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Bernard EstardyBernard Estardy's Space Oddities 1970 to 1982 ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic sounds from an unsung French music hero – sonic genius Bernard Estardy, whose talents mostly lay behind the studio window, where he worked magic with some of the best French singers of the 60s through the 90s! Yet during that time, Estardy was also recording some very cool cuts of his own – sound library material that saw the light of day on one rare funky album, La Formule Du Baron – but which also includes all the lost gems that appear on this great collection too! The music here is both groovy and playful, experimental and funky – a bit like some of the more upbeat and catchy electronic work dune by Piero Umiliani in the 70s, but often with some of the French touches you might know in music from artists like Jean-Claude Vannier or Francois De Roubaix. Some of the later tunes have a nice dark current – similar to the Italian Cosmic electronic tracks – while other earlier numbers have some warmer funky 70s elements in place. Titles include "Phasing Round", Cha Tatch Ka", "Artifice Percussion", "Asiatic Dream", "Pussy Ring", "Emeute A Tokyo", "Coeur Polaire", "Gang Train", Angoisse Au Coeur", and "Marionettes Club". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra cool sansa, which is a similar thumb piano to the kalimba – amplified here in really great ways, and mixed with some moody, dark elements throughout! The music has much more of a 70s vintage than you'd guess from the dates on the record – thanks partly to the raw percussion, and very offbeat production – which sometimes is mellow, sometimes bursts out in these shocking waves of sound. Titles include "Sanza Tristesse", "Forest Nativity", "Sunny Crypt", "Ngoma Likembe", "Guinee", "Di Saegi", and "Binta Madiallo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri SalvadorHomme Studio ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's a bit of a pun – that's "home studio", not homme studio – a reference to the fact that most of this work was recorded by 60s French pop star Henri Salvador in his own private studio – music that makes for some of the most interesting sounds in his career, at a time when Salvador had completely retreated from the mainstream! If you know Salvador's jazzy blend of island modes from the previous decade, you'll be stunned at what you hear here – as Henri's become a really cool, groovy, almost experimental talent – effortlessly blending together so many different strands of music to fit the mood of a tune, maybe a bit like Pierre Barouh over at Saravah – in the way he still stays tuneful, but is always willing to throw in some unusual elements and sounds! We've always loved Salvador's music, but have never heard any of these cuts before – a fantastic array that includes instrumentals and even a project for Disney too. Titles include "Hello Mickey", "Rock Star", "On L'A Dans L'Baba", "Kissinger Le Duc Tho", "J'Aime Tes Genoux", "Sex Man", "Siffler En Travaillant", "Pauvre Jesus Christ", "Le Bilan", and "Et Des Mandolines". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francis BebeyAfrican Electronic Music 1975 to 1982 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Not what you might expect when shopping for African music – unique electronic sounds from Cameroon musician Francis Bebey – as heavy on keyboards as other 70s work is on guitar! There's still plenty of acoustic elements in the mix though, too – lots of earthy percussion at the bottom, which links some of these tracks to other styles of the time – even though some of the more unusual tunes here have these great electronic sounds that almost feel like they came from the late 70s German underground! The mix of modes is breathtaking – as if Moebius and Roedelius recorded with musicians from Lagos – shaking off the colder sounds of the Conny Plank side of the spectrum, to come up with a warm new style that's really unique! Titles include "La Condition Masculine", "Sahle", "The Coffee Cola Song", "Super Jingle", "Pygmy Love Song", "Agatha", "Catching Up", and "Divorce Pygmee". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LPs – and a very nice package!)

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✨✧ VariousCha Cha Au Harem – Orientica France 1960 to 1964 (with bonus download) ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strange mix of Latin rhythms and exotica modes – served up here on a set of recordings from early 60s France that we might not have heard otherwise! Grooves are often in the cha cha mode promised in the title, but other instrumentation is definitely "au harem" – exotic woodwind passages, Mid East percussion, vocal bits, and more – almost as if the modes of Les Baxter and Martin Denny had been moved to the ancient world of Asia Minor! The approach is great – often very much in the late 50s styles used by Capitol and Liberty Records in the US – and titles include "Ismaila" by Benny Benett, "Inch Allah" by Fred Adison, "Danse Du Sud" by Zina Nahid, "Mahomet De Tunis" by Ali Baba Et Son Ensemble, "Oriental Express" by Roger Morris, "El Mechoi" by Los Cangaceiros, "Danse L'Amour" by Staiffi Et Ses Mustafas, and "On M'Appelle L'Oriental" by Trio Joroca. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousWizzz Vol 2 – Psychorama Francais 1966 – 1970 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Freaky French grooves – a fantastic follow-up to the first Wizzz volume that we loved many years back – and like that great set, a huge batch of rare 60s gems you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere! The core rhythms are often rockish, but usually pretty funky too – a freaked-out, fuzzed-up batch of sounds that support some really great French language vocals – most of which are from the farther reaches of the late 60s generation of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. The package features a fair bit of great notes on the music – but in French, unfortunately – and titles include "Crazy Girl Crazy World" by Alain Boissanger, "KKK" by Serge Franklin, "Un Soir D'Ete" by Nelly Perrier, "Hallucinations" by Bruno Leys, "Dans Son Euphorie" by Chorus Reverendus, "Des Arbres De Fer" by Guy Skornik, "Je T'Aime Normal" by Jean Et Janet, and "J'Aime Ou J'Emm" by San Antonio. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ BlundettoGood Good Things ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title might seem familiar – given that Blundetto's first album was called Bad Bad Things – but this record really shows a strong evolution of his sound over the ten years since that release – the shifting sense of sound between hip hop, global roots, and more dynamic elements – sounding even better here than on any previous records! Blundetto works with production help from Blackjoy – in a mode that might have been born in hip hop studio techniques, but which here has much more of a French post-colonial vibe – wrapping together different global elements, soulful expressions, and jazzy flourishes with effortless ease – into a style that's completely his own overall. Titles include "Fly High", "Pais Azucar", "Barcelona", "Sunday In The Club", "Feel The Cold", "Bingi", "Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta", "Antiguas", and "Mo'Dinero". LP, Vinyl record album

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