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Jean Sablon (March 25th 1906 with Nogent-sur-Marne - February 24th 1994 with Cannes-the-Bocca) was a Chanteur French of the Années 1930 and following where he interpreted, inter alia, of the compositions of Mireille. It occurred, among other rooms, with the Olympia. He was the first French singer to occur on scene using a Microphone, in 1935.
BiographyWire of a type-setter, with brothers and a sister who were to also make a success of their careers in the musical field, Jean Sablon studied with the Lycée Charlemagne with Paris and left it in order to enter to the Conservatoire of Paris. It managed however too late to be registered there. He wanted to concentrate his efforts on a career of singer. He started at the 17 years age in operettas has Paris, and thereafter was accompanied by the pianist-compositrice Mireille for its first album of which the song Couchés in the hay which was a considerable personal success. In 1931, it made team with the Casino of Paris with the immensely popular Mistinguett, which enabled him to still progress. 1928, it remained with the Brésil where its recordings still today remain extremely popular.
In 1937, it gained the Grand Prix of the Disc for the song “You who pass without me to see”, written for him by Charles Trenet and Johnny Hess. The same year, it went to the United States, where it sang on for the company of broadcasting NBC and made several English recording. In Broadway, he worked with celebrities such as Cole Porter and George Gershwin. He returned to Paris to occur with the ABC in 1939 and turned over to America or he lived since 1937.
Jean Sablon became one of the male French singers most applauded; for its total popularity during its life it comes just after Maurice Chevalier. Its discs were sold per million throughout the world and one often said that it was the equivalent in France of Bing Crosby in America. During its career, it made recordings in company of some of the best musicians of the world, including Django Reinhardt, with which he is the first singer to have recorded, and Stephan Grappelli. He was lyric also author and type-setter.
Jean Sablon appeared in a certain number of films, with the cinema and in multiple shows televised everywhere in the world. It failed to be selected, inter alia, in the place of Georges Guétary for the film an American in Paris . Its last passage to New York (with the Lincoln Center) date of 1981. It carried out then its good-byes in Paris in 1982 (with the Gabriel House) and with Rio de Janeiro (with the Copacabana Palace).
Died in 1994, Jean Sablon rests with the Cimetière of Montparnasse in Paris. Its voice remains however present by many CD and within recent films, in particular French or American.
- Card Udenap
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