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Classic 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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Keren AnnYou're Gonna Get Love (deluxe edition) ... CD
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Keren Ann – a French singer we first fell in love with on her albums done with producer Benjamin Biolay – working here with a different talent at the helm, but a sound that's equally sublime! Keren's also making a big step towards a global market here, too – ... read more CD

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Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour Rarities ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Rare work from French songwriting giant Charles Aznavour – the talent who penned so many great songs for Edith Piaf, then went on to his own tremendous career as a singer! This set brings together lots of obscure tracks from Charles – including some recorded in the 60s and 70s, ... read more CD

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Brigitte Bardot & OthersBardotmania ... CD
El (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
More of a celebration of Brigitte Bardot in general than a straight collection of her own recordings – a really cool 2CD package that features music from famous Bardot films, some tracks sung by Bardot herself, and a few other numbers by different singers too! The orchestrations are lush at ... read more CD

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Pierre BarouhLe Pollen ... CD
Saravah (France), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard from Pierre Barouh – a rare Japanese recording done in the early 80s, with a sound that's quite different from his earlier work – but equally great! The album's never too poppy, or overdone – certainly quite far from conventional ... read more CD

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Blue Stars Of FranceLullaby Of Birdland & Other Famous Hits ... CD
Mercury/Five Four (UK), 1954. New Copy ... $3.99
A key link in the early career of Blossom Dearie – and a fab album of jazzy vocal tracks throughout! Before Blossom recorded some of her 50s sides for Verve in the US, she was living in France and working with The Blue Stars – a cool male/female jazz vocal group that went onto become ... (Vocalists, French) read more CD

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Georges BrassensLe Temps Ne Fait Rien (19CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 19 CDs ... $99.99
An amazing run of music from one of the hippest French artists ever – the legendary George Brassens, a singer/songwriter who was equally important to the sound of postwar French music as Jacques Brel or Serge Gainsbourg! In fact, Brassens may have been one of the first to touch on some of ... read more CD

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Nicole CroisilleJazzille ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
An overlooked 80s album from Nicole Croisille – a French singer you may know for her work on soundtracks with Pierre Barouh and Francis Lai, but who vocalizes here entirely in English – in the jazz-based setting promised by the title! The record has Croisille offering up her versions ... read more CD

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Francois De RoubaixL'Homme Orchestre (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever written by one of the maddest composers we've ever heard! Although Francois DeRoubaix never gets as much fame as some of the other big French composers, his work from the late 60s and early 70s is completely insane – as you'll hear on this groovy gem from ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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Francois De Roubaix/Brigitte BardotBoulevard Du Rhum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A groovy French soundtrack from the great Francois De Roubaix – composed for a film set in the 20s, starring Brigitte Bardot and Lino Ventura – but done in a range of compelling styles, with lots of the odd instrumental twists and turns we love in Francois' music for film! There's only ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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Antoine Duhamel/Anna KarinaPierrot Le Fou/Weekend ... CD
Philips/Rambling (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most playful soundtracks ever penned for a film by Jean-Luc Godard – a really lovely batch of music scored by Antoine Duhamel, and featuring a bit of vocals from Anna Karina! The main instrumental score is almost tongue-in-cheek at times – kind of a Godardian parody of more ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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Charles Dumont/Jacques TatiTrafic (with bonus track) ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
Music for the last feature film of Jacques Tati – the mad mad Trafic, matched here by a wonderful soundtrack by Charles Dumont! After the dark modernism of Playtime, Tati let loose a bit more for Trafic – and the score matches the film's sometimes silly approach with some very groovy ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine (1972) ... CD
Saravah (France), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... read more CD
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Brigitte Fontaine & AreskiLe Bonheur ... CD
Saravah (France), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Perhaps one of the most hauntingly beautiful albums by the team of Brigitte Fontaine and Areski – although we'll admit that we love all of them almost equally well! If you haven't heard their records, we can't even begin to describe them – but let us just say that they feature fragile ... read more CD

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Brigitte Fontaine & AreskiVous Et Nous ... CD
Saravah (France), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant collaboration between these two dark moody French singers – every bit as great as their classics from the early 70s! Recorded in 1977, with enough material to make up 2 LPs, this set features 33 tracks that slip and slide into each other with cool sounds, spare instrumentation, ... read more CD

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Brigitte Fontaine et AreskiJe Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme – Fontaine 4 ... CD
Saravah (France), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful duets between Brigitte Fontaine and Areski – and an album that's filled with loads of short little tracks that stand with some of their greatest work ever! Instrumentation is spare, but incredibly haunting – a bit jazzy at times, slightly experimental at others – but ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgHistoire De Melody Nelson (deluxe edition) ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
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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Serge GainsbourgIntegrale 20th Anniversary (limited edition 20CD box set plus48-page book) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 20CD ... $99.99
An amazing collection of work from Serge Gainsbourg – a set that definitely lives up to the "integrale" promise in the title, as it includes every single album he ever recorded, plus loads more singles and rare bits too – all packaged in a really lavish set! Even if you've ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgL'Essential Des Albums Studio – 14 Albums Originaux 1958 to 1987 (12 CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 12CD ... $36.99
Amazing music – at an equally amazing price! The set features every studio album ever recorded by Serge Gainsbourg – monumental sounds that completely transformed the world of French music in the 60s and 70s, and have gone on to have a global impact well into the 21st Century! The ... read more CD

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 1 – 1957 to 1960 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A massive document of the early years of the great Serge Gainsbourg – presented both in his original recordings, and performances of his songs by some of his hipper contemporaries! The set's about 50% Serge – with material from the early EP and single releases for Philips – and ... read more CD

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersIntegrale Serge Gainsbourg et Ses Interpretes Vol 2 – 1960 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
Key years in the music of the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – served up here in a selection of work by Serge himself, and a lot of Gainsbourg tunes sung and performed by his contemporaries! Right from the start, Serge's unusual way with a tune was noted by other folks on the French scene – ... read more CD
 
 



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