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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 ... $9.99 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 performances are often different than on some of his studio records from the era – leaner overall, with small group instrumentation that often has a touch of jazz – and maybe less of the lush tones of the orchestrations that were often used to back up the lyrics of Aznavour. Charles is fantastic vocally – with that quality that nobody else can even match, and which really fits the expressive lyrics of his tunes. The recording quality is great, too – crystal clear, on 23 tracks that include "Tu N'As Plus", "J'Ai Perdu La Tete", "Lucie", "On Ne Sait Jamais", "Je M'Voyais Deja", "Parce Que", "Esperanza", "L'Enfant Prodigue", "Alleluia", "Deux Guitares", "Tu Te Laisses Aller", and "Le Carillonneur". CD

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France GallFrance Gall (1964) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $21.99
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 – but always upbeat, lively, and youthful! Gall's voice has a lightly dreamy quality that skips along nicely over the top of the rhythms – not really a little girl mode, given her sense of command on the lyrics – but as cutely flirtatious enough to match the sexy spirit of the record! Titles include "Jazz A Gogo", "Soyons Sages", "Pense A Moi", "La Cloche", "Ca Va Je T'Aime", "Ne Dis Pas Aux Copains", "Mes Premieres Vraies Vacances", and "N'Ecoute Pas Les Idoles". CD
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France GallMade In France – France Gall's Baby Pop ... CD
Philips/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Incredibly groovy work from France Gall – easily one of our favorite French singers of the 60s! France has a sound that's really unique – one that comes from the Frenchified pop of the "yeh yeh" generation, but which really packs a lot more punch than her contemporaries – a bold, proud, loud quality that's really wonderful – and which makes just about every number from the time a total killer! Part of the help here comes from Serge Gainsbourg – who wrote a good number of tracks for the young Gall – but the style's also quite different than that of Serge, too – often with an emphasis on punchy drums at the bottom, which creates a hint of funk – bringing a nice nasty feel to France's little girl vocals. The set's a great one – overflowing with key cuts from singles of the 60s – and titles include "Made In France", "Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son", "Laisse Tomber Les Filles", "Quand On Est Ensemble", "Rue De L'Abricot", "Bloody Jack", "Le Temps De La Rentree", "Mon Bateau De Nuit", "Baby Pop", and "Les Sucettes". 22 tracks in all! CD
 
 
 



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