Souvenirs of Paris, 1950

The most widely-performed of Claudia's cabaret programs for schools and her only character-driven theatre-piece, Souvenirs of Paris, 1950 introduces Marcelle, a Parisian café owner who recounts through song the events of her tumultuous life in France before, during and after World War II. Includes songs made famous by Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, Juliette Gréco and Yves Montand and songs celebrating the Paree of American composers Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Vernon Duke.


Playlist

The "long show" runs about 75 minutes
  • That's what makes Paris Paree Sammy Cahn & Vernon Duke
  • Champs-Elysées Mike Deighan, Mike Wilsh, Pierre Delanoe
  • Le gamin de Paris Mick Micheyl & André Mares
  • Grands boulevards Jacques Plante & Norbert Glanzberg
  • La vie en rose Edith Piaf & Mack David
  • Barbara Jacques Prévert & Joseph Kosma
  • SOP4VieEnRose-sm (39K)Paris Blues Duke Ellington
  • SOP5Cabbie (34K)
  • Cabdriver's Nightmare (Le cauchemar du chauffeur de taxi) Jacques Prévert & Joseph Kosma
  • Poor People of Paris Jack Lawrence & Marguerite Monnot
  • Another Song about Paris David Frishberg
  • Milord Georges Moustaki & Marguerite Monnot
  • Aux îles Hawaii Pascal & Jean Bastia
  • Les berceaux Gabriel Fauré & Sully Prudhomme
  • L'accordéoniste Michel Emer
  • Les feuilles mortes/Autumn Leaves Jacques Prévert & Joseph Kosma; Johnny Mercer
  • You don't know Paree Cole Porter
  • Non, je ne regrette rien Michel Vaucaire & Charles Dumont
  • C'est si bon - as an encore! Henri Betti & André Hornez
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