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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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Georges Delerue/Brigitte Bardot/Jeanne MoreauViva Maria (bonus tracks) ... CD
Mid 60s. Used ... $19.99
We've got to admit that we've never seen this film – which stars Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau, and which was directed by Louis Malle – but the lovely look of the ladies on the cover was enough to make us pick up the record! The themes are a mixture of French and Mexican styled ones – and Bardot & Moreau sing together on the tunes "Paris Paris Paris", "Maria Maria", and "Les Petites Femmes". Other tracks include "Cirque", "Theme Victoire Colline", "Dame Blanche", and "Musique De Cachot Jeanne Flores". (Soundtracks, French) 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 ... Out Of Stock
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 – and his music was quickly taken up by other hip talents in Paris at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – a time when Gainsbourg's talents exploded not just through his own famous records, but through reinterpretations of his sounds by these other supporters. The range of sounds here is great – from Gainsbourg's own groovy mix of jazz, Latin, and other modes on material from his early albums and EP releases – served up here alongside lots of other work that includes "Vilaine Fille Mauvais Garcon" by Petula Clark, "Viva Villa" by Les Riff, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Michele Arnaud, "Ronsard 58" by Helen Martin, "Les Amours Perdues" by Juliette Greco, "Quand Tu T'Y Mets" by Les Mercenaires, "Black Trombone" by Catherine Sauvage, "Accordeon" by Anne Gacoin, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "Le Poinconneur De Lilas" by Les Freres Jacques, and "Los Cigarillos" by Los Jorge Nova Bossas. 58 tracks on 3CDs! CD
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Jerry GoldsmithPapillon ... CD
Universal (France), 1973. Used ... $4.99
A dramatic score by Jerry Goldsmith – written for the film Papillon, a dark prison film that starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffmann. The manner of the work is similar to other Goldsmith scores of this nature – with many tense horn and string passages that underlie the mood of the film. Titles include "Gift From The Sea", "Cruel Sea", "Survival", "Hospital", "Reunion", and "The Camp". (Soundtracks, French) CD
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Regine50 Plus Belles Chansons ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 3 CD's ... $12.99
Regine may look a bit cheesy on the cover, but she's a very hip French singer who recorded a fair bit of Serge Gainsbourg songs back in the 60s – a good number of which are in this set! Regine's approach is a cool link between more popular French styles of the immediate postwar years, and some of the shifting sophistication from the left bank scene – a blend of catchy songs and complicated ones – performed at a level that instantly links two different generations of chanson! Many numbers here are arranged by the ultra-hip Alain Gouraguer, who really gets the balance right for the vocals – and most cuts here are from Regine's vintage years, although the set also features just a few from her later revival stretch as well. Titles include "Les P'Tits Papiers", "Si T'Attends Qu'Les Diamants T'Sautent Au Cou", "Tic Tac Toe", "Bye Bye Barbara", "Azoy", "Capone Et Sa P'Tite Phyllis", "Je Survivrai", "Le Chandelier", "Loulou", and lots more. CD

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VariousJazz Extract Of Saravah – Selected By Hiroko Otsuka ... CD
Saravah (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s/Late 90s. New Copy ... $16.99
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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✨✧ 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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