MON HOMME

Latest update on 28/05/2017

Artist: Mistinguett
Author: Maurice Yvain/Albert Willemetz/Jacques Charles
Label: Columbia
Year: 1920

In French revue Paris Qui Jazz at the Casino de Paris. Inspired by Francis Casco's play Mon Homme. Mist who counted Maurice Chevalier as her 'homme', declined the song at first, objecting against the realism in the lyrics. Melody was based on another melodramatic Mon homme from 1910 (Rosario/Marietti), sung by Eugénie Buffet.

Covers:

1920s:

Andrée Turcy

1921:

Fanny Brice [as My Man in revue Ziegfeld Girls Of '21 and in '29 recut in film My Man]

1921:

Paul Whiteman [idem]

1937:

Billie Holiday [in '53 with new lyrics by Channing Pollock]

1939:

Alice Faye [in film Rose Of Washington Square]

1940:

Dinah Shore

1948:

Billie Holiday

1953:

Patachou

1953:

Dizzy Gillespie

1956:

Arletty

1959:

Colette Renard

1959:

Peggy Lee

1964:

Juliette Gréco

1965:

Barbra Streisand [and in '68 in film Funny Girl (about Fanny Brice)]

1972:

Diana Ross [in film Lady Sings The Blues (about Billie Holiday)]

2001:

Etta James

2008:

Barbara Hendrickx

2011:

Regina Spektor [with Vince Giordano in TV-series Boardwalk Empire]

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