Personnel: Henri Crolla (guitar); Freddy Balta (accordion); Hubert Rostaing (clarinet); Bob Castella (piano).
Recording information: Paris, France (05/07/1948-05/09/1949).
Arranger: Bob Castella.
French pop singer Yves Montand was, along with Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevaliar, and Jacques Brel, one of the most beloved pop singers in France throughout the 1940s, '50s, and beyond. A PARIS 1948-49 captures Montand in the bloom of his early career, performing such classics as "Clopin-Clopan," "C'est Si Bon," and "Clementine," all with the poignant, bittersweet charm that was his trademark. Lovers of classic French singers will want to snatch this up, as it is a fine sampler not only of Montand's early sound, but of a vintage era of French pop as well.