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Beware Of Paris
El (UK), Early 50s. Used
Crucial postwar work from Juliette Greco – a host of 50s recordings that brought her worldwide fame as one of the best French voices of a new generation! The sound here is relatively dark, and sometimes somber – full orchestrations behind Juliette's vocals on most numbers, scored by ... CD
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Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint-
Features backings by Paul Mauriat and Francois Rauber! LP, Vinyl record album
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Jacques Brel
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good
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", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Couleur Cafe
Philips, Mid 60s. Used
More rare stuff from Serge's mid 60's years – most of which was only released on singles or e.p.s, and almost none of which is on the other full albums we stock. The set focuses on stuff that has a Latin jazz sound to it, and is a great look at a lesser-known (but very great) side of Serge ... CD
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Les Crises De L'Ame
Columbia (France), 1989. Very Good
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Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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) ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
One of the grittier female singers in the French pop scene of the 60s – a vocalist with a nice sort of bite, and an overall style that's a not nastier than her sweet-sounding name! A number of the tracks here are French remakes of Anglo rockers – but they're all refitted with some hip, ... CD
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Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+
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April In Paris
Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Universal (France), 2001. Used
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 ... CD
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Anthologys (France), 1960s. Used
A very cool selection of female French pop from the 60s – featuring a wealth of singers we've never heard before! Some of the tracks on the set are versions of English-language hits, and others are original French numbers with a really hip, mod, go-go approach. The overall sound here is ... CD
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Sound – The Fury
RPM (UK), 1960/1961. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Greco Chante Brel
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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L'Incendie (180 gram pressing)
BYG, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lolita Go Home
Fontana (Japan), 1975. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Brigitte Fontaine Est
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fontana/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin – his paramour at the time, and a much younger woman! The pair come together beautifully here in a set of sensuous duets – tunes that have an open, honest approach to the relations between the sexes – yet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Comme A La Radio
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy
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 – ... CD
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Francoise Hardy & Her Contemporaries
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Vogue/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 29CDs & Book
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 ... CD
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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1979. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Songs On Page One
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Nino Swingue
Universal (France), 1960s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Nino Kids
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Universal (France), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 21CD
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 ... CD
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RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy
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 ... CD
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RCA/Culture Factory (France), 1963. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Vogue (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8 CDs
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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 ... CD
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Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
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Pauline Julien
CBS (Canada), Late 60s. Very Good+
Arrangements by Serge Garant. LP, Vinyl record album
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CBS (France), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Paris Paris Paris
RCA (France), Early 60s. Very Good+
A great 60s French album from Josephine Baker – with backings from the orchestra of Jean Claudric! LP, Vinyl record album
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Magnifique
Philips (France), Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Un Enfant Dans La Ville
CBS (Netherlands), 1971. Very Good Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Georges Moustaki
Polydor (France), Early 70s. Very Good- Gatefold
Features arrangements from Hubert Rostaing. LP, Vinyl record album
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Paris In The Spring
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Polygram (France), Late 60s. Used
Great work from the stretch when Serge Gainsbourg was working with Brigitte Bardot – a compilation of material recorded before his more famous period with Jane Birkin, but eually groovy overall! The CD's got an early version of "Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus" recorded with Brigitte, ... CD
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L'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg
Philips/Mercury (France), 1961. Used
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 ... CD
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Bande A Part
Luaka Bop, 2006. Used
A sweet second trip into the world of Nouvelle Vague – a strange place where post-punk tunes mix with bossa rhythms and French pop inspiration! Most of the tracks here are from the darker side of the pop spectrum in the early 80s – tunes that are well-remembered, but which were more ... CD
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Du Chant A La Une
Philips/Mercury (France), 1958. Used
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 ... CD
 
Updated August 01, 2014


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