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Raymond LeFevre

Raymond LeFevre

Raymond LeFevre


Raymond Lefèvre (born November 20, 1929 in Calais, France), true name Raymond Lefèbvre is a French easy listening orchestra leader, arranger and composer. He is best known for his 1968 theme Soul Coaxin' (Ame Caline), which became an international hit. He also wrote soundtracks for movies with Louis de Funès like La Soupe Aux Choux (1981) or the series of legendary Le Gendarme De Saint Tropez. During late 1950s and early '60s he accompanied Dalida on most of her recordings (Bambino Read more on Last.fm
Raymond Lefèvre (born November 20, 1929 in Calais, France), true name Raymond Lefèbvre is a French easy listening orchestra leader, arranger and composer. He is best known for his 1968 theme Soul Coaxin' (Ame Caline), which became an international hit. He also wrote soundtracks for movies with Louis de Funès like La Soupe Aux Choux (1981) or the series of legendary Le Gendarme De Saint Tropez. During late 1950s and early '60s he accompanied Dalida on most of her recordings (Bambino, Por Favor, Tu Peux Tout Faire de Moi, Quand on N'A Que l'Amour). He started his musical career in 1956 on the Barclay label. Early Career He was accepted at the Paris Conservatory at 17 years old.

During early 1950s he played the piano at the Franck Pourcel orchestra. He started his musical career in 1956 on the Barclay label and recorded his debut album at the same year. He worked in the French television programs Musicorama (1950's) and Palmarés des Chansons (1965, 1966, 1967) accompaining famous artists with his own orchestra. His recording of The Day the Rains Came was a best seller in the United States in 1958. The song Ame Caline (Soul Coaxin') became an international hit in 1968 and La La La (He Gives Me Love) was a minor hit in 1968 in Canada and the United States. In 1969 his recording of La Reine de Saba (Queen of Sheba) became a big hit in Japan.

Between 1972 and early 2000s he made successful tours in Japan. Filmmusic (excerpt) The first soundtrack Lefèvre wrote in 1957 for Fric-frac en dentelles with Peter van Eyck. Music for movies with Louis de Funès: 1964 - Le gendarme de St. Tropez 1965 - Le gendarme à New York 1967 - Les grandes vacances 1968 - Le gendarme se marie 1970 - Le gendarme en balade 1979 - Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres 1981 - La soupe aux choux 1982 - Le gendarme et les gendarmettes Records (excerpt) Concerto pour une voix..., LP 1970, Riviera 550.005 France Concerto pour une voix..., LP 1970, Riviera/Seven Seas SR471 Japan Raymond Lefevre et son grand orchestre, LP 1970, No.12 Riviera 70019 France/Canada Variétés, LP 1971, Barclay 521146 UK This is Raymond Lefèvre, LP 1971, Riviera SLMP 045 Softly, LP, Riviera RLP 16 001 Hits A Francaise, LP, Riviera RLP 16 006 Raindrops keep fallin' on my head, LP, Riviera RLP 16 007 Raymond Lefevre, LP, Riviera RLP 16 008 Soul Symphonies (Raymond Lefevre & son Grand Orchestre), LP 1971, Riviera RLP 16 027 Yesterday's Hits in Tomorrow's Sound, LP 1972, Riviera RLP 16.031 Soul Symphonies No 2 (Raymond Lefevre et son Grand Orchestre), LP 1971, Riviera RLP 16.041 Raymond Lefevre spielt Filmmelodien, LP 1976, Riviera RLP 16.092 (Germany) Raymond Lefèfre (Japanese Maxi-Single, 45rpm), with La Reine De Saba, Eus, Et Maintenant, Tombe La Neige, Barclay CML 11 Concerto pour une voix..., LP 1977, Barclay 45510 Canada Je t'aime moi non plus / Concerto pour une voix..., CD 1998, Riviera/Seven Seas VICP-60558 Japan Mamy Blue / Holidays, CD, ... Je T'aime, Moi Non Plus / Concerto.., CD, ... Sans Toi Je Suis Seul, CD, ... Best, Japan-CD, ... Phantom of the Opera, Japan-CD, Victor VICP 41 281 Pop Classics, Japan-CD, ... New Best One:Plays Classics, Japan-CD, Victor VICP... La Reine de Saba/Adagio Cardinal, Japan-CD, Victor VICP 60557 Colezo! Twin, 2 CD, Japan-CD, ... New Best One, Japan-CD, Victor VICP 41... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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