Hugues Aufray (born Hugues Auffray , the August 18th 1929 with Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a Chanteur French. Often poetic, its songs evokes the voyages, the friendship, fraternity, the tolerance. He is the brother of the actress Pascale Audret (1936 - 2000).
BiographyAfter three last years with Madrid where his/her father lived, Aufray gains France and starts to sing in Spanish, then very quickly interprets the songs of Felix Leclerc, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg, etc Gaining of the contest Numbers 1 of Tomorrow , it is noticed by Eddie Barclay which makes him record its first disc in 1959.
Author of many songs of which it carries out sometimes arrangements or the music, it Co-will sign some much with the lyric writers Vline Buggy and Pierre Delanoë, but also Jacques Plante, Claude Morgan, etc Hugues Aufray also draws his repertory in the Folklore Spanish, Anglo-Saxons and Latin-American, like in the Blues and the rock'n'roll. He also worked with many type-setters, such as Jean-Pierre Sabar, Georges Augier de Moussac, Guy Magenta etc
In 1964, Hugues Aufray represents Luxembourg with the Concours Eurovision of the Song; he is classified 4th with his song " As soon as spring returns ".
Its songs belong to the French cultural heritage , one finds them in many notebooks of songs and they are taught in the schools. Some among most known of the French songs, like Stewball or Santiano , are adapted of a American Chant of sailors.
He was the first French to discover Bob Dylan and to adapt the songs of them. The translations of Anglo-Saxon texts, in particular those of Bob Dylan, often edulcorate the crudeness of the original text. The musical arrangements which make the good share with the acoustic guitar indicate an influence of the American folk.
It shares its life between its house in the neighborhoods of Paris and its farm of the Ardèche. Impassioned horsemanship it created equestrian spectacles (Riders without borders), of the training courses of horsemanship for children and a ranch in the Alps. It was much interested also in the veil and devotes part of its repertory to the sea and the sailors.
Topics approachedHugues Aufray is defined itself “between Right Bank and left bank”: its texts and interpretations fight the Racisme and the intolerance ( the colored pencils ), it returns during its spectacles its right place to the negro music (gospel, blues, jazz, etc) in the emergence of the rock'n'roll to the United States and thus of the current music in the whole world, resistance and creativity of the torn off African culture of force with its ground. In addition, it defends certain aspects Réactionnaire S, as in Adieu Mister Professeur , a song which it wrote in the middle of the storm of May 1968 and which deplores the lack of respect of the students and encourages with the respect of the Masters. It thus has a personality more moderated than a first approach does not let foresee.
Repertory by authorTroubadour metissor of musical cultures, it interprets the songs of other authors like Serge Gainsbourg, Felix Leclerc and Georges Brassens, and adapts in French of the American songs of Bob Dylan, Roger Miller… musics " folk" US and southern American.
- Mister the Sun
- the South
- Await to me “Ti-guy”
- This morning
- As Abraham
- Dialog of in love
- It is not pretty
- I have two mountains to cross
- the song of the pharmacist
- the girl of the island
- the sea is not the sea
- the ball
- small happiness
- Me, my shoes
- Our path
- Y' has loves
- With the soft shore
- Bye bye Moorea Tahiti
- the wild child
- Tighten to him the hand
- Night of winter
- 1965 : Olympia 1965
- 1965 : Hugues Aufray sings Bob Dylan
- 1966: Céline/Le spring returns
- 1972: You my lady/good-bye
- Dou Wakadou/On is the kings/the remorses and the regrets/Bambou
- the man orchestre/Je believed/Laisse me little girl/the closed eyes
- integral Concert
- In Olympia 1964
- 1991: the Earth is so beautiful , Carabas Production: resumption of 16 of its successes with more electric arrangements.
- 1993 : Little Troubadour
- 1993: Santiano , Barclay
- 1993: Integral Barclay
- 1994: Best off
- 1995: Aufray trans dylan
- 1999: the best of Hugues Aufray
- 2000: Each one its sea
- 2000: Best off
- 2001: With the solitary winds
- 2005: Hugues Aufray sings Felix Leclerc
- 2005: Hugues Aufray, live than ever
- 2007: Hugh!
- Road 91 , Olympia 1991
- 2005: Hugues Aufray, live than ever!
- Official site
- Discography in [[45 turns]] on Encyclopédisque
- '' Vidéo: '' Hugues Aufray in 1965, it is expressed on work, happiness, the life, a file of the French-speaking Switzerland Télévision
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