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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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Benjamin BiolayGrand Prix ... LP
Universal (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
Rock-solid work from the mighty Benjamin Biolay – one of the few contemporary French talents who moves us as much as his counterparts from the 60s scene – and an artist who's maybe now got a legacy that's even larger than some of his earlier heroes! The album's got a sound that's as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacques BrelJacques Brel ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An early American release of the work of one of France's greatest singers – featuring tracks recorded with the orchestra of Francois Rauber, who was Brel's accompanist on some of his best recordings ever. The package includes many classic numbers like "Jef", "Madeline", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo! Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, and a bit of aging. Vinyl has a short click on "Bruxelles".)

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Jaques BrelIf You Go Away ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Beautiful US album that features some of Brel's most famous tracks, served up in a lovingly-packaged edition that includes a gatefold cover, and a handsome inner booklet with notes and translations of the songs. The whole thing's a great way to get into Brel's work – and was the record that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Maurice Chevalier60 Years Of Song (60 Ans De Chansons) (4LP Box Set) ... LP
London, 1966. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $5.99
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(Includes the booklet. Box has a piece of masking tape on front and some notes in pen on the inside. Booklet has some writing in pen.)

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✨✧ Maurice ChevalierLerner & Loewe & Chevalier ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Arranged by Joe Harnell, with titles including "Camelot", "My Fair Lady", "Gigi", "Paint Your Wagon", "Brigadoon", and "Day Before Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier At 80 ... LP
Epic, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $1.99
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Maurice ChevalierThis Is Maurice Chevalier ... LP
RCA, 1950s/1960s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Double Six Of ParisSwingin Singin! ... LP
Philips, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great early stuff by this swingin' French vocal group! These guys swung as hard as American groups, like Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – but they stuck to hipper, jazzier material, and had a driving sound that never let up! The group is led by singer Mimi Perrin, who also handed the ... (Vocalists, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some sticker remnants and is lightly bent at the bottom right corner.)

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Jacqueline FrancoisLes Grandes Chansons Vol 4 ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Gold label has some wear.)

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Lulu GainsbourgFrom Gainsbourg To Lulu ... LP
Universal (France), 2011. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
A new generation of the Gainsbourg family line comes into the musical fold – with results that are surprisingly nice! Lulu's an offspring of Serge, of a generation past Charlotte Gainsbourg – but he's still equally well-suited to pay tribute to his pop – as you'll hear in this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Serge GainsbourgA La Maison De La Radio EP (180 gram pressing) ... LP
INA (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Unreleased material from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – recorded for French radio in the 60s, and with a different style than some of his more familiar studio work! Gone are the large, full arrangements – and in their place is an intimate approach that has Serge on piano alongside ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition 45 rpm heavyweight vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Serge GainsbourgEn Studio Avec Serge Gainsbourg Vol 1 ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
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 vinyl volume 1 brings together rare tracks by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge GainsbourgEn Studio Avec Serge Gainsbourg Vol 2 ... LP
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99
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 vinyl volume 2 brings together rare tracks by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge GainsbourgEnregistrement Public Au Theatre Le Palace ... LP
Philips (France), 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Serge GainsbourgInitials SG ... LP
Universal (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $33.99
One of the grooviest collections of work by Serge Gainsbourg we've ever seen – a 23 track set that features most of his coolest numbers! In case you don't know Serge, he's one of the most incredible singers ever – a sexy Frenchman with a good talent for a groove, with a sound that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot in the top right.)

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Serge GainsbourgJe Vous Aime ... LP
Philips (France), 1980. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A strange late soundtrack for this film that starred Serge, Catherine Deneuve, and Gerard Depardieu! The score features the main theme "La Fautive" – in both a vocal version by Serge, plus two instrumental readings that have a mellower tone. Other tracks include the duet with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on one corner.)

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Serge GainsbourgLe Zenith De Gainsbourg ... LP
Philips (France), 1989. Very Good+ 2LP ... $28.99
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Serge GainsbourgSerge Gainsbourg Live – Casino De Paris 1985 ... LP
Philips (France), 1985. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(NOTE: Vinyl has a burn that skips on "My Lady Heroine" & " Je Sis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais".)

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Serge GainsbourgTenue De Soiree ... LP
Apache (France), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An overlooked Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack from the 80s – surprisingly well-done, and at a level that both reflects Serge's earlier styles and a much deeper ear for film scoring! There's a main theme that's delivered with this beautifully echoey piano line – sometimes playful, sometimes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Serge Gainsbourg & Jane BirkinJane Birkin – Serge Gainsbourg ... LP
Fontana, 1969. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A landmark collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin – his paramour at the time, and a much younger woman! This album is perhaps the archetypal Gainsbourg erotic effort – and it's filled with wonderful duets set to breathy, bouncy orchestrations – tunes that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing with red labels. Cover has light wear.)

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Serge Gainsbourg & Jean Claude VannierLes Chemins De Katmandou ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A lost chapter in the legendary legacy of music from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier – the pair who created Serge's fantastic Melody Nelson album, and also did the funky soundtracks for the films Cannabis, La Horse, and Sex Shop! This set is every bit as groovy as those ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michel ColombierLe Pacha (with bonus tracks) ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! Le Pacha is a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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France GallBaby Pop ... LP
Philips/Third Man, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
No baby pop here, as France Gall is all-woman throughout – one of the best of the French female pop singers of the mid 60s, working here with an upbeat, groovy sound throughout! Backings are by the great Alain Gouraguer, who gives the record a tightly jerking kind of feel – a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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France GallBest Of France Gall ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the greatest French female singers of the 60s – presented here in a classic collection of work! If you've gotta dig one gal vocalist of the Parisian scene of the time, Gall is definitely your girl – as her brash, bold style of singing really sums up the hippest, grooviest French ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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France GallPoupee De Cire Poupee De Son ... LP
Philips/Third Man, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
France Gall won the Eurovision song contest with the title track of this one – and for good reason too, given that the tune is totally groovy! The rest of the work here really follows suit – romping, jerking, and grooving in that wonderful mix of mod rhythms that made France's 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GenevieveGenevieve (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1950s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Johnny HallydaySings America's Rockin' Hits ... LP
Philips, 1961. Very Good ... $29.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Francis LaiLive For Life (Vivre Pour Vivre) ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Sealed ... $3.99
A stunning soundtrack from the legendary Francis Lai – a record that got a fair bit of circulation at the time, as it was a follow up to his huge global hit, A Man & A Woman (aka Un Homme Et Une Femme)! The style here is equally great – a groovy sound that completely changed the ... (Soundtracks, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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Francis Lai & Michel LegrandLes Uns Et Les Autres ... LP
RCA (France), Late 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Two of the greatest French soundtrack composers ever – working side by side in this epic soundtrack for a late 70s film by Claude Lelouch! The story spans decades of French histories, and the style of the music follows suit – starting with early 20th Century danceband work, and moving ... (Soundtracks, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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Michel LegrandParis A La Hi Fi (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover has a half split top seam with some tape residue.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls of Rochefort – Orchestral Version ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Sealed ... $9.99
Great stuff! This is the "alternate" version of Michel Legrand's great score to Les Demoiselles De Rochefort – and it's totally great all the way through! The whole thing's nice and jazzy, totally swinging, and has a groove that you don't get in some of Legrand's other work. We've ... (Soundtracks, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Les DifferentsLes Differents ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Fantastic fuzz from a French Canadian combo of the 60s – one of the coolest garage bands we've ever heard from up north at the time, romping here with a style that's equal parts Sunset Strip and some of the hipper Parisian groups of the time! Lyrics are all in French, and the production has ... (Rock, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Les SinnersSatan (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Disques Merite/Return To Analog (Canada), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A rare bit of Canadian psych from the start of the 70s – served up by a group with a sound that's all their own! Some numbers here are straightforward hard rockers, but others have a more complex approach – not proggy, almost performative – like some of the trippier French ... (Rock, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Mireille MathieuMagnifique! ... LP
Capitol, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole in the top right corner.)

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Mireille MathieuMireille Mireille (Ariola) ... LP
Ariola (Germany), Late 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
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(In an amazing gatefold cover – with elaborate pop-out center!)

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David McNeilDavid McNeil ... LP
Saravah (France), Mid 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the most obscure 70s albums on the legendary Saravah label – recorded by David McNeil, who's playing a saxophone on the front – but who also sings and plays a host of other instruments too! The set's got a very genre-crossing vibe, in the best Saravah mode – and also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MiquelaI A De Sars ... LP
Ventadorn/Finders Keepers (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An album from the mid 70s, but one that's got an almost timeless sort of vibe – given that it was recorded in the ancient language of Occitan, and set to instrumentation with lots of lightly folksy touches, and a fair bit of jazz-styled phrasing too! The mix almost gives the set the feel of ... (Rock, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes, too!)

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Claude NougaroChansons Nettes ... LP
Barclay (France), 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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PatachouTiens...! ... LP
Barclay (France), 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Annie PhilippeSensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... CD 11.99

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Edith PiafAdieu Little Sparrow ... LP
Philips, 1950s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Includes the booklet.)

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Edith PiafEdity Piaf ... LP
Decca (UK), 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Edith PiafL'Essentiel ... LP
Peters, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Edith PiafUnknown Edith Piaf ... LP
Philips, 1950s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Black label mono pressing – including booklet.)

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Michel PolnareffLa Folie Des Grandeurs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal (France), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
An obscure French period comedy from 1971 – with a surprisingly groovy score from Michel Polnareff! The film starred Luis De Funes and Yves Montand, and although Montand sings on a track or two, the main groove of the set is in the mode of Polnareff's groovy work from the late 60s. ... (Soundtracks, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel RoquesChorus ... LP
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
An amazing album from the legendary Saravah label – one of the imprint's lesser-known gems from the 70s, but a set that's got the same compelling mix of modes you'd find in their albums from Barney Wilen, Brigitte Fontaine, Pierre Barouh, or the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Reedman Michel Roques ... (Jazz, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michel RoquesChorus ... LP
Saravah (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing album from the legendary Saravah label – one of the imprint's lesser-known gems from the 70s, but a set that's got the same compelling mix of modes you'd find in their albums from Barney Wilen, Brigitte Fontaine, Pierre Barouh, or the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Reedman Michel Roques ... (Jazz, French) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some very small stained spots. Vinyl has light cosmetic sleeve marks.)
Also available Chorus ... LP 16.99

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Johnny Taylor Et Les StrangersJohnny Taylor Et Les Strangers ... LP
Vega (France), 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Recent French reissue on Universal.)

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✨✧ Jean Claude VannierL'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 10th anniversary repress.)

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VariousC'Est Chic! – French Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Fantastic French femmes from the 60s – and a great illustration of the way that girl power really took over the sound of the Parisian scene at the time! These tunes have a punch that few American or British tracks of the period could ever hope to match – a way of staying sweet, yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on colored vinyl.)

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VariousTres Chic – More French Girl Singers Of The 60s (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 24.99
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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