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Jacqueline François

Here is a famous song performed with a delicious accent by the great French singer Jacqueline François.
Jacqueline François (born Jacqueline Guillemautot) was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, in 1922. She began singing at the end of WWII. She has her first hit in 1948 with "C'est le printemps" ("Here is Spring") and wins the "Grand Prix du Disque 1948". That same year she records a song that will become her greatest hit and a world success, "Mademoiselle de Paris". She has been performing in French and English for more than four decades and she toured all over the world (she appeared in the Ed Sullivan Show in 1957), being one of the most successful and classy French singers.
Enjoy Jacqueline François' style and voice!


And here is another song by the great Jacqueline, Les lavandières du Portugal (1967).

And La vie mondaine, the French version of The lady is a tramp


deansinatra37 said...

Congratulations for this nice clip well documented; hope it will permit the young generation to discover one of the most talented french singer.
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Best regards


Anonymous said...

Simply wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! made me cry

Anonymous said...

Despite the distracting dancers, this is a great video. For a while, elsewhere, there was a print that could be enlarged--to great advantage. This one can't, alas, but it's HERE. I saw her live in the Villa d'Este in Paris in 1955. She was sublime. Always.