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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. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
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

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Bob AzzamMezze A La Azzam 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 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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Blue Stars Of FranceLullaby Of Birdland ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1954. Used ... $9.99
A key link in the early career of Blossom Dearie – and a fab album of jazzy vocal tracks throughout! Before Blossom recorded some of her 50s sides for Verve in the US, she was living in France and working with The Blue Stars – a cool male/female jazz vocal group that went onto become ... (Vocalists, French) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Jacques BrelInfiniment ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Juliette GrecoLive In Paris 1956 to 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Rare live work from the lovely Juliette Greco – recorded right during the height of her career, when her hip style of chanson was really transforming the sound of French music from the left bank scene! The tracks here are all very well-recorded, and feature Juliette working with a small ... read more CD

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Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (Le Premiere Bonheur Du Jour) ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1963. Used ... $6.99
Really lovely sounds from the young Francoise Hardy – easily one of the coolest, most confident female singers in France at the time! Hardy is neither the emotive style of postwar passionate singers, nor the too-cool style of the left bank – and instead, she's got this way of mixing ... read more CD

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Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (Mon Amie La Rose) ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1964. Used ... $6.99
A real step forward for the amazing Francoise Hardy – a singer who was already great at the start, but who reaches out a bit more globally here – as she works with Brit arranger Charles Blackwell, in a mode that's got a bit of groovy 60s London in the mix! The tracks include many ... 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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Gillian HillsZou Bisou Bisou – Tout En Francais – The Ye Ye Years 1960 to 1965 ... CD
Barclay/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
Totally groovy work from French singer Gillian Hills – an artist who was initially best known for her work in film, thanks to movies like Beat Girl or Les Liaisons Dangereuses – but one who grew to become one of the cooler singers in Parisian pop during the 60s! Gillian's work here is ... read more CD

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✨✧ Michel LegrandBonjour Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Dreamy sounds from the legendary Michel Legrand – working here in a mode that's maybe a bit more lush and romantic than some of his later soundtrack work – yet at a level that's still head and shoulders above most of his 50s instrumental contemporaries! The set's got a melancholy vibe ... (Jazz, French) read more CD

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Paris ComboTako Tsubo ... CD
DRG, 2017. Used ... $1.99
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Sylvie Vartan2'35 De Bonheur (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1967. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
Sylvie Vartan is nicely spreading her wings here – growing past the simpler pop of earlier years, and hitting a range of hipper late 60s styles! Part of the change is thanks to the arrangers – who include David Whitaker and Arthur Greenslade, in addition to Eddie Vartan – and the ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. Incredible package – fabricated with all the little details of the original French 60s album packaging!)

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Sylvie VartanLa Maritza (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1968. Used Gatefold ... $24.99
A wonderful collaboration between vocalist Sylvie Vartan and arranger Jean-Claude Vannier – a set that's really a cut above most of her other work of the 60s, thanks to Vannier's genius touch! The style here isn't as tripped-out as some of Vannier's later work, but it's still pretty darn ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Sylvie VartanSylvie – Salut Les Copains – The Beginning Of YeYe ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A really cool collection of work from Sylvie Vartan – the female French singer who really helped set the scene on fire back in the 60s – and stood as one of the first to bridge the new rocking modes with an older style of French pop! As important as the music of Edith Piaf, Juliette ... read more CD

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Sylvie VartanSylvie Vartan (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1969. Used ... $28.99
A obscure all-Italian album from French pop chanteuse Sylvie Vartan – one with some very very groovy numbers! The overall style here is a bit similar to Sylvie's best late 60s work in France – thanks to arrangements that are mostly from Reg Guest and Arthur Greenslade – but the ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Karl ZeroSongs For Cabriolets & Otros Tipos De Vehiculos ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2000. New Copy ... $8.99
A really cool little record – one with an imagined retro vibe, but done at a level that stands far above most other efforts of its type! The album features older Latin, lounge, and jazz styles topped by the unique vocal mode of Karl Zero – who kind of sings and speaks, mostly in French ... (Rock, French) read more CD

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VariousChebran Vol 2 – French Boogie 1982 to 1989 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
Great grooves from the French scene of the 80s – a time when Parisian musicians were picking up a lot of the electro soul elements from the New York scene, but also mixing them with other currents of European and African dancefloor modes! This set's a bit later than the first volume in the ... (Funky Compilations, French) read more CD

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VariousChevance – Outremusique Pour Enfants 1975 to 1984 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Totally amazing music – and nothing at all like the "our enfants" tag on the cover might make you expect! The sounds here come from the small Chevance label – an imprint that was part of the larger Chant Du Monde imprint, but had a very special sort of sound – one that's ... read more CD
Also available Chevance – Outremusique Pour Enfants 1975 to 1984 ... LP 18.99

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VariousCyclone – Gallic Guitars A Go Go 1962 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Fantastic 60s guitar instrumentals – all from a very unusual source – given that all the tracks here were recorded in France during the mid 60s, but stand equally alongside the best American groups of the time! It's no secret that France had an early love of rock and roll – and ... (Rock, French) read more CD

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VariousPar Les Damne Es De La Terre – Des Voix De Luttes 1969 to 1988 ... CD
Hors Cadre (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic collection of French political music in many varieties – songs recorded over the space of two decades, not just on the Paris scene – but from Francophone outposts around the world! The styles here are often very hip – unusual crossbreeds of jazz, traditional rhythms, ... (Global Grooves, French) read more CD
(Includes a download of the English version of the booklet!)

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VariousToo Slow To Disco Neo – En France ... CD
How Do You Are (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the coolest volumes in this always-great series – and one that's a bit different than the rest, and not just because the music is all in French! Previous editions all focused on older music from the glory days of AOR and smooth soul production – but the tracks here are all ... (Funky Compilations, French) read more CD
 
 



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