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We parlez plenty about this section -- and pride ourselves on an elite selection of French music treasures!


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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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Le Pop Musik (Germany), 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Comic Strip
Philips, Late 60s. Used
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 ... CD
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Pagan/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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Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Atmosphere
CBS (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Baida
Polygram, 1997. Used
No description available. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barclay/Vanguard, 1967. Very Good
A great set by Jacques Brel – filled with lesser-known compositions of later years, all arranged to perfection by Francois Rauber! The sound is tremendous – deeper, fuller, and more visionary than even Brel's classic early work – delivered with a voice that simply became the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pauline Julien
CBS (Canada), Late 60s. Very Good+
Arrangements by Serge Garant. 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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CBS (France), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold
No description available. 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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Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Je T'aime – Beautiful Love
Fontana, 1969. Very Good+
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 ... 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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Philips, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Les Crises De L'Ame
Columbia (France), 1989. Very Good
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Play Time (France), Early 70s. Used
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 ... 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
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Capitol, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used
No description available. CD
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Live
Ark 21, 2002. 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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Philips/Phonogram, 1971/1975. Used
No description available. CD
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Mercury/Sunnyside, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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EMI (Netherlands), Late 30s/1940s. Used
No description available. CD
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Poet & Provocateur
El (UK), Late 50s. Used
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 ... 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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Delabel (France), 2003/2004. Used CD & DVD
No description available. CD
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Nouvelle Vague
Peacefrog/Luaka Bop, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Mlah
Sire/Warner, 1989. Used
No description available. CD
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April In Paris
Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1995. Used
No description available. 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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Best Recordings
Disconforme (Spain), 1950s/1960s. Used
No description available. 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
 
Updated September 02, 2014


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