This week’s #InRetroFanFARE goes to Montreal’s Daniela Andrade with her English/acoustic version of Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose dating back to 2014.
Originally released by Columbia Records, La Vie En Rose hit the American airwaves in 1947 selling a million copies while also growing to become one of the biggest selling singles in both Italy and Brazil. Its popularity is credited in part to the post-war-time era it was written and released in – as well as the colorful history of its author. Piaf wrote the piece on the very streets of France she often performed in – at a Champs Elysees pavement café in 1945.
Its English version was written in 1950 by Mack David popularized by a number of covers by American artists including Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong.
Daniela says that her cover of La Vie En Rose was inspired by the then season of spring, but we see it as a perfect summer piece – and a beautiful rendition of Edith Piaf’s signature song.
The Original with Edith Piaf:
Louis Armstrong’s Version:
Enjoy this familiar but new sound – Did you like it? Let me know –
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