Fortunately there was Marie-Jeanne...
Maurane, whose real name is Claudine Luypaerts, was a Belgian singer who began her artistic career in 1979 when she joined the show 'Brel en mille temps' alongside Philippe Lafontaine. Show which allows her to be noticed by the composer Pierre Barouh.
An important meeting that allowed her to release a first 45 rpm a year later under the pseudo Claude Maurane (Maurane referring to the director Francis Morane, who had just worked on Starmania). But the recognition, nor the success are at the rendezvous, so she will have to be content while waiting to play the luxury choristers for artists such as Viktor Lazlo and others Philippe Lafontaine.
It wasn't until 1984 that things really picked up when she recorded her first album "Dancing". But it was especially the meeting in 1988 with Michel Berger that will change everything. She thus obtains the emblematic role of Marie-Jeanne in the new version of Starmania and leaves for a 6-month tour. Tour that becomes hardly compatible with her personal plans, to the point that she quickly throws in the towel and will have to be replaced.
Then comes the year 1989 and the album "Maurane". Album which will finally reveal her to the eyes of the general public in particular thanks to the title "Toutes les mamas", title which will be a real hit this year.
Success was confirmed two years later in 1991 with the release of the album "Ami ou ennemi". An album carried mainly by the sumptuous "Sur un prélude de Bach" which, him, leaves in 1993. The singer is then at the zenith of her career.
Unfortunately, the albums that will be released subsequently will not meet the same level of success, gradually removing the artist from center stage.
The singer will continue the adventure during the decades 2000 and 2010 but without succeeding in returning to the race in a sustainable way and this despite the production of titles of more than certain quality.
An adventure that will end definitively on May 7, 2018, the date of the singer's death at the age of 57.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
J’me roule en boule 1980
Fais soleil 1981
T’as pas la pêche 1983
Moi l’argent, toi jeune 1985
Qu'est-ce qui te fait peur 1986
Les uns contre les autres 1988
Toutes les mamas 1989
Tout pour un seul homme 1989
Pas gaie la pagaille 1990
Où es-tu ? 1990
Ca casse 1991
Du mal 1993
Sur un prélude de Bach 1993
Ami ou ennemi 1994
Différente quand je chante 1995
Le paradis c'est l'enfer 1996
Les cœurs sans logis 1996
L'un pour l'autre 1998
Les yeux fermés 1998
Pour les âmes pour les hommes 2000
Qui à part nous 2002
Quand les sangs 2003
Tout faux 2003
Des millions de fois 2004
Au clair de ma plume 2004
Si aujourd'hui 2006
Les antipodes 2007
Je me suis envolée 2007
Je n'ai que ça 2008
Fais moi une fleur 2011
Trop forte 2014
Sous ces yeux là 2015
1983 ... the style, the voice, everything is already there. There is an obvious desire to do well but we will have to be a little more patient to see little Claudine take off ...
1985 ... it's rhythmic, it's playful, but it's still not enough. But it is obvious that at some point, it will necessarily pay off !
1986 ... it's getting closer, that's clear. She delivers here a title which spins at the speed of light and which almost makes you dizzy. But who has hellish energy !
1986 ... after a title that set the Dancefloor on fire, she operates a 360° and finds herself thrown in a shattering way in the Intimist area. And the least we can say is that this year 1986 will have shown all the artistic versatility of the singer. Versatility that will inevitably pay off at one time or another !
1988 ... a luxury cover of the title performed for the first time by Fabienne Thibault in 1978 in the musical Starmania. Of course, making a cover is always easy, but also very risky. Admittedly, the copy is not worth the original but approaches it more or less
1989 ... then comes THIS title. The title that will radically change the singer's destiny and finally propel her to the forefront. Recognition that took time but well deserved. HU-GE !
1989 ... a BIG and BEAUTIFUL year 1989 which literally saw her explode and join the big leagues. The least we can say is that this year 1989 will undoubtedly remain one of its best vintages. MA-GIC !
1990 ... new experimentation this time with a switch to reggae mode. And the least we can say is that whatever the field she explores, for now everything is working perfectly !
1991 ... here she is again in intimate mode, an area in which she is particularly comfortable. One of the rare artists of her generation to be able to alternate with so much ease between rhythms and especially emotions. A rare talent !
1992 ... she signs here surely one of her most beautiful songs. A title which combines strength and softness in a remarkable way. The singer is truly at the height of her art. MAS-TER-FUL !
1993 ... yet another rhythmic title with formidable efficiency. Title after title, year after year, the artist confirms his status as a phenomenon of the moment. A unique know-how that almost hits the mark every time !
1993 ... which will undoubtedly remain as one of his most successful and inspired titles. A title which literally floats in the air and which projects us into a timeless world where everything is only sweetness and pleasure ... MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1994 ... an intimate area that she really masters to perfection and which allows her to give the best of herself. In this area, there is her and the others, it is clear
1995 ... further proof of his extraordinary talent for the 'emotional' register with this title. All against a background of Gospel music, a variant that allows her to add an additional string to the bow of his talents
1996 ... a decade of 90 which will have seen her mainly in the Intimist register to the detriment of the Dance register. Of course, each piece produced is of high quality, but this lack of alternation will end up isolating her. Pity...
1996 ... when you sign the soundtrack of a Disney, as a general rule, you are more of the musical top of the day. And the result is largely up to par. Another nice moment of emotions that takes us with disconcerting ease ...
1998 ... in Bollywood fashion, she hadn't done this one for us yet. A new experiment of which she has the secret and which allows her to constantly blur the lines. Astonishing !
1998 ... almost 20 years after her debut, she continues to prove that you can always count on her. A longevity that is only found with the Greatest. And it's not over, see you the next decade !
2000 ... she will have gone through the 80s, then the 90s and here she is in the 2000s. And even if she has not touched the stars for a while, the talent remains intact !
2001 ... despite obvious goodwill, it is very difficult for her to reverse the trend. Tastes and fashions have changed in this new millennium and it is now difficult for her to compete with a competition that is 20 years younger than her ...
2002 ... she continues to exist no matter what. And what she continues to suggest is far from ridiculous. Inspiration, style, everything is there to please. But the public moved on ...
2003 ... a globalist vision of music which allows her to mix different influences and above all different cultures. Something that is not given to everyone ...
2003 ... an obvious predisposition for the Intimist who crosses fashions and especially decades. She continues to deliver pieces in this area of more than certain quality, that's clear !
2004 ... she tries to adapt to new trends with obvious good faith. But it is always very difficult to exist with the younger generations when you started out in their parents' time ...
2004 ... a truly extraordinary talent for playing with words. Another title that shows her incredible talent in this area ...
2006 ... yet another absolutely sumptuous Intimist track, this time with a stealthy return to success. A well-deserved success which shows that nothing is ever finished. MA-GIC !
2007 ... always inspired melodies which continue to hit the mark. She doesn't get discouraged in the slightest and continues to believe in it. And she is right to believe it !
2007 ... a BIG 2007 with a plethora of titles and quality on every level. But goodwill is unfortunately not always enough to reverse the trend ...
2008 ... a new sweet break, one more. Another title which literally floats in the air and which simply makes us feel good
2009 ... to take over one of Claude Nougaro's flagship titles dating from 1965 (itself taken from Louis Armstrong's title 'Go down Moses' dating from 1958) at the end of the 2000s is a more than daring bet. Daring but successful !
2011 ... one wonders who could stop her as she still believes in it. Here she arrived in the following decade and intends to continue the adventure. A resistance that can only be welcomed !
2014 ... 'too strong', a superlative that sticks to her skin. Who would have thought that she would still be here in the middle of the 2010s ...
2015 ... a great adventure which continues to produce titles of more than certain quality but an adventure which is drawing to a close. But at this point, the singer does not know it yet. Fate awaits her in the shadows and will catch up with her brutally a few years later, ending the career of one who will remain as one of the most gifted singers of her generation
Top Bonus : 2007 ... a piece of hallucinating beauty, surreal and lyrical depth absolutely out of the ordinary. When 2 artists are at the height of their art and give the best of themselves. MAS-TER-FUL !
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