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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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Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot Show (180 gram pressing) ... LP
AZ/Universal (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the greatest Brigitte Bardot albums you could ever buy – some of the grooviest, sexiest work the famous French actress ever cut! The album's overflowing with excellent original material written by Bardot by Serge Gainsbourg and Francis Lai – two of our favorite French composers of the 60s, and both a very good choice to work with Brigitte! Bardot sings in a sexy, whispery style that's a bit like Jane Birkin, but somewhat different too – and the arrangements are by Michel Colombier, Paul Pio, and Christian Gaubert – three talents who definitely keep things groovy. There's a few instrumentals mixed in with the vocal tracks – but that's totally fine with us, because they're all pretty great – and there's plenty of moments with a nice groove and a bit of funk. Titles include "Harley Davidson", "Ay Que Viva La Sangria", "Gang Gang", "David B", "Mister Sun", "Paris", "On Demenage", and "Contact" – plus the excellent "Marseillaise Generique" instrumental – used to great effect in Austin Powers! LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte BardotLost Loves ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A joint compilation of material by a pair of French pop icons – Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – with some great Gainsbourg material, plus some of the earliest Bardot vocal recordings! It's a bunch of great early 60s material all around, stuff from the Bonne Annee Brigitte French television special from '61by Brigitte – and great album tracks by both. It kicks off with 10 early 60s Gainbourg recordings: "La Chanson De Prevert", "Le Rock De Nerval", "Les Oubliettes", "Chanson De Maglia", "Viva Villa", "Les Femmes C'est Du Chinois", "Personne", "Le Sonnet D'Arvers" and more. Also features the Bardot vocal tunes "Sidone", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Stanislas", "Brigitte Strip Blues", "The Night Heaven Fell" and more. 30 tracks in all! CD
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✨✧ LiminanasCrystal Anis ... LP
HoZac, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Noirish French rock from The Liminanas – the second great record in a row from multi-instrumentalist Lionel and sultry singer/drummer Marie! Crystal Anis is their first album for Hozac – and one that equals, if not tops their underground instant classic debut for Trouble In Mind. Honestly, no other neo-classic garage psych revivalists anywhere in the world hits our sweet spot like The Liminanas. They carry a darkness-tinged, fuzzy guitar vibe inspired by early Velvets, the sometimes spoken, sometimes sung sexiness of Serge Gainsbourg and his chanteuses on the vocal tip, and an overall narcotic vibe that sinks in and doesn't let up. Yes, the influences are familiar, but what they do with them is uniquely hypnotic and wholly distinctive. The songs jump back and forth from French to English, but it's really all about the mood here. We can't recommend 'em highly enough! Titles Include "Salvation", "Longanisse", "AF3458", "Kinam", "Hospital Boogie", "Bad Lady Goes To Jail", "Crystal Anis", "Belmondo", "Betty And Johnny", "Une Ballade Pour Clive" and the closing instrumental "I'm Dead". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJazz Extract Of Saravah – Selected By Hiroko Otsuka ... CD
Saravah (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s/Late 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the jazz-based legacy of Saravah Records – that ultra-cool French label from the early 70s that gave us some excellent albums by Steve Lacy and The Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Yet this collection goes way past those classics, to unlock jazz currents from Saravah in different corners of the label's rich output – both material from its early years, and the moment of its revival at the end of the last century – and always carried along with that criss-crossing of global cultural currents that made the Parisian record company so unique! Most of the material here isn't straight jazz – but is instead blended with elements of African or South American rhythms, or given some French poetic setting, or turned towards some of the experimental modes of label artists like Areski or Brigitte Fontaine. The set features 21 tracks in all – many we might have missed otherwise – and titles include "Monsieur Chimpanze" by Michel Roques, "Improvisation Lettriste Pour Danser" by Maurice Lemaitre & Areski, "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own" by Chic Streetman, "Bulerias Hermanos" by Armadillo, "Tiens J'Ai Dit Tiens" by Jacques Higelin, "Le Denicheur" by Mahjun, "Maria Candida" by Mas Trio, "Accordeon" by Daniel Mille & Pierre Barouh, "Guantanamera" by Leo Brouwer, "Bye Bye Belleville" by Quartet Elan, and "Philly" by the all-piano quartet of Georges Arvanitas, Michel Graillier, Rene Urtreger, and Maurice Vander. (Jazz, French) CD

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