TEMPS DES CERISES, LE

Latest update on 28/10/2013

Artist: Agustarello Affre
Author: Jean Baptiste Clément/Antoine Renard
Label: APGA
Year: 1908

Tenor with the oldest recording available. Possible older ones: by Maréchal, Francis Marty, Petrus, Odette Dulac, Mercadier and/or Welldy. First performed by Belgian tenor turned music-hall star Antoine Renard, who received the lyrics first-handed from future socialist propagandist Jean Baptiste Clément. Written in 1866, five years before the Paris Commune. Best known song of that period and a left wing anthem ever since. In a 1885 songbook Clément dedicated it to the memory of "la vaillante citoyenne Louise, ambulancière de la Rue Fontaine-au-Roi, le dimanche 28 mai 1871". That's the place of the last barricade held by the Communards. Clément is buried at Père Lachaise.

Covers:

1928:

Fred Garin

1932:

Reda Caire

1938:

Tino Rossi

1942:

Charles Trenet [swing version]

1947:

Jean Lumière

1955:

Yves Montand

1967:

Nana Mouskouri

1969:

Mouloudji

1989:

Hélène Delavault

2002:

Patrick Bruel

2008:

Bobbejaan Schoepen [with Geike Arnaert (ex Hooverphonic)]

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