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Alys Robi 1923 -

Before Celine Dion, there was Alys Robi, Canada’s first enormously popular recording artist.She was born in Quebec City on 3 Feb 1923.Wherever little Alice Robitaille performed--between fights in boxing rings or talent snows--audiences loved her. Her father, the popular boxer Paul Robitaille, managed her with a conviction that she's destined for stardom. However, when Alice grew up and decided to broaden her horizons beyond Quebec, her family balked As a child she had also made debuts in Quebec City at the Capitol Theatre (in the revue Ten Nights in a Bar Room ) and on radio stations CHRC and CKCV. She subsequently won several amateur contests and studied singing, dancing, and acting. Her teachers included Jean Riddez in Montreal, where she had gone at 12 to act and dance with the comedienne La Poune in what became an extended, 75-week engagement at the Théâtre National. Robi sang in 1937 on radio station CKAC's 'La Veillée du samedi soir' and later appeared in local cabarets. While at the Esquire Club in 1942, she came to the attention of CBC radio producer Morris Davis, resulting in appearances on the network shows of

L'Integrale 1999
Fonovox 7907-2 2CD 1999

Mes Reves Sont De Plus En
Lorsque Tu Reviendras
Ma Mie
Petite Negrita
M'amour
La Vie En Rose
Mon Chant D'amour
Route Enchantee
Sans Tes Caresses
Samba Samba
Rhum & Coca-Cola
Si Tu M' Aimes
Tampico
Tchiou Tchiou
Tout Simplement
Sonata
Tu Verras
Tram
Aimer En Vain
Ah! Le Petit Vin Blanc
Ah! Di-Moi
Ballerina
Bresil
Jalousie
Ca Atomiqu't'y?
Cachita
Chaque Nuit
J'ai Deux Amours
J'entends Des Rumeurs
Dans Tes Yeaux
Danseuse Est Creol
Dans Un Petit Baiser
Je Vous Aime
Laura
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah!
Ah! Ca Vit! Ca Va!
Viens Tout Pres De Moi
Bonheur N'est Qu'un Reve
Tico-Tico
Amour
Je Te Tiens Sur Mon Coeur
Beguine
Chi-Baba Chi-Baba
Symphonie
C'est Noel

a compliation of two previously
released records by Alys Robi 
Including a superb booklet with
hitherto unpublished
photographs of Miss Robi.

Alys Robi

this documentary was originally
shown in 1999 on CBC's
Life and Times, a powerful look
at a powerful, but ultimately,
vulnerable woman

L' Anthologie 2004
Disques XXI-21 3CD 2004

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