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XClassic sounds from France -- a mix of chanson, French pop, Saravah sounds, and more -- work from Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Fontaine, France Gall, and others!

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Charles AznavourLive In Paris – 3 Avril 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A fantastic live recording of the legendary Charles Aznavour – done at a time when he'd already had a huge run of postwar hits for other French singers, and was finally getting a chance to shine in the spotlight on his own! Almost all the material here is original work by Charles, and the ... read more CD

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Marcel AzzolaMarcel Azzola 1951 to 1962 – Ses Compositions, Les Classiques Du Musette, Les Grandes Chansons, Virtuosite et Pages Immortelles, Les Standa ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
Marcel Azzola is a great French talent on the musette (aka accordion) – one who glides along with the best breezy modes of bigger postwar players like Gus Viseur or Jo Privat! The distinction of musette here is important – as this isn't the clunky instrument of the polka scene, nor the ... read more CD

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Pierre BarouhDites 33 Vol 2 – Concert A L'Espace Pierre Cardin ... CD
Saravah (Japan), 1983. Used ... $16.99
A great little live set from one of our favorite French singers – recorded in 1983, with backing by a small Japanese combo, very much in the manner of work on his album Le Pollen. Given that the album is such a studio-oriented session, it's interesting to hear the style of the work performed ... read more CD
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Gilbert BecaudLive In Paris 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1956/1962. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Excellent early work from Gilbert Becaud – one of the most important French songwriters and singers of the late 50s and 60s – captured here in a live setting that's a nice change from the studio sounds of some of his bigger hits! The first half of the set is especially interesting, as ... read more CD

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Jane BirkinBirkin Gainsbourg – Le Symphonique ... CD
Warner, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
A wonderful setting for the great Jane Birkin – working here with a full symphony orchestra, in very fresh interpretations of the classic songs of her onetime partner, Serge Gainsbourg! The orchestrations are wonderful – never sleepy, and always nicely light – so that Jane's ... read more CD
Also available Birkin Gainsbourg – Le Symphonique ... LP 23.99

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Jacques BrelLive In Paris 1960/1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1960/1961. Used ... $9.99
Rare live material from the great Jacques Brel – almost all of which has never been issued before, and stands as a much-needed addition to his catalog of classics in the 60s! The recordings are great – done for radio, and re-presented here with fidelity that's every bit as rich as Brel' ... read more CD

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Sacha DistelEverybody Loves The Lover ... CD
Hallmark, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99

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Charlotte GainsbourgRest ... CD
Atlantic, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Fantastic sounds from Charlotte Gainsbourg – a singer we first fell in love with through her father, the famous Serge – but who we've really come to love tremendously over the years – both through her work on screen and in the studio! Charlotte's got this sense of presence that's ... read more CD
Also available Rest (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody Nelson (French pressing) ... CD
Philips (France), 1971. Used ... $4.99
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 ... read more CD

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France Gall1968 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $29.99
A record as revolutionary as the French year in which it was recorded – an amazing batch of late 60s grooves from Parisian pop madame France Gall! The set's upbeat and jaunty, with plenty of fuzz – almost a psyche pop sound, with lots of groovy guitars that make the album sparkle with ... read more CD
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France GallBaby Pop (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $29.99
No baby pop here, as France Gall is all-woman throughout – one of the best of the French female pop singers of the mid 60s, working here with an upbeat, groovy sound throughout! Backings are by the great Alain Gouraguer, who gives the record a tightly jerking kind of feel – a sound ... read more CD
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France GallFrance Gall (1964) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $29.99
Early work by one of the grooviest singers in the French pop scene of the 60s – the lovely France Gall, working here with some very swinging arrangements from Alain Gouraguer! The grooves are wonderful throughout – sometimes jazzy, sometimes more in a "yeh yeh" pop vein ... read more CD
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France GallLes Sucettes (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $29.99
A totally excellent album from France Gall! The record's one of her earliest full LPs – but France's groovy 60s pop style is already firmly in place, and the songs are all pretty darn great. Alain Gouraguer handled all the arrangements – and the tracks are filled with loads of ... read more CD
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France GallPoupee De Cire Poupee De Son (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $29.99
France Gall won the Eurovision song contest with the title track of this one – and for good reason too, given that the tune is totally groovy! The rest of the work here really follows suit – romping, jerking, and grooving in that wonderful mix of mod rhythms that made France's 60s ... read more CD
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Gillian HillsZou Bisou Bisou – Tout En Francais – The Ye Ye Years 1960 to 1965 ... CD
Barclay/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Totally groovy work from French singer Gillian Hills – an artist who was initially best known for her work in film, thanks to movies like Beat Girl or Les Liaisons Dangereuses – but one who grew to become one of the cooler singers in Parisian pop during the 60s! Gillian's work here is ... read more CD

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Francis LaiFrancis Lai Story (14 CD set) ... CD
Play Time (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 14 CDs ... $59.99
An incredible collection – and the first to ever really dig deeply into the rich body of work from soundtrack composer Francis Lai! Lai's known best to the non-French world for a handful of movie hits – music for A Man & A Woman, Love Story, and a few other films – but over ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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✨✧ Michel LegrandBrian's Song – Themes & Variations (with bonus track) ... CD
Bell/Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A wonderful little record from Michel Legrand – one of his best non-soundtrack albums of the time! The album is titled after the theme to the soppy film Brian's Song – but it's got a lot more to offer than that – and has Legrand performing versions of soundtrack numbers from a ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Michel LegrandConcert Legrand ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A haunting set from French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand – an obscure album of orchestral tunes from the mid 70s, handled with a lot more strings than you'd usually hear in his work, but in a way that comes off sounding delightful! Legrand has a talent for making any kind of setting ... (Jazz, French) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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✨✧ LiminanasShadow People ... CD
Because (France), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Freaky fuzzy French pop from Liminanas – a group we've loved for years, and one who just seem to get better and better with each new release! The duo have a wonderful way of channeling so many different strands of older music, while also managing to come up with a sound that's all their own ... read more CD
Also available Shadow People (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 24.99

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MartiCo Milhor De Marti ... CD
Al Sur (France), 1970s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)
 
 



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