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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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Autour De LucieFaux Movement ... CD
Nettwerk, 2000. Used .... $5.99
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Brigitte Bardot & OthersBardotmania ... CD
El (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $14.99
More of a celebration of Brigitte Bardot in general than a straight collection of her own recordings – a really cool 2CD package that features music from famous Bardot films, some tracks sung by Bardot herself, and a few other numbers by different singers too! The orchestrations are lush at ... read more CD

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New Jane BirkinMes Images Privees De Serge (2CD & DVD) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs & DVD .... $26.99
A moving tribute to the late, great Serge Gainsbourg – served up in a mix of film and songs from his famous partner Jane Birkin! The set features a DVD directed by Jane – a 40 minute documentary filled with private images of Serge, laid out in a very loving tribute – and it's ... read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

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Jacques BrelJacques Brel ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
An early American release of the work of one of France's greatest singers – featuring tracks recorded with the orchestra of Francois Rauber, who was Brel's accompanist on some of his best recordings ever. The package includes many classic numbers like "Jef", "Madeline", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has a promo sticker, tape residue on the spine, and WGN marker on back.)

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Jacques BrelSuivre L'Etoile – Integrale Des Enregistrements Studio Et Live 1953 to 1977 (21CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 21CD .... $199.99
An incredible tribute to one of the greatest singer/songwriters of the 20th Century – an artist we've loved for decades, and love even more in this wonderfully complete package! The massive edition brings together 21 CDs in a 12" square hardcover book – complete with 60 pages of ... read more CD
(Numbered limited edition.)

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Jacques Brel & Francois RauberChansons Et Musiques De Films ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
A great look at a much lesser-known side of the career of French singer Jacques Brel – his key performances in films of the late 60s and early 70s, most of which received strong musical backing from his longtime arranger Francois Rauber! Brel didn't always sing on screen – he was a ... read more CD

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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 .... $22.99
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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Guy CabayTot A Fet Rote Cou D'Zeur Cou D'Zos (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $22.99
Beautiful vocal work from Guy Cabay – put together with a strong touch of jazz, and a swirling vibe that's mighty nice! Guy's got a breathy style of singing that works perfect with the backings – and its bits of guitar, alto, flute, and tenor – often used as gently as Cabay's ... read more CD

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ClothildeFrench Swinging Mademoiselle 1967 ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1967. New Copy .... $18.99
Groovy girl pop from late 60s France – a treasure trove of under-discovered numbers from the lovely Clothilde! Clothilde's from the same vintage as France Gall and Francoise Hardy – but she's got a style that's a bit sweeter vocally, yet still set to the mod-styled backings that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc Vol 1 (1966) (aka Les Plays Boys) (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
Seminal early work from the groovy French pop singer Jacques Dutronc! Dutronc's part of an elite group of magical French singers that includes France Gall, Michel Polnareff, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin – and his work from this time is always pretty darn great. This 1966 album features ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc Vol 3 (1969) (aka L'Opportuniste) (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1969. New Copy Gatefold .... $16.99 19.99
Classic work from French pop singer Jacques Dutronc – recorded during his golden years of the late 60s! The album's got a nice summer of love feel – mixing styles of French yeh-yeh pop with a freer style of rock, adding in some great baroque elements on the production that give the set ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Jacques DutroncLes Annees Vogue 1966 to 1975 (8CD box set in vinyl replica sleeves) ... CD
Vogue (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8 CDs .... $84.99 129.99
A treasure trove of work from the legendary Jacques Dutronc – a set that features 7 classic albums, all packaged in miniature LP sleeves, with bonus tracks as well – plus a great live album that's exclusive to the set! The package is wonderful – a fitting tribute to Dutronc's ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Nino FerrerNino Kids ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
Not the kiddie songs you might expect from the title and cover, and instead a really cool collection of hip French grooves from singer Nino Ferrer! There's definitely a youthful touch on some numbers, but most of the tunes have a funky or groovy feel – of the sort that really showcases the ... read more CD

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Nino FerrerNino Swingue ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s. New Copy .... $18.99
Really great work from French singer Nino Ferrer – an artist who never broke big on these shores, but who was definitely one of the coolest cats working on the Paris scene in the 60s! The collection is heavy on jazz and soul recordings made by Nino during his glory days – some of which ... read more CD

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Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine Est ... CD
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1968. New Copy .... $14.99
The Saravah Records debut from this amazing French singer – done with a wonderful sound that really links two generations of French music! At some level, the album's got a slightly more standard feel – bits of jazz, but inflected freshly – almost like the sublime Jeanne Moreau ... read more CD

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Brigitte FontaineGenre Humain ... CD
Virgin (France), 1995. Used .... $6.99
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Brigitte Fontaine & AreskiL'Incendie (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
Great work by the team of Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belcam – two of the most enigmatic talents you'll ever hear on record! The album's the only one they ever recorded that wasn't issued by the Saravah label – and it's a fantastic blend of otherworldly vocals with spare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of ChicagoComme A La Radio ... CD
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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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Michel FugainMichel Fugain Et Le Big Bazar (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS/Culture Factory (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
A really joyous groove from Michel Fugain and his Big Bazar group – a sound that's a bit hard to describe, but which really grabs us right away! There's definitely some groovy rhythms going on in the set – and the style is kind of an updated French pop mode from the late 60s – ... read more CD
(Limited edition – and a beautiful package, just like the original LP!)

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New Jane Birkin & Serge GainsbourgJe T'aime – Beautiful Love ... LP
Fontana, 1969. Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
This is the US issue of the 1969 album that Serge and Jane Birkin cut together, and every track is a groovy French classic, of the sort that made Serge a legend! The arrangments are amazing, and feature some of the weirdest instrumentation ever heard on a pop record – especially one that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the seams, and some wear.)

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Serge GainsbourgComic Strip ... CD
Philips, Late 60s. Used .... $6.99
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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New Serge GainsbourgDouble Best Of Serge Gainsbourg (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Philips (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP .... Just Sold Out!
A vinyl-only collection that features some of the best bits ever from the amazing Serge Gainsbourg – a total of 25 tracks that represent the cream of the crop of his legendary music from France! The set runs the gamut from early Latin and jazz tracks to funky late 60s numbers, slinky 70s sex ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Serge GainsbourgInitials BB (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 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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New Serge GainsbourgL'Essential Des Albums Studio – 14 Albums Originaux 1958 to 1987 (12 CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 12CD .... $52.99
Amazing music – at an equally amazing price! The set features every studio album ever recorded by Serge Gainsbourg – monumental sounds that completely transformed the world of French music in the 60s and 70s, and have gone on to have a global impact well into the 21st Century! The ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgSerge Gainsbourg Vol 3 – Master Serie ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used .... $3.99
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New Serge GainsbourgVu De L' Exterieur (French LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (France), 1973. Used Gatefold .... $14.99
A great Serge Gainsbourg album from 1973 – one that we'd rank right up there with his best work! The record's got a slinky funky groove that's right in a perfect post-Melody Nelson mode – music written by Serge, and played by a hip small combo that includes lots of great guitar from ... read more CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte BardotFrom St Tropez To Paree ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used .... $4.99
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New Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude VannierCannabis/Ce Sacre Grand Pere ... CD
Universal (France), 1970. New Copy .... $14.99
2 incredible soundtracks from Serge Gainsbourg – both of them from his best period of work! Cannabis is a tremendously funky set of tunes – and some real standout soundtrack material from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is working here with some great help from Jean-Claude ... read more CD

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New Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierManon 70/Le Jardinier D'argenteuil/Si J'etais Un Espion ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Some of the grooviest soundtrack work ever from Serge Gainsbourg – and that's saying a heck of a lot! The CD begins with the legendary score to Manon 70 – a collaboration between Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier, and one that's graced with some breathy vocals from Serge, and some ... read more CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michele Arnaud/Jean Claude PascalSongs On Page One ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $6.99
Very early work from Serge Gainsbourg – plus some other French pop of the time! First up is material from Gainsbourg's album Du Chant A La Une – some of Serge's first recordings, and a mixture of left bank chic, jazzy rhythms, and some of the strangest songwriting to grace the Parisian ... read more CD

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New Chantal GoyaFeminin – The Complete 60s Recordings ... CD
RCA/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work from the French scene of the 60s – the complete recordings of the lovely Chantal Goya – a stunning presence both on record and on screen at the time! Goya's maybe best remembered for her role on Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin/Feminin – where she ... read more CD

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Johnny HallydayLe Roi De France – Johnny Hallyday 1966 to 1969 ... CD
El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Fuzzy rock singles from French superstar Johnny Hallyday – late 60s material he cut for Phillips – hard driving numbers that find him going all in with influences with some of the heavier psychedelic pop and most thundering mod rock sounds of the time! It's excitingly pulpy, ... read more CD

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Francoise HardyIf You Listen ... CD
Virgin (France), 1971. Used .... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Francoise Hardy & OthersFrancoise Hardy & Her Contemporaries ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Great groovy work from early 60s France – a wonderful introduction to all the excellent girl singers who made French pop so special at the time! The set begins with a few tracks from Francoise Hardy, but soon steps out to include work by some of her best contemporaries – some big names ... read more CD

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LiminanasLiminanas (plus download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2010. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the coolest, sexiest, most straight up irresistible French rock & roll albums we've heard in years – a great self-titled gem from Liminanas on Chicago's Trouble In Mind label! Drums, bass, woozy organ and percussion are at the core of the sound – with a raw, neo-classic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for album download.)

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M (Mathieu Chedid)Qui De Nous Deux/De L'aube A L'amore (CD & DVD) ... CD
Delabel (France), 2003/2004. Used CD & DVD .... $9.99
CD
(DVD is PAL, Region 0. Slipcase has some light edge wear.)

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Mireille MathieuMireille.... Mireille ... LP
Polydor (Canada), 1973. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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New Mireille MathieuOlympia ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Features arrangements by Jean Claude Vannier, Claude Bolling, and Christian Gaubert! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, masking tape on the seams, clear tape on the spine, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Philippe NicaudErotico Nicaud ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), 1970. New Copy .... $11.99
Sexy grooves from 70s France – exactly the kind of record that we'd never find coming out in the US! Philippe Nicaud has this whispering, talking sort of style – kind of a cross between Serge Gainsbourg and Rod McKuen, set to music that's much more in the spirit of the former – ... read more CD

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New Claude NougaroL'Amour Sorcier (29 CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 29CDs & Book .... $199.99
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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Nouvelle VagueNouvelle Vague ... CD
Peacefrog/Luaka Bop, 2005. Used .... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Michel PolnareffDouble Best Of Michel Polnareff (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99
A special vinyl-only collection of work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop talents from the end of the 60s! Polnareff's got this quality that's unlike anyone else we can think of – very expressive, but without being overly emotive – sometimes crafting the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Veronique SansonVeronique Sanson ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, tape on the spine, and a cut corner.)

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TipariTipari ... CD
Buda (France), 2008. Used .... $8.99
A really charming little record – one that's hard to describe accurately, but which has really won us over! Tipari hail from the isle of Reunion, but they've also got a sound that's a bit contemporary French – a mix of acoustic guitar, melodica, and percussion – all wrapped up ... read more CD

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Charles TrenetLa Mer – Twenty Five Classics 1933 to 1950 ... CD
ASV (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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Jean Claude VannierElectro Rapide ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $22.99
Rare and unreleased instrumentals from the great French orchestral pop composer Jean Claude Vannier – amazing stuff from his personal archive that ranges from loosely haunting passes to more grandly orchestrated bits – funky psych rock backdrops to heavy, tribal percussion numbers! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sylvie Vartan2'35 De Bonheur (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1967. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
Sylvie Vartan is nicely spreading her wings here – growing past the simpler pop of earlier years, and hitting a range of hipper late 60s styles! Part of the change is thanks to the arrangers – who include David Whitaker and Arthur Greenslade, in addition to Eddie Vartan – and the ... read more CD

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Sylvie VartanBienvenue Solitude (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy .... $15.99 19.99
Sylvie Vartan's still going strong here into the 80s – working with frequent studio partner Eddie Vartan, who does a great job of balancing out the subtle drama of Sylvie's vocals with his production! The work's got a style that's partly rock, but which still hangs onto the kinds of cooler ... read more CD

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Sylvie VartanGift Wrapped From Paris ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ .... $19.99
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(Original mono pressing. Cover has some tape and peeling on the spine and WGN marker on back.)

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Sylvie VartanLa Maritza (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1968. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 19.99
A wonderful collaboration between vocalist Sylvie Vartan and arranger Jean-Claude Vannier – a set that's really a cut above most of her other work of the 60s, thanks to Vannier's genius touch! The style here isn't as tripped-out as some of Vannier's later work, but it's still pretty darn ... read more CD

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Sylvie VartanSylvie (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1963. New Copy .... $15.99 19.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Sylvie Vartan – the French female singer of the 60s who had a distinct rock and roll sound! Sylvie's vocals are sweet, but the backings she gets here – either from Eddie Vartan or Mickey Baker – have a harder 60s rockin edge that make ... read more CD

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Daniele VidalDaniele Vidal – Best Selection ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s. New Copy .... $24.99
Cool French grooves from Daniele Vidal – a 60s singer who's not nearly as well-remembered as France Gall or Francoise Hardy, but one who's equally groovy on the tracks on this set! Daniele's music often echoes some of the best styles of Brit girl pop of the time – a bit of Cilla Black ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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VariousAu Kabaret De La Derniere Chance ... CD
Saravah (France), 1992. Used .... $6.99
21 offbeat tracks from the Last Chance Cabaret, performed by Pierre Barouh, Oscar Castro, and Anita Vallejo, plus the troupe of the Theatre Adelph. The sound is very cabaret-oriented, with quirky songs that are acted as much as they are sung. There's a lot of nice tracks that harken back to ... read more CD

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VariousC'Est Chic! – French Girl Singers Of The 60s ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
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 CD

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New 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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VariousPsychegaelic – French Freakbeat ... CD
Keyhole (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
Fierce French psych from the end of the 60s – music that goes way beyond the simple guitar lines of the yeh-yeh generation, or the backings used for other French pop singers too! There's a wicked mix of fuzz and French vocals throughout – often in styles that are different than the ... read more CD

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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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