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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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AntoineElucubrations – Antoine On 45 1965 to 1966 ... CD
Vogue/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob AzzamMezze A La Azzam 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A cool collection of work from Bob Azzam – a unique talent on the French scene at the start of the 60s, and one who was responsible for some mighty nice grooves! Bob hails from Algeria, and works here in a mix of Latin rhythms and Mid-East inflections – blending the groovy and the ... (Latin, French) read more CD

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Brigitte BardotLa Belle Et Le Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Brigitte Bardot's best known on these shores as an actress, but during the 60s she cut some really fantastic work on the scene in Paris – including a fair bit of groovers that were done with help from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Bardot provided a fantastic new voice in the world of pop ... read more CD

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Pierre Barouh, Jacques Higelin, N Vasconcelos, etcDites 33 Vol 1 – 33 Ans De Saravah ... CD
Saravah (France), 1972/2000. Used ... $12.99
A very cool compilation of tracks, seemingly recorded in the early 70s – but issued here in package designed to pay tribute to the 33-year history of the legendary Saravah label! Pierre Barouh, the founder of Saravah, is at the head of the party-like festivities, reciting his "Saravah ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Benjamin BiolayVengeance ... CD
Naive (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
Beautiful work from Benjamin Biolay – easily one of our favorite French artists of the 21st Century – even though we've been following his work since the previous one! Benjamin's got a sound that's just perfect if you, like us, dig an older generation of French work by artists like ... read more CD

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Georges BrassensChante Les Chansons Poetiques ... CD
Polydor/Universal (France), 1952. Used ... $8.99
A classic 10" LP release by George Brassens – early work that includes some of his first beautiful song poems! Tracks include "La Mauvaise Reputation", "Le Parapluie", "Le Petit Cheval", "Le Fossoyeur", "Le Gorille", "Corne D'Auroch& ... read more CD

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Jacques BrelJacques Brel En Concert (2CD/2DVD set) ... CD
Universal (France), 1963/1966. New Copy 2CD & 2DVD ... $24.99
Two vintage performances by one of the greatest French language singers of all time – presented here both on CD, and on DVD – the latter of which features filmed performances that are simply amazing! Brel was one of the sharpest, smartest songwriters of his generation – hailed by ... read more CD

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Jacques BrelJe T'Aime (Jacques Brel Et Ses Chansons/Quand On N'a Que L'amour/Au Printemps/La Valse A Mille Temps) (3CD set) ... CD
Not Now (UK), 1955/1957/1979. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99
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Jacques BrelJef ... CD
Barclay (France), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Maurice ChevalierMa Pomme – Chansons 1935 to 1946 ... CD
Naxos, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Coralie ClementSalle Des Pas Perdus ... CD
Capitol (UK), 2001. Used ... $5.99
Lovely French pop – with a stripped-down retro groove that's really delightful! Coralie's got a breathy vocal style that reminds us of a young Jane Birkin – and the backing on the set is in a small combo mode, with guitar, organ, bass, drums, and sax – grooving in a mode that's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DalidaGondolier ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Late 50s romantic vocals from France – originally issued on 10" LP, and featuring backings by the orchestra of Raymond Lefevre. Tracks include "Gondolier", "Buenas Noches Mi Amour", Histoire D'un Amour", "Le Jour Ou La Pluie Viendra", "Calypso ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DalidaSon Nom Est Dalida ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), 1956. Used ... $9.99
Maybe a bit too romantic and emotive for our taste, but still pretty nice overall. Reissue of an original 10" LP – with backings by Walberg and Raymond Lefevre. Tracks include "Bambino (Guaglione)", "Fado", "Aime-Moi", "Flamenco Bleu", "Le ... read more CD
(Out of print digipack pressing featuring the original Barclay cover art.)

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Antoine DuhamelPierrot Le Fou/Weekend ... CD
Universal (France), 1965/1968. Used ... $16.99
The soundtracks to 2 of Jean Luc-Godard's greatest films – back to back on one CD! The score to Pierrot Le Feu features 9 tracks in all – 3 of which are vocal numbers by Anna Karina, who starred in the film, and who delivers the vocals with a decadently deadpan style that fits ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc Vol 2 (1968 – cigar cover) (aka Il Est Cinq Heures) (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1968. Used Gatefold ... $18.99
Mad mad stuff from French pop legend Jacques Dutronc! The record's filled with groovy tunes that mix together jangly guitar, baroque production, and Jacques' wonderful swinging voice – and it's the kind of 60s album that turned him into an overnight French pop icon. This is Dutronc at the ... read more CD

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Nino FerrerNino Ferrer ... CD
Riviera/Polygram (France), 1966. Used ... $12.99
Very groovy stuff from Nino Ferrer – France's answer to the 60s beat group scene that was shaking big in Britain and Germany! Ferrer has a style that's greatly influenced by American R&B singers, and he's backed by a tight little combo that has a hard Hammond and guitar sound that works ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Nino FerrerRats & Rolls ... CD
Barclay/On Sale Music (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest albums we've ever heard from French funk legend Nino Ferrer – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love his records of the 60s! Nino first started out as one of the few continental cats whose energy could match that of the funkiest soul singers in the US at the time ... read more CD

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Brigitte Fontaine13 Chansons Decadentes Et Fantasmagoniques ... CD
Universal/Jacques Canetti (France), 1966. Used ... $13.99
The roots of Brigitte Fontaine – and a really wonderful record that we love every bit as her later work – but in a completely different way! The style here is more strikingly jazzy in the territory of early 60s Serge Gainsbourg or Jacques Brel – and the lyrics are mostly all by ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine (1972) ... CD
Saravah (France), 1972. Used ... $16.99
A fantastic album by this enigmatic French singer – one of her first truly experimental albums! The record differs from some of her other albums quite a bit – and has a very strange mix of styles that go from straight ahead (only a track or two), to wildly experimental – very ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Serge GainsbourgEn Studio Avec Serge Gainsbourg (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – studio outtakes, alternate versions, and lots of other material that stands as a great addition to the catalog of one of the coolest, grooviest French language singers ever! This 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and ... read more CD
Also available En Studio Avec Serge Gainsbourg Vol 1 ... LP 24.99

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierAnna (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. Used ... $26.99
A late 60s soundtrack by Serge Gainsbourg – but a record that's easily as great as any of his studio albums from the same time! The bulk of the album has a spare, punctuated groove that's somewhat funky – quite a bit like Melody Nelson in its sense of space and timing – and its ... read more CD
(Out of print, sleeve has some light edgewear.)

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France Gall1968 ... CD
Philips (France), 1967. Used ... $6.99
A record as revolutionary as the French year in which it was recorded – an amazing batch of late 60s grooves from Parisian pop madame France Gall! The set's upbeat and jaunty, with plenty of fuzz – almost a psyche pop sound, with lots of groovy guitars that make the album sparkle with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Francoise HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of ... read more CD

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Francoise Hardy/Sacha DistelFrancoise Hardy/Canta Per Voi In Italiano/Swinging Jazz Guitarist (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A very cool little package – one that's got one CD of early work by French singer Francois Hardy – and two more CDs that feature lots of fantastic jazz material from Sacha Distel! CD1 features Hardy at her early best – singing blue-tinged French pop on both her debut album, and ... read more CD

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Claudia Hommel with Johnny FrigoRomance Language ... CD
Maison Clobert, 2002. Used ... $1.99
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Caroline LacazeEn Route ... CD
Legere (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Fantastic French funk – a record that's unlike any other deep funk combo we can think of – because Caroline Lacaze sings in her native language instead of English! The grooves are stepped in the best funky 45 styles of the late 60s, but the vocals also echo the more soulful sound of ... (Deep Funk, French) read more CD

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LiminanasLiminanas (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2010. Used ... $11.99
One of the coolest, sexiest, most straight up irresistible French rock & roll albums we've heard in years – a great self-titled gem from Liminanas on Chicago's Trouble In Mind label! Drums, bass, woozy organ and percussion are at the core of the sound – with a raw, neo-classic ... read more CD
(Out of print first pressing in an LP style sleeve.)

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Mad In ParisMad In Paris ... CD
MCA (France), 1996. Used ... $4.99
(Hip Hop, French) CD
(Out of print.)

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Jean Claude VannierL'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches ... CD
B- Music/Finders Keepers, 1972. Used ... $6.99
A baroque instrumental masterpiece from Jean Claude Vannier – Serge Gainsbourg's right hand man at the start of the 70s, and a key figure in the legendary Histoire De Melody Nelson album! The feel here is very much along the lines of work that Serge was doing at the time – larger ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousArt Contemporain – Anthologie Sonore Des Artistes 1995 to 2010 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy 3CD ... $8.99 29.99
Maybe not our usual bag – and we'll be honest, we mistook the general concept for the album – but if you speak French, and you're interested in contemporary art, there's plenty to love in this 3CD set! The set features interviews and discussions with a number of contemporary artists ... (Spoken Word, French) read more CD

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VariousDou Da Dou – The Unlimited French Lost Catalogue – Phase 1 ... CD
Vadim (France), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A groovy collection of French pop from the late 60s and early 70s – with lightly psychedelic nuggets and an all around beautiful snapshot of an inimitable era! The tracklist includes some artists we've obsessed over for years, such as France Gall, Franois D Roubaix and Maledictus Sound ... (Funky Compilations, French) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFrench New Wave (Et Dieu Crea La Femme/Un Temoin Dans La Ville/Jazz Sur Seine/Eva/Jules Et Jim/Tires Sur Le Pianiste/Le Meprise/A Bout De Souffle) (5CD set) ... CD
DOL (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $8.99
5CDs' worth of great music from the Nouvelle Vague – the French New Wave of Cinema that emerged at the end of the 50s – and which often featured a fair bit of jazz in the mix for its soundtracks! CD1 features the Paul Misraki score for Et Dieu Crea La Femme – And God Created ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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VariousI Love Serge – Electronicagainsbourg ... CD
Universal (France), 2001. Used ... $4.99
The groovy French pop of Serge Gainsbourg gets the remix treatment! After years of being sampled by hip hoppers, referenced by post-rockers, and claimed as an influence by a wide range of singers and instrumentalists – Serge Gainsbourg's finally breaking into the mainstream of modern music ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLe Grenier De Saravah Vol 3 – Rare & Unreleased Tracks ... CD
Saravah (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $22.99
A beautiful celebration of the legendary Saravah label – and one that features a host of rare titles and previously unreleased tracks! As we've come to expect from Saravah, the work here isn't just underground French pop – but a titles from a wide range of styles, including jazz, ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousLe Pop 2 ... CD
Groove Attack (Germany), 2004. Used ... $6.99
A pretty great little collection of tunes from the contemporary French pop scene – which is quite strong, catchy and diverse – at least as far as this batch chronicles! What really stands out here is how profoundly jazzy the tunes are – looking back to the sultry, easy groove of ... read more CD

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VariousPop A Paris Vol 5 – SOS Mesdemoiselles ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
A never-ending batch of wonderful tunes – the 5th volume in this amazing series of 60s French pop! If your ears have been a bit lazy lately, pick up this set and prepare to have your mind blown – as it's filled with loads of groovy little tunes you've probably never heard, all stacked ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2003 pressing.)

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VariousRetour Au Club Meduse ... CD
Spacetalk (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really cool concept for a compilation – one that returns to a specific mood of music on the French scene – work that's post-punk, a bit electro, and usually a lot better put-together than some of the bigger hits in Paris at the time! This work draws heavily on UK electronic styles of ... read more CD

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VariousWizzz – Psychorama Francais 1966 to 1971 ... CD
Delabel (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Grooviness abounds! This set's a wonderful batch of obscure French pop tunes – the kind of upbeat, hard-swinging 60s numbers that are a far cry from the moodier, more sentimental modes of the years before – with complicated elements laid alongside some straightforward grooves – ... (Funky Compilations, French) read more CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)
 
 



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