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Jean Constantin ‎– Le Poulpe (1972, Barclay)

299,00 

Media EX
Sleeve VG+

Format : LP
Cat N° : 920 396
Style : Chanson

Jean Constantin, un artiste polyvalent de la chanson française, a marqué les années 70 avec son album audacieux “Le Poulpe”. Accompagné par les arrangements funky et latins de Jean-Claude Vannier, collaborateur de Gainsbourg, Constantin a mélangé l’absurdité et l’élégance dans des titres comme “Pas tant de chichi Ponpon”. L’album, caractérisé par son humour et sa splendeur, a été salué pour sa créativité et son innovation.

Jean Constantin, an artist whose repertoire ranges from light-heartedness to profound poetry, defies classification in French music. Self-taught, he learned piano by listening to jazz before catching Bruno Coquatrix’s eye at a young talent competition. Sporting his iconic bushy mustache, he graced the cabaret stages of the 1950s with a whimsical style reminiscent of Bobby Lapointe and Dario Moreno. His early hits like “Les pantoufles à papa” or “Le pacha” exude cha-cha-cha, salsa, or jazz vibes. Not only did he shine as a performer, but his compositional prowess also enriched others’ careers—crafting “Mon manège à moi” for Edith Piaf and “Truc en plume” for Zizi Jeanmaire. Recognizing his depth beyond humor, François Truffaut enlisted him to compose and conduct the majestic soundtrack for his debut film, “Les 400 Coups.” In 1970, Constantin released his boldest album, “Le Poulpe,” with Jean-Claude Vannier’s funky and Latin-infused arrangements, reminiscent of their work on Gainsbourg’s “Histoire de Melody Nelson.” Tracks like “Pas tant de chichi Ponpon” blend absurdity with elegance, inviting listeners to summer frivolity until “the wave washes everything away.”

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A1 – T’as Du Pot Qu’est Pas De Poulpe
A2 – Robinson Crut Zoé
A3 – Truffaut Cha Cha
A4 – Moto Cha Cha
A5 – Jean-Claude Bouttier
B1 – Qu’as Tu Fais De Mon Amour
B2 Carnaval De St Ouen
B3 – Du Mozart
B4 – Pas Tant D’chichi Ponpon (Samba Da Minia Terra)
B5 – Dracula Vampirstar

Weight 0,23 kg