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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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Francoise Hardy – FH1
Vogue (France), 1963. Good+ Gatefold
One of Francoise's early Vogue recordings, with Marcel Hendrix and orchestra. Includes "Le Permier Bonheur Du Jour", "Saurai-Je", "Toi Je Ne T'oublierai Pas", "Comme Tant D'autres", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Jacques Canetti/Because (France), 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A classic album of vocal tracks from one of France's greatest actresses – the lovely Jeanne Moreau, who also turns out to be one heck of a great singer as well! The set is packaged with images from many of Jean's classic films – Jules et Jim, Ascenseur Pour L'Echaufaud, La Notte ... 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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Costa Blanca
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 ... CD
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Georges Moustaki
Polydor, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Monument, Late 60s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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What Now My Love
Kapp, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
A rare English language album from this great French singer! Backings by Raymond Bernard. LP, Vinyl record album
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Toujours Maurice
RCA, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI (France), Late 40s/1950s. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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Le Nougat
Midi (France), 1990. Used
No description available. CD
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Vogue/BMG (France), 1969. Used
Excellent work from the great Jacques Dutronc – a wonderful French pop singer who could be as classy in a tuxedo as he could crazy in a cowboy outfit! This album is a perfect blend of Jacques' different styles – from the mad rocking pop of "Le Reponsable" to the easy pop of ... CD
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Jacques Canetti/Because (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The roots of Brigitte Fontaine – and a really wonderful record that we love every bit as her later work – but in a completely different way! The style here is more strikingly jazzy in the territory of early 60s Serge Gainsbourg or Jacques Brel – and the lyrics are mostly all by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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15 Chansons D'Avant Le Deluge (180 gram pressing)
Jacques Canetti/Because (France), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Beautiful early work from Brigitte Fontaine and Jacques Higelin – a rare album for the Jacques Canetti label, and done in the years before both artists recorded for Saravah! The style here is nicely jazzy – a bit similar to Fontaine's later Est session – with arrangements by ... 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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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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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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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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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), 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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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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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
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Live
Ark 21, 2002. 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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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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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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Samra
Mondo Melodia, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Mercury/Wrasse (UK), 2003. 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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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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Sony (France), 2001/2008. Used 2CD
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 November 27, 2014


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