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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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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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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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France GallSalut Les Copains ... CD
Polydor (France), 1960s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
One of the greatest French female singers of the 60s – presented here in a double length collection of work! If you've gotta dig one gal vocalist of the Parisian scene of the time, Gall is definitely your girl – as her brash, bold style of singing really sums up the hippest, grooviest ... 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
Also available Francis Lai Story (14 CD set) ... CD 49.99

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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
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Les ParisiennesL'Integrale 1964 to 1969 (3CD) ... CD
Philips/Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
The complete work of Les Parisiennes – a lovely female French pop group from the 60s – supervised by pianist Claude Bolling! The 3CD package brings together all the quartet's music for Philips Records in the mid 60s – a surprisingly big batch of recordings, given that most of ... read more CD

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Nana MouskouriNana – Arranged & Conducted By Bobby Scott (aka Nana Mouskouri Sings) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... $26.99
Lovely English-language work from Nana Mouskouri – a set recorded with some really great arrangements from Bobby Scott, who seems to help Nana pack even more feeling than usual in her work! Scott's arrangements have some elements of jazz, but are usually more complicated overall – ... (Vocalists, French) read more CD

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Claude Nougaro & OthersClaude Nougaro Et Ses Interpretes Vol 2 – 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 29.98
Early work from one of our favorite French singers ever – not only some of his first few recordings, but also a huge host of material by other contemporaries who recorded their own takes on the compositions of Claude Nougaro! Nougaro was the ultimate left bank hipster in the postwar years ... read more CD

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Michel PolnareffPolnabest ... CD
Universal, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
A special collection of work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop talents from the end of the 60s! Polnareff's got this quality that's unlike anyone else we can think of – very expressive, but without being overly emotive – sometimes crafting the lyrics with ... read more CD

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Michel PolnareffPop Rock En Stock (23CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 23CD ... $84.99 112.99
The complete works of one of the coolest, grooviest singers to emerge from the French scene in the 60s – and an artist who was unlike anyone else at the time! At some level, Michel Polnareff tapped into the deeper emotions of earlier generations of French vocalists – but at another, he ... read more CD

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Serge ReggianiL'Integrale Des Albums Studio 1968 to 2002 (13CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 13CD ... $24.99
Serge Reggiani's a hell of a talent in French music – a singer/songwriter with a huge legacy of greatness, from his first few years in the 50s, up to equally great contemporary work – much of which is collected in this set! Reggiani matured strongly over the years – in ways that ... read more CD

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Rico's Creole BandCuba In Paris – Rico's Creole Band 1947 to 1951 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
A wonderful collection of Latin recordings from postwar France – all recorded by Cuban native Filiberto Rico, an artist who moved between Havana and Paris in the early part of his life – and seemed to leave quite a musical legacy in the process! Rico was part of seminal Cuban ... (Latin, French) read more CD

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Henri SalvadorLive In Paris – January to June 1958 – Mes Inedits ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from the great French singer Henri Salvador – and some of his jazziest, too! Much of the work is in a vocalese style, popularized by American singers like Jon Hendricks or Eddie Jefferson – in which Salvador provides his own lyrics to familiar ... read more CD

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Sylvie VartanSylvie Vartan En Anglais – Et En Americain ... CD
RCA/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Sylvie Vartan was one of the grooviest singers in France during the 60s – part of that great wave of female talent that also included Francoise Hardy and France Gall – and although her French recordings are very well-remembered and reissued, she also cut a number of more obscure English ... read more CD

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VariousC'Est Le Madison – Anthologie Madison 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A great celebration of a dance groove that first broke big in the US – but then found an even stronger home in France – especially during the year of 1962! You probably know the "Madison" from Ray Bryant's famous single "It's Madison Time" – a romping ... read more CD

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VariousLes Chansons De Prevert (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
The nation of France may well respect its poets more than anywhere else – and the music of Jacques Prevert is a great testament to the role of the writer in mainstream French culture! This set is maybe the best we've ever seen to focus on the music that came from the pen of Prevert – ... read more CD

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VariousYeye VO/VF – Versions Originales Et Versions Francaises De La Naissance Du Yeye 1955 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
A very groovy set that looks at the roots of French pop during the early years of rock and roll – specifically the sounds from Paris that were copies of American styles, but which changed the language and style to fit the scene! The package features both "VO", or voix original, and ... read more CD
 
 



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