Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
HE WAS OUR AMBASSADOR
ALAIN ROBERT | ST-HUBERT,QUÉBEC | 05/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"MAURICE CHEVALIER was the first FRENCHMAN to really make it in HOLLYWOOD when the pictures started to talk.He was a great entertainer even if his singing was far from great.It is hard for youngsters today to imagine why this guy was so popular and came to symbolize FRANCE throughout the world.Perhaps you'll be surprized to learn that as joyful as he looked, MAURICE once had a nervous breakdown after he played with DRANEM in the opérette LA-HAUT.After that,he never went down again.This double collection gives you his best songs and only a few fillers in the first disc;you'll also hear in a few songs his wife YVONNE VALLÉE.MAURICE had actually met her during his breakdown and their relation will end after a few years.He had actually learned ENGLISH during the first war while being a prisonner, and he was saved by MISTINGUETT who had relations to get him out.He played with her in many revues ,and then went out on his own and like they say the rest is history."