Raymond Lefèvre

Raymond Lefèvre

Real Name:
Raymond Louis Auguste Lefebvre
French easy listening orchestra leader, arranger and composer. He often wrote the soundtracks of the Louis De Funès movies.

b. November 20, 1929, Calais, France
d. June 27, 2008

He started his professional musical education when he was 17 years old at the Paris Conservatory. At the beginnig of the 50s he was a jazz pianist in a trio with Hubert Rostaing and Bobby Jaspar. He made his first steps in the Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre, where he played as a pianist. He also played in the Paul Mauriat orchestra. In 1956 he released his debut album on Barclay and soon got his own orchestra. He worked in the French television programs Musicorama (1950s) and Palmarés des Chansons (1965, 1966, 1967) accompanying famous artists as Dalida, Claude François, Richard Anthony. Lefèvre conducted entries four times at the Eurovision Song Contest (1961, 1962, 1963 & 1970). His biggest international hit was "Soul Coaxing" in 1968, he also had succes with "The Day the Rains Came" in the US (1958) and "La Reine de Saba" in Japan (1969).
He was married and father of 2 kids.
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Raymond Lefèvre Discography


80.055 Medium Dalida Accompagnée Par Les Orchestres R. Lefèvre* - Walberg* Dalida Accompagnée Par Les Orchestres R. Lefèvre* - Walberg* - Son Nom Est Dalida(10", Album) Barclay 80.055 Medium France 1957 Sell This Version
0056.005 Raymond Lefèvre Christmas Symphonies(LP, Album) Barclay 0056.005 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
SR-151 Raymond Lefèvre Palmares Des Chansons(LP) Seven Seas SR-151 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
S-21163 Raymond Lefevre y su gran orquesta* Wight is Wight(LP) Riviera (3) S-21163 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
GP - 12 Raymond Lefèvre Golden Prize(LP, Album, Gat) Riviera (3) GP - 12 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5109 Raymond Lefevre* Oh Happy Day Buddah Records BDS 5109 US 1972 Sell This Version
GP 360 Raymond Lefèvre Emmanuelle Golden Prize(LP, Album) Riviera (3) GP 360 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
90.345, 90 345 Raymond Lefèvre Love Symphonies (Album) Barclay, Barclay 90.345, 90 345 France 1976 Sell This Version
XCED 421096 Raymond Lefevre* 16 Musiques De Films (Album) Riviera (3), Riviera (3) XCED 421096 Turkey 1976 Sell This Version
GP-470 Raymond Lefèvre Eux(LP, Album) Barclay GP-470 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
0066.042 Raymond Lefèvre Film Symphonies (Album, Maxi) Barclay 0066.042 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
90 183, No. 90.183-Y Raymond Lefevre* Festival Des Meilleures Musiques De Film(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay 90 183, No. 90.183-Y France 1978 Sell This Version
190.003 Raymond Lefevre* Romance(LP) Barclay 190.003 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
90 346, 90.346 Raymond Lefèvre Disco Symphonies Barclay, Barclay 90 346, 90.346 France 1979 Sell This Version
0066.039 Raymond Lefèvre Pop Symphonies Barclay 0066.039 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0066.056 Raymond Lefèvre Holiday Symphonies Barclay 0066.056 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
GP 792 Raymond Lefèvre Tomorrow's Symphonies Du Futur Barclay GP 792 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
91.069, 91 069 Raymond Lefevre* Concerto (Album) Barclay, Barclay 91.069, 91 069 France 1980 Sell This Version
VICP-192 Raymond Lefèvre Sous Le Ciel De Paris(CD, Album) Victor VICP-192 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
FLP 1405 Dalida, Raymond Lefèvre, Burt Random Dalida, Raymond Lefèvre, Burt Random - Dalida Fiesta FLP 1405 US Unknown Sell This Version
0066.064 Raymond Lefèvre Rocky Train(LP) Barclay 0066.064 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SFX-7052 Raymond Lefèvre Russie De Toujours(LP, Gat) Philips SFX-7052 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

70 068 Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre - Mademoiselle Bambino (EP) Barclay 70 068 France 1957 Sell This Version
BCGE 28.126 Raymond Lefèvre Y Su Gran Orquesta* Piccolissima Serenata / You Are My Destiny / Come Prima / Venticello De Roma(7", EP) Barclay BCGE 28.126 Spain 1959 Sell This Version
BCGE 28216 Raymond Lefèvre y Su Gran Orquesta* Paris Cancan(7", EP) Barclay BCGE 28216 Spain 1960 Sell This Version

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