JE CHERCHE APRES TITINE

Latest update on 01/02/2017

Artist: Gaby Montbreuse
Author: Leo Daniderff/Louis Mauban/Marcel Bertal
Year: 1917

Coauthor Daniderff's girlfriend. Sometimes Henry Lemonnier is credited instead of Louis Mauban as coauthor. American soldiers of WW I introduced it home to liven up the roaring twenties. Bertal & Mauban wrote an answer song in '26: J'ai retrouvé Titine.

Covers:

1924:

Marcelly [oldest recording for Pathé]

1924:

Jack Hylton [as Titina]

1925:

Vincent Lopez [idem]

1925:

Ben Bernie [idem]

1925:

Moulin Rouge Dance Orch. [idem]

1925:

Billy Murray [idem]

1936:

Charlie Chaplin [in film Modern Times with nonsense lyrics; unaware of the copyrights]

1952:

Jacques Hélian

1958:

Andrex

1959:

Yves Montand

1964:

Jacques Brel [his Titine elaborates on answer song J'ai retrouvé Titine]

1964:

Célibataires

1971:

Georgette Plana

1971:

Nino Rota [in Fellini film I Clowns]

2004:

J-Five feat. Charles Chaplin [as Modern Times n°1 Fr]

Modern Times was Chaplin's first talkie and so this was the first time the audience heard his voice. The nonsense words where his way to make his point: Chaplin films are better off without spoken word.

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