Claude Nougaro

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Claude Nougaro
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Claude Nougaro (born September 9, 1929, Toulouse, Occitania – died March 4, 2004, Paris) was a French songwriter and singer.

His father was an opera singer and his mother a piano teacher. He began his career as a songwriter in the early 1950's. He debuted as a singer in 1955, on the stage of Lapin Agile, Montmartre Cabaret. His debut recording was released in 1959, with very minor success, despite a tour with Dalida. In 1962, a jazz influenced collaboration with Michel Legrand becomes his breakthrough success, both commercial and critical. In 1964 he teamed up with Baden Powell, the first of a long term relationship incorporating Brazilian sounds and musicians. In the mid-1980's he was dropped by his record company Barclay due to disappointing record sales. He then moved to New York City, where he recorded a funk-tinged album, "Nougayork", a massive seller and award winning album that brought him to the attention of a whole new audience. After this New York experience, he returned to his jazz roots, to which he incorporated some world music elements collaborating with Didier Lockwood or Ray Lema.

He died on March 4, 2004, and his ashes were scattered on the Garonne river in his Toulouse hometown. Later in 2004, Blue Note released a collection of his last recordings titled "La Note Bleue".

He's the father of Cécile Nougaro.
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KV.51 Claude Nougaro - Claude Nougaro album art Claude Nougaro Claude Nougaro (Album) President Records (3) KV.51 France 1959 Sell This Version
B 76.559 R Claude Nougaro - Claude Nougaro album art Claude Nougaro Claude Nougaro (Album) Philips B 76.559 R France 1962 Sell This Version
B 76.570 R Claude Nougaro - N° 2 album art Claude Nougaro N° 2 (Album) Philips B 76.570 R France 1963 Sell This Version
842.138 Claude Nougaro - Claude Nougaro album art Claude Nougaro Claude Nougaro (Album) Philips 842.138 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
844.709 Claude Nougaro - Petit Taureau album art Claude Nougaro Petit Taureau (Album) Philips 844.709 France 1967 Sell This Version
844 969, 844 970 Claude Nougaro - Une Soirée Avec album art Claude Nougaro Une Soirée Avec (Album) Philips, Philips 844 969, 844 970 France 1969 Sell This Version
6397 029 Claude Nougaro - Soeur Âme album art Nougaro* Soeur Âme (Album) Philips 6397 029 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
6325 139 Claude Nougaro - Récréation album art Claude Nougaro Récréation (Album) Philips 6325 139 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
6499 692 Claude Nougaro - Locomotive D'Or album art Claude Nougaro Locomotive D'Or (Album) Philips 6499 692 France 1974 Sell This Version
4-90.025 Claude Nougaro - Femmes Et Famines album art Claude Nougaro Femmes Et Famines (Album) Barclay 4-90.025 France 1975 Sell This Version
80 661/62 Claude Nougaro - Nougaro 77 - Enregistrement Public A L'Olympia album art Claude Nougaro Nougaro 77 - Enregistrement Public A L'Olympia (Album) Barclay 80 661/62 France 1977 Sell This Version
90.137 Claude Nougaro - Plume D'Ange album art Claude Nougaro Plume D'Ange (Album) Barclay 90.137 France 1977 Sell This Version
91 004 Claude Nougaro - Tu Verras album art Claude Nougaro Tu Verras (Album) Barclay 91 004 France 1978 Sell This Version
4 91 019 Claude Nougaro - Nougaro 79 (Enregistrement Public) album art Claude Nougaro Nougaro 79 (Enregistrement Public) (Album) Barclay 4 91 019 France 1979 Sell This Version
96106, 96 106 Claude Nougaro - Assez ! album art Nougaro* Assez ! (Album) Barclay, Barclay 96106, 96 106 France 1980 Sell This Version
96.115, 96 115 Claude Nougaro - Chansons Nettes album art Nougaro* Chansons Nettes(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay 96.115, 96 115 France 1981 Sell This Version
200 328 Claude Nougaro - Au New Morning album art Claude Nougaro Au New Morning (Album) Barclay 200 328 France 1982 Sell This Version
200.461, 200 461 Claude Nougaro - Ami Chemin album art Nougaro* Ami Chemin (Album) Barclay, Barclay 200.461, 200 461 France 1983 Sell This Version
824 576-1 Claude Nougaro - Bleu Blanc Blues album art Claude Nougaro Bleu Blanc Blues (Album) Barclay 824 576-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
827 968-1 Claude Nougaro - Sur Scène Olympia 85 album art Nougaro* Sur Scène Olympia 85(LP, Album) Barclay 827 968-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
2292-42226-4 Claude Nougaro - Nougayork album art Claude Nougaro Nougayork (Album) WEA 2292-42226-4 France 1987 Sell This Version
244 763-1 Claude Nougaro - Pacifique album art Claude Nougaro Pacifique (Album) WEA 244 763-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
246 109-1 Claude Nougaro - Zenith Made In Nougaro album art Claude Nougaro Zenith Made In Nougaro (Album) WEA 246 109-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
510655 4 Claude Nougaro - Une Voix . Dix Doigts album art Claude Nougaro Une Voix . Dix Doigts (Album) Philips, Philips 510655 4 France 1991 Sell This Version
5211172 Claude Nougaro - Chansongs album art Claude Nougaro Chansongs (Album) Phonogram 5211172 France 1993 Sell This Version