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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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Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tenue De Soiree
Philips/Music Box (France), 1986. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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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Trouble In Mind, Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy Gatefold
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 – ... CD
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Trouble In Mind, Late 2000s-Mid 2010s. New Copy Gatefold
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Trouble In Mind, 2013. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vesoul – 4
Barclay (France), 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold
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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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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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Brigitte Fontaine (1972)
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paris In The Spring
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good-
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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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Les Crises De L'Ame
Columbia (France), 1989. Very Good
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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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Live
Ark 21, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Barclay (France), 1960s/1996. Used 2 CDs
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 ... 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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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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Valerie Lemercier Chante
Tricatel (France), 1996. Used
No description available. CD
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L' Homme A Tete De Chou
Philips (France), 1976. Used
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 ... CD
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Bye Bye Beaute
Capitol/Nettwerk, 2005. Used
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 ... 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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Luaka Bop, 2002. Used
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 ... CD
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Mercury/Wrasse (UK), 2003. Used
No description available. 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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April In Paris
Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Salle Des Pas Perdus
Capitol, 2001. Used
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 ... 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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Kekeland
Virgin (France), 2001. Used
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 ... CD
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Baida
Polygram, 1997. 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
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Sony (France), 2001/2008. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Motifs
Koch, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Rue Saint Louis En L'ile
Virgin (France), 2004. Used
No description available. CD
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Gainsbourg Fait Chanter Regine
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
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 ... CD
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All Over The World
Disques Vogue (France), Mid/Late 60s. Used
No description available. CD
 
Updated October 24, 2014


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