A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1966 volume include "La Poupee Qui Fait Non" by Michel Polnareff, "Inventaire 66" by Michel Delpech, "Oh He Hein Bon" by Nino Ferrer, "Ou Va Talle" by Ronnie Bird, "De La Musique" by Eddy Mitchell, "Sha La La La Lee" by Small Faces, "Lightnin Strikes" by Lou Christie, "Cauchemar Psychomoteur" by Hugues Aufre, "L'Amour Avec Toi" by Michel Polnareff, "C'Est La Mode" by Anne Philippe, "Dis-Nous Dylan" by 5 Gentlemen, "With A Girl Like You" by The Troggs, "Noir C'Est Noir" by Johnny Hallyday, "Qui Est In Qui Est Out" by Serge Gainsbourg, "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" by Jimmy Ruffin
, and "Les Sucettes" by France Gall.