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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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Keren AnnLa Biographie De Luka Philipsen ... CD
EMI (France), 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles AznavourIntegrale Charles Aznavour – Je M'Voyage Deja 1948 to 1962 (6CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $74.99 84.99
The complete early works of the great Charles Aznavour – the French singer who first rose to fame as a songwriter for Edith Piaf, then took off strongly when he was able to record his own material – as you'll hear here in this huge set of work from a 15 year span in his career! ... read more CD

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Brigitte BardotLa Belle Et Le Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 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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Benjamin BiolayPalermo Hollywood ... CD
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
One of the coolest artists working on the French music scene in recent years – and one of the few who can really take us back to the days of older giants like Serge Gainsbourg or Jean-Claude Vannier! Biolay's got a reputation that's every bit as strong as both of them – two decades of ... read more CD

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Jane BirkinJane Birkin Au Palace ... CD
Capitol (France), 2009. New Copy ... $4.99 16.99
A majestic later live set from the great Jane Birkin – a set that has her taking on some classics done with Serge Gainsbourg, and plenty of her own tunes too – all with backing from a large ensemble who do a great job of updating the music, but without losing its edge at all! There's ... read more CD

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Jane BirkinMes Images Privees De Serge (2CD & DVD) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs & DVD ... $26.99
A moving tribute to the late, great Serge Gainsbourg – served up in a mix of film and songs from his famous partner Jane Birkin! The set features a DVD directed by Jane – a 40 minute documentary filled with private images of Serge, laid out in a very loving tribute – and it's ... read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

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Jacques BrelLes Marquises (Brel) ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Jacques Brel's last album before his death – and an oft-overlooked piece of work that's fantastically different from his better-known 60's oeuvre, but also every bit as great! The tracks on here have an amazingly somber quality – filled with deep swells of emotion that probably made ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jarvis CockerChansons D'Ennui Tip Top ... CD
Abkco, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A really cool project from Jarvis Cocker – a set that's inspired by the Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch, with Cocker singing in French throughout – and at a level that really opens up his well-known love of some of the best pop modes of the 20th Century! Jarvis often whispers as ... (Rock, French) read more CD

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DahliaLe Mode D'Emploi ... CD
Happiness (Japan), 2003. Used ... $14.99
A pretty great little groover from Dahlia – a trippy, bossa-inflected duo that features the almost unbelievably gorgeous Kaori on vocals and Kanichi Saito on bass, programmed beats, songwriting and arranging. Saito has the good sense to flesh the jazzy arrangements out in the studio with a ... (New Grooves, French) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Alexandre Desplat & OthersFrench Dispatch ... CD
Abkco, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A completely charming soundtrack for an equally charming film – a set that mixes together the instrumental music created by Alexandre Desplat for the Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch, and a number of the full songs that were used as snippets during the movie! Desplat's compositions are ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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Nino FerrerNino & Radiah Et Le Sud (plus Suite En Oeuf) ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Two very groovy albums from French singer Nino Ferrer – back to back on a single CD! First up is Nino & Radiah Et Le Sud – a set that's maybe one of Ferrer's most striking records ever – as it features English language lyrics, and a very funky sound overall – thanks to ... read more CD

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Nino FerrerNino Ferrer ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A strong span of work from the very groovy Nino Ferrer – a French singer who started out in very soulful modes in the 60s, then really kept on growing and changing in the 70s – at a level that made him one of the most compelling French vocalists of his generation! The set focuses most ... read more CD

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Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine Est ... CD
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
The Saravah Records debut from this amazing French singer – done with a wonderful sound that really links two generations of French music! At some level, the album's got a slightly more standard feel – bits of jazz, but inflected freshly – almost like the sublime Jeanne Moreau ... read more CD
Also available Brigitte Fontaine Est Folle ... LP 20.99

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Serge GainsbourgAux Armes Et Caetera ... CD
Philips (France), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A great little album from Serge – possibly his last truly genius record, and one with a very unusual twist! The album was recorded in Jamaica with production from Sly & Robbie – very much in the late 70s, big-business reggae mode – but done with Serge's usual flair for the ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgIntegrale (limited edition 20CD box set plus 48-page book) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 20CDs & Book ... $139.99 149.99
An amazing collection of work from Serge Gainsbourg – a set that definitely lives up to the "integrale" promise in the title, as it includes every single album he ever recorded, plus loads more singles and rare bits too – all packaged in a really lavish set! Even if you've ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgL' Homme A Tete De Chou ... CD
Philips (France), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
One of Serge Gainsbourg's best albums ever – a set that we love every bit as much as his Melody Nelson classic, or his killer records with Jane Birkin! The set was recorded in the mid 70s, and it features amazing orchestrations from Alan Hawkshaw – backings that are even better than ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgL'Album De Sa Vie – 100 Titres (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99
A massive collection of music from one of our favorite singers of all time – the legendary Serge Gainsbourg, a French vocalist who worked equally well in jazzy, funk, and groovy modes – always with a groundbreaking quality that had Serge taking his lyrics to places that few previous ... read more CD
(Please Note – This copy has a small tear on the bottom corner from shipping. The packaging is still intact and sealed.)

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Serge GainsbourgLes Plus Belles Chansons De Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Clarton, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $4.99 14.99
Maybe not the most beautiful songs ever sung by Serge Gainsbourg, but a great collection of the early material that instantly set him apart from any other singer in France – material that's heavy on influences from American jazz and Latin modes, but which also has a very Parisian sense of wit ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgLondon Paris 1963 to 1971 ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Stunning work from the great Serge Gainsbourg – a special set that takes a look at the strong work he recorded in London studios during the late 60s, presented here with some ultra-groovy cuts from Paris as well! You'll know a few of these cuts if you're a fan of Serge at all – but the ... read more CD

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Juliette GrecoLive In Paris 1956 to 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
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 HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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LiminanasShadow People ... CD
Because (France), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Freaky fuzzy French pop from Liminanas – a group we've loved for years, and one who just seem to get better and better with each new release! The duo have a wonderful way of channeling so many different strands of older music, while also managing to come up with a sound that's all their own ... read more CD

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Liminanas & Laurent GarnierDe Pelicula ... CD
Virgin, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A fantastic collaboration between two contemporary legends in French music – both artists we love on their own, but who maybe sound even more amazing here together! We've loved and stocked records by the Liminanas for years – a duo who have a great way of reviving an older style of ... read more CD

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Jacques LoussierPlay Bach 1 ... CD
Decca/Universal (France), 1959. Used ... $6.99
A groundbreaking album for the Paris jazz scene – a fusion of classical styles with jazz playing, perfect for selling American music to a snooty European audience! Although Loussier's formula was often copied during the 60s, at the time of these recordings, his mix of jazz and classical ... (Jazz, French) read more CD

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Michel Magne/Bernard GerardLes Tontons Flingueurs (And More!) ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 60s. Used ... $14.99
A set of groovy tunes from mad mid 60s French films – recorded in a variety of wild styles! The CD features tracks from a number of movies directed by Georges Lautner – including Les Tontons Flingeurs, Les Barbouzes, Ne Nous Fachons Pas, La Grande Sauterelle, and Le Monocle Rit Jaune ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD

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Henry PadovaniA Croire Que C'Etait Pour La Vie (When You Believed It Was Forever) ... CD
CIA, 2007. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Original guitarist of the Police. (Rock, French) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Annie PhilippeSensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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 CD
Also available Sensationnel! – Ye Ye Bonbons 1965 to 1968 ... LP 22.99

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Henri SalvadorS'Amuse ... CD
EMI (France), 1960s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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TitaL'Incomparable Tita ... CD
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful bossa from late 60s France – a really lovely session that mixes the vocals of Tita with jazzy backings from Trio Camara – who we know from their own legendary album on the Saravah label! The sound here is a bit different than bossa from Brazil – somewhat darker at ... (Brazil, French) read more CD
Also available L'Incomparable Tita ... CD 9.99

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TitaL'Incomparable Tita ... CD
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1968. Used ... $9.99
Beautiful bossa from late 60s France – a really lovely session that mixes the vocals of Tita with jazzy backings from Trio Camara – who we know from their own legendary album on the Saravah label! The sound here is a bit different than bossa from Brazil – somewhat darker at ... (Brazil, French) read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available L'Incomparable Tita ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Charles TrenetDefinitive Collection ... CD
Not Now (UK), 1940s/1950s. Used 3 CDs ... $11.99
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✨✧ Charles TrenetSwing Troubadour ... CD
Arkadia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Swing Troubadour", "Tout Me Sourit", "Les Oiseaux De Paris", "Ding! Dong!", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". 18 tracks in all. CD

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VariousAnthologie Sonore De La Publicite 1930 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
A very unusual collection – one that features all sorts of rare French advertisements from the previous century – a good number of which are songs performed by some of the bigger names of the time! The set's got an unusual format, in that it mixes straight radio ads with songs and ... read more CD

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VariousChebran – French Boogie 1980 to 1985 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Very cool sounds from the French scene of the post-disco years – music that reflects that growing embrace of boogie rhythms on European dancefloors, but in ways that are often inflected with new wave and electro soul styles too! The music here is leaner and a lot more creative than the ... (Funky Compilations, French) read more CD

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VariousDu Rififi Au Cine Vol 1 – Bandes Originales De Polars Des Annees 50 to 60 ... CD
Play Time (France), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $18.99
Jazzy tracks from French crime films of the 50s and 60s – played by the likes of Michel Magne, Georges Delerue, Francis Lemarque, Eddie Barclay, Jo Boyer, and Georges Garvarentz. The set's similar to some of the older European crime ones we've stocked – with a sound that's similar to ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTchic Tchic – French Bossa Nova 1963 to 1974 ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really cool combination of styles – bossa nova rhythms from Brazil, mixed with French language vocals – often given some very cool twists and turns in the arrangements that really make the music sound unique! Make no mistake, there's a definite Brazilian vibe to these cuts – ... read more CD

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VariousWizzz Vol 4 – Psychorama Francais 1966 to 1974 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A great entry in one of our favorite-ever collections of groovy French music – a series that hasn't given the world many volumes over the past two decades, but only because the label really takes their time to come up with really unusual tunes! The tracks here move into a hinterland of ... (Funky Compilations, French) read more CD
Also available Wizzz Vol 4 – Psychorama Francais 1966 to 1974 ... LP 18.99
 
 



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