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Randy Stein

Piaf Repertoire

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I had a couple of good gigs this weekend. Always a nice feeling.

I have a good 30-45 minutes (depending on how long I stretch out the songs) of the music of Edith Piaf. For me she was an epitome of a style of music I try to somehow emulate in my playing. Her performances are still captured in recordings and on YouTube. I've posted a couple of her tunes on Cnet arranged for EC but my favorite is here. This is a former trio I had called the Rodger French Trio.

During my gig yesterday I played Non je non regrette rien after which a young woman asked what that was. I asked her if she ever heard of Edith Piaf and she said no but immediately googled her from her smart phone and listened to her singing the same song and a couple of others. It was great to watch the delight of a young person discovering a whole new genre of music and the performances of Piaf.

Just saying....

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Really enjoyed this and all your other recordings that I keep coming back to. Great work, thanks.

Dean

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that is lovely, both the story and the playing. there is an old LP obtainable out there by the chromatic accordion maestro emil prudhomme, titled "Accordion a la Piaf." (Funnily, the title is in French, but the instrument is spelled English style with an "I.") Lovely musette instrumental arrangements of Piaf chansons . . . I see a couple on Ebay, my links won't copy on the computer I'm on . . .I don't use the player's name to Google it bc spellings vary . . .

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