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Frank AlamoReviens Vite Et Oublie/Sylvie/Ma Biche/Tout Se Sait Un Jour ... 7-inch
Barclay (France), 1963. Very Good- (pic cover)... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Francoiz BreutA L'Aveuglette ... CD
T Rec (France), 2008. Used ... $3.99
There's a nice undercurrent of fuzz in this lovely album from Francoiz Breut – kind of a rumbling, brooding sound that's a wonderful counterbalance for her softer-styled vocals! The fuzz comes not just from guitar, but from keyboards too – rumbling up from the bottom to create a sinister backdrop for Breut's French language vocals – which sets them apart from the sweeter styles we hear in a lot of other contemporary French pop. There's plenty here to appeal to listeners coming at the record from an English perspective – a vibe that hooks you in, even if you can't understand the lyrics – and titles include "Golo", "Dunkerque", "Terre D'Ombre", "La Conciergerie", "Les Jeunes Pousses", "Mouchoir De Poche", and "A L'Aveuglette". CD

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Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of ChicagoComme A La Radio ... CD
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
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 – an openness to new music, new ideas, and new forms of expression – presented here in an open, honest way that only the Saravah label could muster! Fontaine's vocals are wonderful – soft-sung and spoken, with a style that's like that of a more artful and poetic Jane Birkin – and the backings from the Art Ensemble are some of their most sensitive ever – very balanced and conscious of sound, in ways that make us wish they'd recorded a lot more like this. There's never a dull moment on the record, and the set is honestly one of the reasons we first got into this business in the first place – the kind of life-changing record that's a real honor for us to stock. Frequent Fontaine partner Areski joins in on a few tracks, and titles include "Comme A La Radio", "L'Ete L'Ete", "Le Brouillard", "Tanka II", "Leo", and "Les Petits Chevaux". CD

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Serge GainsbourgDu Chant A La Une (10 inch LP) ... LP
Philips/Mercury (France), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Some of Serge Gainsbourg's first recordings – a mixture of left bank chic, jazzy rhythms, and some of the strangest songwriting to grace the Parisian scene! All titles feature great backings by Alain Goraguer, Serge's longtime musical partner, who brings in some wonderful elements to the songs – embellishing them with cool vibes, offbeat piano, snapping snare drum, and bubbling bass to match the oddly-crafted lyrics of the tunes. Titles include "Ronsard 58", "Ce Mortel Ennui", "Le Poinconneur Des Lilas", "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Charleston Des Demanageurs De Piano", and "L'Alcool". LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Percussions (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms – all topped off by Gainsbourg's darkly compelling vocals. Gouraguer's especially great on the set – creating these moody and rhythmic passages that are really Serge's first attempt to hit a groove! Titles include "New York USA", "Coco & Co", "Les Sambassadeurs", "Machins Choses", "Les Yeux Doux", "Pauvre Lola", "Quand Mon", "Tatou Jeremie", and more! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Serge GainsbourgTenue De Soiree ... CD
Philips/Music Box (France), 1986. New Copy ... $6.99
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 somber – almost like a melody from a Francis Lai film score – and balanced with some more stylized 80s elements that reflect the instrumental sounds in Gainsbourg's own records of the time – almost a reworking of older 70s trash modes, but towards more comedic ends for the film. The piano passages are especially wonderful – and a real revelation, as they show an emotive quality we don't normally associate with Serge – and titles include "Travelo", "Traverse", "Traveste", "Trave", "Travaux", "Traviolta One", "Travelling", and "Travers". CD also features 6 rare bonus cuts too! CD

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France GallBaby Pop ... CD
Polygram (France), 1966. Used ... $5.99
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 that's the Paris contribution to the same sort of mod grooves that were coming out of the London scene at the time. The album's filled with classics by Gall, all sung in a sweet voice that's a great contrast to the music – wonderful stuff throughout, with titles that include "Baby Pop", "Cet Air La", "L'Amerique", "Mon Bateau De Nuit", and "Deux Oiseaux". CD
(Out of print.)

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France GallLes Sucettes ... CD
Philips (France), Mid 60s. Used ... $13.99
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 swinging instrumentation, from electric harpsichord, to jangly guitars, to brassy big band finishes. Over the top, France's lovely voice rings out loud and true – and the CD's a delight from start to finish. Titles include "Tu N'As Pas Le Droit", "Il Niege", "J'ai Retrouve Mon Chen", "Bonsoir John John", "L'Echo", "Quand On Est Ensemble", and Serge Gainsbourg's "Les Sucettes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Juliette GrecoFace A Face ... LP
Philips (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Backings by Francois Rauber, Alain Goraguer, and Gerard Jouannest – on titles that include "J'Arrive", "Trois Petites Notes De Musique", "Ta Main", "Dans Ton Lit De Cristal", and "Face A Face" – plus Serge Gainsbourg's "Le Sixiem Sens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover seams are slightly unglued – but cover is nice overall.)
 
 
 



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