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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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✨✧ Eddie Barclay & OthersArrangeur, Interprete, Et Producteur 1946 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
A huge tribute to a giant force in French music at midcentury – bandleader, arranger, and producer Eddie Barclay – a man who recorded plenty of records on his own, then went on to launch the Barclay label to showcase a generation worth of fresh French talent! The first two CDs provide ... (Jazz, French) 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 ... $6.99
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 BiolayGrand Prix ... CD
Universal (France), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
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 CD
Also available Grand Prix ... LP 32.99

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Benjamin BiolayVengeance ... CD
Naive (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ... $3.99
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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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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Georges BrassensChante Les Chansons Poetiques ... CD
Polydor/Universal (France), 1952. Used ... $4.99
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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Georges BrassensLe Pornographe ... CD
Philips/Polygram (France), 1960/1988. Used ... $4.99
Beautiful CD that brings together 20 tracks of the fragile French folk songwriting of the great Georges Brassens. If you don't know Brassens, he was one twisted mofo, and his work has gone onto provide the inspiration for a range of musicians that runs from Serge Gainsbourg to Momus. This set's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Geroges BrassensDon Juan – George Brassens 12 ... CD
Philips (France), Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Fantastic work from one of the greatest French songwriters of the 20th Century! CD
(Out of print.)

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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 BrelJef ... CD
Barclay (France), 1960s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ben CharestTriplets Of Belleville ... CD
Higher Octave, 2003. Used ... $2.99
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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 ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Antoine DuhamelPierrot Le Fou/Weekend ... CD
Universal (France), 1965/1968. Used ... $11.99
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 ... $11.99
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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Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine (1972) ... CD
Saravah (France), 1972. Used ... $11.99
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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Charlotte GainsbourgRest ... CD
Because (France), 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
Fantastic sounds from Charlotte Gainsbourg – a singer we first fell in love with through her father, the famous Serge – but who we've really come to love tremendously over the years – both through her work on screen and in the studio! Charlotte's got this sense of presence that's ... read more CD

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Serge GainsbourgAux Armes Et Caetera ... CD
Philips (France), 1979. Used ... $6.99
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
(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 GainsbourgEnregistrement Public Au Theatre Le Palace (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Mercury (France), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A fantastic live set from Serge Gainsbourg – and a record that stands as a concert accompaniment to his famous albums Aux Armes Et Cetera and Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles – both done in a reggae mode with work from Sly & Robbie! The famous Jamaican duo are part of the group here ... read more CD
Also available Enregistrement Public Au Theatre Le Palace (with bonus tracks) ... LP 29.99

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Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Forever – 17 CD Boxset ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Mid 80s. Used 17CD's ... $84.99
Unbelievably fantastic! This 17CD box set collects together 16 studio albums from 1958 to 1985, many with bonus tracks, and also includes a CD that features rare work that isn't available separately. The whole thing's an incredible tribute to the rich genius of this funky mad Frenchman – ... read more CD
(Out of print. Top half of the box has two split corners but is otherwise in great shape.)

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgLove On The Beat ... CD
Philips (France), 1984. Used ... $11.99
One of Serge Gainsbourg's biggest international albums – and kind of an 80s update of his earlier erotic sound! There's something of a clubby vibe to the record – and most of the album was recorded in the US, with a fair bit of synthesizer and guitar, in kind of a colder post-new wave ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersSerge Gainsbourg & Friends (4CD set) ... CD
Wagram (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $7.99
A very cool little collection – one that not just offers up a huge amount of important early work by the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – but a set that also includes a fair bit of his contemporaries singing his songs! When Serge first sprang onto the scene in the late 50s, he brought a ... read more CD

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Jerry GoldsmithPapillon – Expanded Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1973. Used ... $34.99
A dramatic score by Jerry Goldsmith – written for the film Papillon, a dark prison film that starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffmann. The manner of the work is similar to other Goldsmith scores of this nature – with many tense horn and string passages that underlie the mood of the ... (Soundtracks, French) read more CD
(Out of print, limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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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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Johnny HallydayAnthologie 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (L'Amitie) ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1965. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Sweet and lovely pop from Francoise Hardy – one of the best early albums she recorded in France, and a sparkling batch of all-original tracks that show that Hardy was as much of a songwriter as she was a singer – something that most of her contemporaries couldn't claim! Francoise has ... read more CD

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Nancy HollowayNancy Holloway – Le Perle Noire Des Sixties ... CD
Ulysse (France), Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
American soul, recorded in France – some of the first work of the 60s by singer Nancy Holloway, who'd made a key relocation to Paris at the time! Much of this work is a cross between pop and soul – with strong influences from the New York Brill Building scene of the time, but also some ... (Soul, French) read more CD

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Les Champions45 Tours Collection ... CD
Musidisc (France), Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, tryacard artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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Mad In ParisMad In Paris ... CD
MCA (France), 1996. Used ... $1.99
(Hip Hop, French) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MC SolaarQui Seme Le Vent Recolte Le Tempo ... CD
Polygram (France), 1997. Used ... $2.99
16 tracks of funky French hip hop from MC Solaar, including "Caroline", "La Musique Adoucit Les Moeurs", "Bouge De La", "Funky Dreamer", "Quartier Nord", "Victime De La Mode", "Armand Est Mort", and "A Temps Partiel". ... (Hip Hop, French) read more CD
(Out of print. Tray card is slightly wavy from moisture.)

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Nana MouskouriNana (aka Nana Mouskouri Sings) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... $24.99
Lovely English-language work from Nana Mouskouri – a set recorded with some really great arrangements from Bobby Scott, who seems to help Nana pack even more feeling than usual in her work! Scott's arrangements have some elements of jazz, but are usually more complicated overall – ... (Vocalists, French) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Edith PiafL'Eternel Miracle – Versions Inedites Live 1946/7 ... CD
Souvenir/Esoldun (France), 1946/1947. Used ... $9.99
... 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 ... $12.99
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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VariousLe Grenier De Saravah Vol 3 – Rare & Unreleased Tracks ... CD
Saravah (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $18.99
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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VariousPop Romantique – French Pop Classics ... CD
Emperor Norton, 1999. Used ... $1.99
Covers from the Hang Ups, Ivy, Luna, Air with Francoise Hardy, the Apples In Stereo, Lloyd Cole, Heavenly, Godzuki, John Wesley Harding, Sukia, Magnetic Fields & the Ladybug Transistor. (Rock, French) CD

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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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