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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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Francoise HardyEt Si Je M'En Vais Avant Toi (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
A sweet 70s album from Francoise Hardy – one that still leaves plenty of room for the lovely vocals and acoustic guitar work we loved in her work from the previous decade, but which also adds in some cool contemporary elements too! Much of the album was recorded in London, with backing by a small group led by pianist Tony Cox – who really brings out that special singer-songwriter quality in Hardy's music – that key compositional difference that always set her apart from the start – given that most of her French contemporaries were always singing other peoples' songs. Titles include "Bowm Bowm Bowm", "La Berlue", "Pardon", "L'Eclairage", "Cafard", "Soir", "Bruit De Fond", and "Ou Est-Il". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francoise HardyFrancosie Hardy Canta Per Voi In Italiano (pic disc) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Vogue/Doxy (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A rare set that has chanteuse Francoise Hardy changing up her lyrics entirely – using Italian instead of French, in a way that was not uncommon for other European singers of her time! The vibe is similar to her French work of the time – a beautiful blend of dreamy female vocals and some slight rockish touches – the latter of which are always underplayed, so as to keep the youthful quality of Hardy in the lead. Titles include "Ci Sto", "Per Tanto Tempo", "Io Vorrei", "E Alla'Amore Che Penso", and "L'Eta Dell'Amore". LP, Vinyl record album

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Maurice JarreSoleil Rouge ... LP
Motors (France), 1971. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Maurice Jarre penned the soundtrack to one of the oddest westerns of its time – a strange samurai-western starring Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, and Toshiro Mifune! The overall score has that rich, dramatic style that Jarre used often in his more famous work of the 60s – with a few triumphant themes, but also a number of darker, moodier tracks that have a really haunting quality, and some odd instrumentation that's distinctly un-Jarre-like! Titles include "Poursuite", "Commanches", "Red Sun", "Vers La Montagne", and "Seduction". (Soundtracks, French) LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare original – in beautiful shape!)

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MayaJazz A Go Go (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Think (Japan), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Jazz a go go, and Paris a go go too – as singer Maya served up a wonderful tribute to female French pop of the late 60s – done at a level that's mostly jazz-based at the core, but which often hits all the right groovy rhythms to fit the tunes! Most of the lyrics here are in French – although there are a few English language tunes too – and the cool combo in the back uses a cool mix of piano, organ, guitar, flute, tenor, and accordion in shifting ways – all to illuminate the tunes with the right sort of rhythms and instrumental touches, as Maya steps back for modes that recall older work by singers like France Gall, Christiane Legrand, Nicole Croisille, and Francoise Hardy. Titles include "Jazz A Gogo", "Comment T Dire Adieu", "I Will Wait For You", "Paroles Paroles", "L'Amour C'Est Pour Rien", and "Les Champs Elysees". (Vocalists, French) CD
(HQ Hi Quality CD pressing.)

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Annie PhilippeSensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this brilliant material from Annie Philippe – a bold-voiced female singer whose delivery of the songs is superb throughout – augmented by early arrangements from the likes of Jean-Claude Vannier, Paul Mauriat, Christian Gaubert, and others! Almost all the numbers have a romping quality that lives up to the "ye ye" promise of the title – but there's also a vibe that's deeper than throwaway pop, as Philippe manages to bring a lot of punch to the tunes without ever losing her cool – as you'll hear on tunes that include "pas De Taxi", "Pour La Gloire", "Plus Rien", "C'Est La Mode", "On M'A Toujours Dit", "Sensational Jeffry", "J'Ai Rate Mon Bac", "Un Petite Croix", "Le Mannequin", "Bonjour Bonsoir Et Au Revoir", and "J'Ai Tant De Peine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMambo A Paris 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful collection of Latin sounds from postwar Paris – music that's every bit as rhythmically intense as its contemporaries in Havana and New York! The groups here are all French – led by Lewis Varona, Sebastien Solari, Ruben Calzado, Benny Bennet, Eddie Warner, and others – but the sounds are strikingly Caribbean – all the jazzy mambo promised in the title, with excellent percussion at the bottom, lively piano in the middle, and really bold horns on the top! And these aren't "fake" pop mambo tracks either, and instead have this sharp quality that makes the music a great discovery alongside the better-known 50s Latin recordings from the other side of the Atlantic. Features a whopping 48 tracks in all – and a 32 page booklet with notes in French and English! (Latin, French) CD

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