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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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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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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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✨✧ 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 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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✨✧ 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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Doc GynecoPremiere Consultation ... CD
Virgin (France), 1996. Used ... $2.99
(Hip Hop, French) CD
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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 ... $22.99
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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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

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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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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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LiminanasCosta Blanca ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2013. Used ... $9.99
The third amazing album from Liminanas – and a record that already has the group moving way farther forward than before! If their debut material had the quality of mid 60s French fuzzy pop, this set shows a deeper, darker Serge Gainsbourg-like sophistication – one that has the duo ... read more CD

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✨✧ LiminanasCrystal Anis ... CD
HoZac, 2012. Used ... $14.99
Noirish French rock from The Liminanas – the second great record in a row from multi-instrumentalist Lionel and sultry singer/drummer Marie! Crystal Anis is their first album for Hozac – and one that equals, if not tops their underground instant classic debut for Trouble In Mind. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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MC SolaarMach 6 ... CD
Sentinel Quest/East West (France), 2003. Used ... $0.99
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MC SolaarMC Solaar ... CD
Polygram (France), 1998. Used ... $1.99
The latest from everybody's favorite French hip hopper! Tracks include "Je Me Souviens", "La 5eme Saison", "Galaktika", "Onziem Commandement", and "Nouvelle Genese". (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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Pierre VassiliuPierre Vassiliu En Voyages ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really great selection of work from a French singer with a wide and interesting resume – one that definitely warrants the voyages mentioned in the title! Pierre Vassiliu is maybe best known to our ears as a member of Les Masques – that groovy French vocal group who cut a great bossa ... read more CD

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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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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 Chat Dans Tous Ses Etats – Anthologie De La Chanson Feline 1911 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A cool little record for lovers of cats – or, more specifically, lovers of cats with a command of the French language – as all the tunes here are from French records from midcentury – a really cool blend of chanson, jazz, pop, classical, and other modes – brought together in ... read more CD

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VariousLe Grenier De Saravah Vol 3 – Rare & Unreleased Tracks ... CD
Saravah (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $26.99
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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✨✧ VariousOrchestral Party – Act 1 ... CD
St. Germain (France), 1998. Used ... $22.99
Very cool first volume in this series of lost groovy funky French tracks, with a sound that's similar to the Sexopolis or Get Easy comps, and with a very hard to find batch of material. Lots of swingin' vocals, jazzy bits, organ solos, funky drums, and a cool Euro 60's groove. 13 cuts, by the ... (Funky Compilations, French) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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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VariousVive Le Rock & Roll – The Unruly World Of French Rock & Roll 1956 to 1962 ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Rare rockers from the earliest days of the French scene – work that's often much more tied to American styles than French material from a few years later – but in a really great way that hangs onto all the best raw and rockabilly modes of the late 50s! Lyrics are often in French, and ... 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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