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AntoineElucubrations – Antoine On 45 1965 to 1966 ... CD
Vogue/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... read more CD

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BenabarInfrequentable/Benabar ... CD
Sony (France), 2001/2008. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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(Includes original slipcase.)

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Jane BirkinLolita Go Home ... CD
Fontana (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin take Jane's ever-growing trash rock aesthetic into the Euro club world of the 70s – and the result is an insane batch of tracks that are among Birkin's craziest work of the decade! She sings with an incredibly deadpan style – as you'll hear especially ... read more CD

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Jacques BrelQuand On N'A Que L'Amour ... CD
Barclay (France), 1960s/1996. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Nice 2CD set that serves as a perfect introduction to the work of this legendary French singer/songwriter – and which includes a whopping 37 tracks in a very handsome package! The titles here are instantly recognizable – both from Brel's own famous versions, and from the English ones ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Guy CabayLi Tins Les-Otes Et On Po D'Mi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
Really cool work from Guy Cabay – a singer who's a bit hard to describe accurately in words, but who definitely ranks right up there with some of the hippest French talents of the 70s! Cabay's got a breathy style of singing that's kind of post-Serge Gainsbourg, and a bit in the Saravah ... read more CD

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Coralie ClementBye Bye Beaute ... CD
Capitol/Nettwerk, 2005. Used ... $6.99
A second outing from French singer Coralie Clement – produced by the great Benjamin Biolay, and done with a sound that's much more guitar-heavy than her first! The style here is still very couched in references to older French pop – sung with a vocal approach that would make Jane ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Coralie ClementSalle Des Pas Perdus ... CD
Capitol, 2001. Used ... $9.99
Lovely French pop – with a stripped-down retro groove that's really delightful! Coralie's got a breathy vocal style that reminds us of a young Jane Birkin – and the backing on the set is in a small combo mode, with guitar, organ, bass, drums, and sax – grooving in a mode that's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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FaudelAnother Sun – Un Autre Soleil ... CD
Mercury/Wrasse (UK), 2003. Used ... $3.99
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FaudelBaida ... CD
Polygram, 1997. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine (1972) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic album by this enigmatic French singer – one of her first truly experimental albums! The record differs from some of her other albums quite a bit – and has a very strange mix of styles that go from straight ahead (only a track or two), to wildly experimental – very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brigitte FontaineKekeland ... CD
Virgin (France), 2001. Used ... $5.99
Mad work from this fantastic French talent! Brigitte Fontaine's best known for her legendary recordings in the 70s for the Saravah label – sides cut with Areski Belkacem and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, that are beyond description, and which still thrill us today! This new album's every bit ... read more CD

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Brigitte FontaineRue Saint Louis En L'ile ... CD
Virgin (France), 2004. Used ... $4.99
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(CD is copy protected.)

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Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of ChicagoComme A La Radio ... CD
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the coolest albums ever recorded – a legendary meeting between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and inventive French singer Brigitte Fontaine! The set was recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, and it perfectly sums up all of the incredible energy bubbling out of the post-68 years – ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgComic Strip ... CD
Philips, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
Great 20 track compilation that focuses on the pivotal years for Serge Gainsbourg – the time when he was turning his twisted French pop into a sound that would forever be remembered, and become an inspiration for so many of today's musicians. The set's got a few tracks that are on other ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgDu Chant A La Une ... CD
Philips/Mercury (France), 1958. Used ... $6.99
Some of Serge Gainsbourg's first recordings – a mixture of left bank chic, jazzy rhythms, and some of the strangest songwriting to grace the Parisian scene! All titles feature great backings by Alain Goraguer, Serge's longtime musical partner, who brings in some wonderful elements to the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody Nelson (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Histoire De Melody Nelson (deluxe edition) ... CD 13.99

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Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody Nelson (deluxe edition) ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's ... read more CD
Also available Histoire De Melody Nelson (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Serge GainsbourgInitials BB (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge GainsbourgL' Homme A Tete De Chou ... CD
Philips (France), 1976. Used ... $6.99
One of Serge Gainsbourg's best albums ever – a set that we love every bit as much as his Melody Nelson classic, or his killer records with Jane Birkin! The set was recorded in the mid 70s, and it features amazing orchestrations from Alan Hawkshaw – backings that are even better than ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgL'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Philips/Mercury (France), 1961. Used ... $3.99
Very early work from Serge Gainsbourg – but still every bit as wonderful as ever! The tracks have Serge singing with small jazz combo arrangements by Alain Gouraguer – tight and groovy, maybe not as funky as later work, but still with an odd twist that shows that he was apart from the ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgLove & The Beat 2 – Love Gainsbourg's Way ... CD
Mercury/Sunnyside, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
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Serge GainsbourgTenue De Soiree ... CD
Philips/Music Box (France), 1986. New Copy ... $23.99
An overlooked Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack from the 80s – surprisingly well-done, and at a level that both reflects Serge's earlier styles and a much deeper ear for film scoring! There's a main theme that's delivered with this beautifully echoey piano line – sometimes playful, sometimes ... read more CD

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Danyel GerrardAtmosphere ... LP
CBS (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A very weird bit of trippy folk rock from France – cool in its own way, but especially famous for the track "Sexologie", a great little instrumental groover, with a mix of mod and sex that's kept it a favorite with groove hounds for years! Other tracks include "Que Je ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold Canadian pressing.)

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Juliette GrecoGreco Chante Brel ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
One of the most striking albums we've ever heard from legendary French singer Juliette Greco – a beautiful tribute to the music of Jacques Brel, sung in a style that's quite different from her earlier work! Greco is quite advanced in years, and almost speaks more than sings – but with ... read more CD

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Johnny HallydaySound – The Fury ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard-rocking work from the earliest years of Johnny Hallyday – material pulled from early French singles that still show Johnny as the true European descendent of the sound of Johnny Burnette and Eddie Cochran! The tracks are mostly very upbeat and driving – a groove that's maybe more ... read more CD

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Francoise HardyAll Over The World ... CD
Disques Vogue (France), Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
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Francoise HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of ... read more CD

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Chante L'Ete 42 ... CD
Play Time (France), Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
Although a lot of Michel Legrand's soundtrack work has been reissued over the years, we haven't always been able to track down his vocal stuff, which is just about as groovy as his film scoring! He's got a warm raspy voice, and although his pipes won't win him any awards at the Opera, he sings ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Valerie LemercierValerie Lemercier Chante ... CD
Tricatel (France), 1996. Used ... $4.99
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Liminanas(I've Got) Trouble In Mind – 7"s & Rare Stuff 2009 to 2014 (with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, Late 2000s-Mid 2010s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A much-needed collection of all the cool little extra bits from this extra-hip French duo – a group we've loved for their previous records on the Trouble In Mind label, and who really come through with this extra serving of goodies! The sound here is just what we love from the pair – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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LiminanasCosta Blanca (with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
The third amazing album from Liminanas – and a record that already has the group moving way farther forward than before! If their debut material had the quality of mid 60s French fuzzy pop, this set shows a deeper, darker Serge Gainsbourg-like sophistication – one that has the duo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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April MarchApril In Paris ... CD
Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1995. Used ... $2.99
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Jeanne MasLes Crises De L'Ame ... LP
Columbia (France), 1989. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has some sticker residue.)

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Claude NougaroL'Amour Sorcier (29 CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 29CDs & Book ... $169.99
A treasure trove of studio and live recordings by one of our favorite singers ever – the incredible Claude Nougaro, a French vocalist of the postwar years, and a master of many styles that included jazz, samba, and bossa nova! Nougaro had a unique talent for penning French lyrics to American ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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Paris ComboLive ... CD
Ark 21, 2002. Used ... $1.99
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Paris ComboMotifs ... CD
Koch, 2005. Used ... $1.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Regine (with Serge Gainsbourg)Gainsbourg Fait Chanter Regine ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A lost but lovely chapter of Serge Gainsbourg's career – tunes he penned for French pop singer Regine in the 60s and 70s, collected here together in an exclusive package for the first time ever! Serge's work for Regine is a fair bit different than his better-known collaborations with Jane ... read more CD

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Charles TrenetBest Recordings ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sylvie VartanEst Ce Que Tu Le Sais? ... CD
RCA/BMG (France), 1960s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Various69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... CD
Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 20.98
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by ... read more CD
Also available 69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... LP 26.99

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Various69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... LP
Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... CD 19.99

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VariousC'Est Chic! – French Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Fantastic French femmes from the 60s – and a great illustration of the way that girl power really took over the sound of the Parisian scene at the time! These tunes have a punch that few American or British tracks of the period could ever hope to match – a way of staying sweet, yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on colored vinyl.)

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VariousCuisine Non-Stop – Introduction To The French Nouvelle Generation ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2002. Used ... $8.99
We're not so sure what this one has to do with the kitchen, or cuisine, but the compilation's a great overview of recent work from France – pulled from the extremely fervent French pop scene of the past few years, and featuring a lot of great work that's never been issued in the US! David ... read more CD
(Barcode has a promo sticker, CD has a promo stamp.)

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VariousI Love Serge – Electronicagainsbourg ... CD
Pagan/Universal (France), 2001. Used ... $2.99
The groovy French pop of Serge Gainsbourg gets the remix treatment! After years of being sampled by hip hoppers, referenced by post-rockers, and claimed as an influence by a wide range of singers and instrumentalists – Serge Gainsbourg's finally breaking into the mainstream of modern music ... read more CD

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VariousTres Chic – More French Girl Singers Of The 60s (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range ... read more CD
 
 



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