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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 ... $16.99 29.99
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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Regine50 Plus Belles Chansons ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99
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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✨✧ VariousLes Annes Saravah – 1967 to 2002 ... CD
Saravah/Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 60s/Early 70s/Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A beautiful tribute to the legendary French label Saravah – founded by songwriter Pierre Barouh with his royalties from the worldwide hit "A Man & A Woman" – then run for decades as a model of recording innovation and collaborative creativity! The sound of Saravah is incredibly hard to peg – and we mean that in the best way possible – as the label completely exploded older style of French chanson with experimental work from new talents in the 60s and 70s – then brought in strands of avant jazz, bossa nova, global rhythms, and even some folksy currents too – but all with this very creative, genre-crossing mode that's still without compare all these many years later! The label is best known for its famous records with singer Brigitte Fontaine – who makes an appearance here, but in the company of so many of Saravah's other overlooked talents – in a collection that looks at the early flourishing of recordings in the late 60s and early 70s, then moves into work from the great revival years of the label from the mid 90s onward. This package features notes in both English and French, and includes a lot of Saravah gems we haven't seen reissued elsewhere – titles that include "J'Attendrai" by Fred Poulet, "Maman" by Oscar Castro & Anna Vallejo, "Photo" by Bia, "Afrika Obota" by Pierre Akendengue, "Coeur De Rubis" by Francoise Kucheida, "Signaletique" by Areski & Jacques Higelin, "Le Temps D'Une Vie" by Pierre Barouh & Anna Vallejo, "Femme Parmi Les Femmes" by Francoise Hardy, "La Valse De L'Oubli" by Carole Laure, "Dans Ma Rue" by Areski, "Comme A La Radio" by Brigitte Fontaine, "Tiens J'Ai Dit Tiens" by Jacques Higelin, "Je Hais Le Gosses" by Allain Leprest, and "1962" by Gerard Ansaloni. CD

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