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Josephine Baker

Esto Es Felicidad

Release Notes
  • Featuring recordings from the ’40s and ’50s
  • Includes MP3 Download

Singer, dancer, actress, activist and member of the resistance during the Second World War… Josephine Baker marked the twentieth century, as much by its political commitment as by its musical work. Diggers Factory, in collaboration with INA, publishes for the first time in vinyl its mythical concerts recorded between 1944 and 1953.

J’ai Deux Amours: Registration of October 19, 1944, on the return of Josephine Baker in Paris.

Esto Es Felicidad / Two Loves Have I: “The Voice of America: Joséphine Baker Day in Harlem”, a Pierre Crénesse show recorded at the Golden Gate Ballroom on May 20, 1951, at the NAACP’s Josephine Baker Day ( national association for the promotion of people of color). With Buck Clayton on trumpet (Esto Es Felicidad).

A Weekend In Havana / Les Amours De Vacances / Anoche Hable Con La Luna / Brazil: “In the field of stars”, a Maurice Baptissard show, recordings from May 18 to 25, 1948.

Angelitos Negros / Bahiana / Dance, Ballerina, Dance / Estoy Enamorado / José Carioca / Midnight / Pecadora / Se Va El Caimán: Songs recorded in 1948 or 1949 for the program “A quarter of an hour with Joséphine Baker”. With Jo Bouillon and his orchestra.

Piel Canela: " La Joie De Vivre", a program by Robert Chazal and Henri Spade, recorded on November 28, 1953.