On his return to France, he met writer Boris Vian, with whom he was to compose more than 400 songs. The hallmark of the duo's repertoire is a certain acid wit. With Vian, Henri Salvador (under the pseudonym of Henri Cording) wrote blues numbers (Le Blues Du Dentiste; in 1960 charted by Quincy Jones), rock songs (Rock And Roll Mops) and French Caribbean biguines (Faut Rigoler). In 1996, aged 79 years, he was awarded a Victoires d'Honneur award at the annual Victoires de la Musique (the French Grammys) event. He was treated on a duet with Ray Charles.
The Genius also performed a perfect version of Say No More, with the show's orchestra. On February 12 France 2 aired part of rehearsal for this song (INA ID CAB06054288).
Le Blues Du Dentiste (with Henri Salvador; partial - the performance was 3'41"):
Full audio version here:
|Ray CHARLES/Henri SALVADOR - Le blues du dentiste .mp3|
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