Encounters, for a concert on a projection of images. In 1998, the album A Day and Some Summer Nights is dedicated to poems by Jean-Claude Carri??re, set to music by G?©rard Jouannest.
Ms. Greco is decorated in the same year insignia of Officier dans l'Ordre National du M?©rite.
In May 2001, when she sings on stage in Montpellier, it collapsed, suffered a heart attack. His convalescence (sic) by a Canadian tour. In 2003, the album Love each other or disappear feeds songs of Serge Gainsbourg or Aragon, but also G?©rard Manset, Miossec, Benjamin Biolay and Art Mengo. In 2004, a new series of recitals through the scene of the Olympia in Paris. In 2006, Le Temps d'une Chanson is dedicated to songs written for others, but it is customary to interpret on stage: there are Julien Clerc (Useful), Maxime Le Forestier (born about Unit ")," Syracuse "or" over time ". Better still, the singer is surrounded of the biggest names in American jazz, saxophonist Michael Brecker to trumpeter Wallace Roney. In 2007 she was awarded a Victoire de la Musique for the whole of his work.
Although it has tried several times, and often with talent ( "The Chicken Shrimp" - 1969) to write his own lyrics, Juliette Greco seems to have always preferred the discovery of new authors, and development of their talents of writing and compositions, the original creation.
It also remains the guarantor of a quality specific to the French-speaking song (represented by the greatest authors, from Charles Trenet to Serge Gainsbourg, through Joseph Kosma, Louki Pierre, and Fran?§oise Sagan). This approach made it a unique talent in the panorama of French song. It also symbolizes the scent away from a time where the Caf?© de Flore was the center of the artistic world.
01. Je Me Souviens De Tout (3:00)
02. Madame Rosa (3:04)
03. B?©r?©nice (3:11)
04. C'Est Le Moment (2:09)
05. Dans Ma Chambre De Dame (2:33)
06. Le Solitaire (3:08)
07. Un Petit Matin De Printemps (1:23)
08. Testament Rose (4:44)
09. Tout Ira Bien (3:44)
10. Un Art Assez Difficile (3:25)
11. L'Ombre Du Vent (2:19)
12. Ha! Le Temps (3:14)
13. Je N'Ai Jamais Et?© (4:00)
14. Je Me Souviens De Tout (3:01)
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