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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 – lots of jerky mod grooves, mixed with fuzzy guitars and sweet organ lines – all to support Antoine's upfront, to-the-point presentation of the lyrics. A few tunes throw in a bit more acoustic guitar – ala Francoise Hardy – and a bit of Dylan-esque harmonica too – and the collection brings together all the tracks from Antoine's highly collectible EP release of the time, plus a rare British single in English too. Titles include "Votez Pour Moi", "La Guerre", "Un Jour C'Est Longtemps Pour Nous Deux", "N T'En Fais Pas", "Pourquoi Ces Canons", "Nadine", "An Elephant's Looking At Me", and "Before The Good Thing". CD
 
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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 – an openness to new music, new ideas, and new forms of expression – presented here in an open, honest way that only the Saravah label could muster! Fontaine's vocals are wonderful – soft-sung and spoken, with a style that's like that of a more artful and poetic Jane Birkin – and the backings from the Art Ensemble are some of their most sensitive ever – very balanced and conscious of sound, in ways that make us wish they'd recorded a lot more like this. There's never a dull moment on the record, and the set is honestly one of the reasons we first got into this business in the first place – the kind of life-changing record that's a real honor for us to stock. Frequent Fontaine partner Areski joins in on a few tracks, and titles include "Comme A La Radio", "L'Ete L'Ete", "Le Brouillard", "Tanka II", "Leo", and "Les Petits Chevaux". CD

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Serge GainsbourgDu Chant A La Une ... CD
Philips/Mercury (France), 1958. Used ... $12.99
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 songs – embellishing them with cool vibes, offbeat piano, snapping snare drum, and bubbling bass to match the oddly-crafted lyrics of the tunes. Titles include "Ronsard", "Ce Mortel Ennui", "Le Poinconneur Des Lilas", "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Charleston Des Demanageurs De Piano", and "L'Alcool". CD
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Serge GainsbourgL' Homme A Tete De Chou (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.99
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 Hawk's previous sound library work, and which are filled with loads of cool spare moogy and electronic bits filtering in and out of the mix! Some tracks bubble with the same brooding brilliance and funky touches that you'd find on the Melody Nelson album – and others have a uniquely spacey quality that's unlike any of his other work! Tracks include "Transit A Marilou", "Aeroplanes", "Variations Sur Marilou", "Premiers Symptomes", and "Lunatic Asylum". A great record – and one of the first of Serge's that we'd recommend! LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge GainsbourgL'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Philips/Mercury (France), 1961. Used ... $7.99
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 crowd, even early on in his career! The arrangements mix together flute, piano, percussion, and a bit of guitar – working through rhythms that range from lightly Carribbean, slightly Latin, and sadly jazzy. 10 tracks in all – including "Les Femmes C'Est Du Chinois", "Personne", "Viva Villa", "Chanson De Maglia", "Le Sonnet D'Arvers", "Le Rock De Nerval", and "En Relisant Ta Lettre". CD

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Serge Gainsbourg/Juliette GrecoPoet & Provocateur ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
Late 50s material by the incomparable Serge Gainsbourg – studio and live recordings from 1958 and 1959 – plus tunes from singer Juliette Greco's EP of Gainsbourg songs from the same period – really wonderful stuff all the way! A number of the tunes feature wonderful arrangements by Alain Goraguer, with Serge's earlier, less nicotine stained vocals a bit smoother, but no less charismatic. Titles include "Le Claqueur De Doights", "Mambo Miam Miam", "Indifferente", "L'Amour A La Papa". "La Jambe De Bois", "Agioisse". "La Licorne". "Tension Mambo" and more by Serge Gainsbourg, plus "Il Etait Eune Oie", "Les Amours Perdues", "Amour A La Papa", "Defense D'Afficher" and more by Juliette Greco. 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 scene! All titles feature great backings by Alain Goraguer, Serge's longtime musical partner, who brings in some wonderful elements to the songs – embellishing them with cool vibes, offbeat piano, snapping snare drum, and bubbling bass to match the oddly-crafted lyrics of the tunes. Titles include "Ronsard", "Ce Mortel Ennui", "Le Poinconneur Des Lilas", "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Charleston Des Demanageurs De Piano", and "L'Alcool". CD also includes a rare Radio France performance of "Mes Petites Odalisques". The package then moves into completely different territory – by offering up 6 sweeter tracks by Michele Arnaud – some versions of Gainsbourg tunes like "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Ronsard 58", and "La Recette De L'Amour Fou" – a very nice comparison, but handled very differently. The set closes with 2 more Gainsbourg tunes sung by Jean Claude Pascal – versions of "La Recette De L'Amour Fou" and "Douze Belles Dans La Peau". CD
 
 
 



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