Gaston Dehousse

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Gaston Dehousse du Casino de Spa. He was one of the first singers to record traditional folk songs from Wallonie.

According to a newspaper ad that has meanwhile disappeared from the web, he was hired for a whole week, 3rd to 9th of October, 1924, to participate in a mixed program in the concert hall of a huge and famous Amsterdam café-and-restaurant. Strange to meet an opera singer in that context, and he actually was the only opera singer on the roster. The same ad said him to be tenor in Liège.

Gaston Dehousse singsSigurd: Esprits gardiens

Gaston Dehousse singsRigoletto: Qu'une belle

Gaston Dehousse singsTosca: Ô de beautés égales
Discography

Edison Bell (Electron)/Decca
PB 16		May tchante e grand bwes (Bonvoisin) 		EC16061, Decca 40123
PB 17		Sincerité (Van Damme)				Decca F40124 
PB 18		Pourquoi (Van Damme)				Decca F40124
PB 19		Jeanette (Viel)					Decca F40125
PB 20		So l'tombe di m'mère (Rupes)			EC16061, Decca 40123, F40125
		Noël						F40201
PB 27		Crucifix (Faure) (w Lynel)			EC16042, Decca 40201

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Reneyphone, 1925? 2074at Lu coq Walon (Gaillard) F42597 2075at Par tcharité (Van Damme) F42595, Polydor 42672 2076at Li tchant dès Walons (Hillier) F42598 2077½at Li cariyon di Palâs (Van Damme) F42596, Polydor 42672 2078at Tchantez Djeniton (Van Damme) ?F42590? 2079at Li meus des fleurs (De Vos) Polydor F42591 2080at Li p’tit banc (Van Damme) Polydor F42593 2081at Mayon (Ledoux) Polydor F42600 2082at Pititès fleurs (Crotto) Polydor F42592 2083at Lèyiz-m' plorer (Van Damme) Polydor F42599 2084at O Lidge vi r'veye (Gillisen) Polydor F42594 2085at Mignon (Thomas): Elle ne croyait pas F42603, Polydor F42651 2086at Si j'étais roi (Adam): J'ignore son nom F42605
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2087at Sigurd (Reyer) Le bruit des chants s'éteint F42607 2088at Rigoletto (Verdi): Comme la plume au vent F42608 2089at Rigoletto (Verdi): Qu'une belle F42607, Polydor F42655 2090at Paillasse (Leoncavallo): M'habiller Polydor F42652 2094at Tosca: Ô de beautés égales F42610, Polydor F42659 2095at Tosca: Le ciel luisait d'étoiles F42609 2097at Faust (Gounod): En vain j'interroge F42615 2098at Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller F42612 2099½at Werther: Je ne sais si je veille F42611 Le ciel de mon pays (Lawrence) F42613
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Martha (Flotow): Lorsqu'a mes yeux F42614 2100at Hérodiade (Massenet): Air de Jean F42616, F42604, Polydor F42655 2101½at Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni): Sicilienne F42606, Polydor F42657 2103at La bohème (Puccini): Que cette main est froide Polydor F42659 Les deux sérénades (Leoncavallo) Polydor F42649 Ave Maria (Gounod) Polydor F42649
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for two recordings (Sigurd, Rigoletto), the discography and the bottom three pictures.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the label, newspaper information and recording (Tosca).

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