Irena Santor

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Irena Santor
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Irena Santor
Background information
Born (1934-12-09) 9 December 1934 (age 81)
Papowo Biskupie, Poland

Irena Santor (born 9 December 1934 in Papowo Biskupie, Poland) is a retired Polish singer. She was very popular and prolific in her youth. She spent the first years of her life in Solec Kujawski. She graduated a Glazier Technical and Vocational school in Polanica Zdrój. She pursued her vocal career afterwards. She was promoted by Zdzisław Górzyński, who recommended her to Tadeusz Sygietyński, director and founder of the Mazowsze - Polish State Folk Song and Dance Ensemble in 1951. In 1959 Santor left Mazowsze and started her solo career, making her debut in December that year.[1] She toured many European countries giving numerous performances and earning prestigious prizes. She recorded many hits of that era, composed exclusively for her by such composers like Jerzy Wasowski, Wladyslaw Szpilman, Piotr Figiel, Wojciech Karolak a.o. In 2000 her album Santor Cafe was released, including covers of the greatest world hits of Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, and Hubert Giraud.[2] She is now retired from the music stage but performs occasionally.[3] Her greatest hits: Embarras, Powrócisz tu, Tych lat nie odda nikt, Maleńki znak, Na krzywym kole, Kamienne schodki, Odrobinę szczęścia w miłości, Pójde na stare miasto, Warszawa, ja i ty.[4]

Her 1968 hit, Piosenka o sąsiedzie, is based on 1967's Nash Sosed by Edita Piekha. These songs have been sampled many times since, by artists including Jedi Mind Tricks and Ultrabeat (under the name "WTF?").

Partial discography[edit]

  • 1961: Rendez-vous z I. Santor
  • 1965: Halo Warszawo
  • 1966: Piosenki stare jak świat
  • 1967: Powrócisz tu
  • 1968: Piosenka o sąsiedzie
  • 1969: Zapamiętaj, że to ja
  • 1972: Moja Warszawa
  • 1972: Witaj gwiazdko złota
  • 1979: Telegram miłości
  • 1982: Cdn.
  • 1989: Biegnie czas
  • 1993: Warszawa, ja i ty
  • 2000: Santor Cafe
  • 2002: Jeszcze

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