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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!


RPM (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$3.99 14.99
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 ... CD
Philips/Universal (France), 1971. New Copy 3CD
French rocker Johnny Hallyday hits the 70s, with a sound and style that's a bit funky, and a bit touched by some of the crossover American trends coming out of the LA rock scene. This one's arranged mostly by Mickey Jones and Tommy Brown, who'd done some excellent work with Hallyday on earlier ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
LP...$9.99 19.99
The coolest collection we've ever seen to focus on the soundtrack work of the great Serge Gainsbourg – and the most complete as well! The package really digs deep – and seems to offer up tracks from just about every single film that Gainsbourg was involved with – from his own ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), 2001. New Copy
LP...$9.99 32.99
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/Early 1980s. New Copy 12CD
A huge amount of recordings from one of our favorite singers ever – the incredible Claude Nougaro, a French vocalist of the postwar years, and a master of many styles that included jazz, samba, and bossa nova! Nougaro had a unique talent for penning French lyrics to American and Brazilian ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic stuff – and a record that may well be the greatest ever from the mighty Serge Gainsbourg – high praise indeed, considering the greatness of Gainsbourg's other music! The album is one long suite built around a spare, electric bass-driven theme – a slow funk riff that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CDs
A stunning introduction to the music of Nino Ferrer – one of the coolest, grooviest French singers of the late 60s and 70s – an artist who never gets the same sort of exposure as Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, or some of his other contemporaries – but who we think is equally great! ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CDs
A stunning introduction to the music of Nino Ferrer – one of the coolest, grooviest French singers of the late 60s and 70s – an artist who never gets the same sort of exposure as Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, or some of his other contemporaries – but who we think is equally great! ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A sexy soundtrack to a mid-70s film written and directed by Serge Gainsbourg – and starring Jane Birkin and a young Gerard Depardieu! The feel here is very much in the spirit of Serge's work of the time – especially that recorded with Birkin – but in a way, it's almost even ... CD

Serge Gainsbourg/Michel Colombier

Anna
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD

France Gall

1968
Third Man, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A record as revolutionary as the French year in which it was recorded – an amazing batch of late 60s grooves from Parisian pop madame France Gall! The set's upbeat and jaunty, with plenty of fuzz – almost a psyche pop sound, with lots of groovy guitars that make the album sparkle with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Incredible female pop from 60s France – not weepy ballads or old school Paris numbers, but the kind of hip-snapping, all-groovy material that made the 60s French scene so great! Loads of these tracks are new to our ears (and we love French grooves a lot!) – and this volume of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Philips/Universal (France), 1971. New Copy 2LP
A really great record from French rocker Johnny Hallyday – a great artist who's really letting his style open up here – recording in London, and using some modes that are a bit funky at times, and also touched with some elements that were coming out of the LA scene at the start of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Guy Cabay

Cabaycedaire
Tricatel (France), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Beautiful vocal work from Guy Cabay – put together with a strong touch of jazz, a bit of bossa, and a swirling vibe that's mighty nice! Guy's got a breathy style of singing that works perfect with the backings – and its bits of guitar, organ, and other elements – often used as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Universal (France), 1976. New Copy 2CDs
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 ... CD

Antonin Appaix

Neoprene
Cracki (France), 2023. New Copy
Very cool French pop from Antonin Appaix – contemporary cuts, but done with an ear for the best styles of the vintage generation – which makes these lean little tracks completely charming all the way through! Antonin's got a slightly soft, slightly spoken vocal approach, and works with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pascal Comelade & Liminanas

Boom Boom
Because (France), 2023. New Copy
A fantastic pairing of these two contemporary French acts – coming together here in a style that's even greater than the sum of their parts! The set is full on with all sorts of fuzzy elements and funky rhythms – a range of keyboards and other instruments from Pascal Comelade, more ... LP, Vinyl record album

France Gall

Baby Pop
Philips/Third Man, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Born Bad (France), 1967. New Copy
Groovy girl pop from late 60s France – a treasure trove of under-discovered numbers from the lovely Clothilde! Clothilde's from the same vintage as France Gall and Francoise Hardy – but she's got a style that's a bit sweeter vocally, yet still set to the mod-styled backings that really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Saravah/We Want Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of our favorite record labels of all time finally gets its due – in a wonderful package that not only brings together some of the coolest cuts from the legendary French imprint Saravah Records, but also tells the story behind the company and it's groundbreaking approach to music! Saravah ... CD
Philips (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) ... LP, Vinyl record album

Brigitte Bardot

La Belle Et Le Blues
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD

Pascal Comelade & Liminanas

Boom Boom
Because (France), 2023. New Copy
A fantastic pairing of these two contemporary French acts – coming together here in a style that's even greater than the sum of their parts! The set is full on with all sorts of fuzzy elements and funky rhythms – a range of keyboards and other instruments from Pascal Comelade, more ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD

Guy Skornik

Pour Pauwels
EMI/Lion, 1971. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
Lost legendary work from Guy Skornik – a heady set from early 70s France, and proof that there's a hell of a lot of greatness to discover on that scene! The album's got a blend of psych fuzz and deeper ideas that's not that far from Serge Gainsbourg – although the overall presentation ... CD
Saga/Universal (France), Mid 1960s. New Copy
LP...$9.99 22.99
A very cool set of 60s French groovers – definitely upbeat, and in a hip kind of mod-styled way – borrowing a bit from American rhythms, and in some cases the tunes too – but serving things up in a style that's distinctly Parisian overall! Titles include the classic "Zou ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
LP...$9.99 22.99
A very well done compilation truly including some of the very Best Of Serge Gainsbourg – programmed chronologically starting with the late 50s – not only some of the best of Serge, but some of the most provocative, innovative and creatively fearless popular music ever! From the more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Universal (France), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really great record from French rocker Johnny Hallyday – a great artist who's really letting his style open up here – recording in London, and using some modes that are a bit funky at times, and also touched with some elements that were coming out of the LA scene at the start of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Yves Duteil

Yves Duteil (1974)
EMI (France), 1974. Very Good+
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, spot of sticker removal.) LP, Vinyl record album
Jupiter/Carrere (France), 1982. Near Mint-
(Cover has a large partially removed index label with some marker in front and a bit of pen and light smudges from price sticker removal in back.) LP, Vinyl record album

Art Sullivan

Petite Demoiselle
Disques Apollo (France), 1975. Near Mint-
(Cover has light wear and a small sticker spot.) LP, Vinyl record album

Gerard Lenorman

Disque D'Or
Caroline Melody (France), 1970s. Near Mint-
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear and is bent a bit at the spine.) LP, Vinyl record album

Alain Barriere

Ma Vie (2LP)
RCA (France), 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
(Black label pressing.) LP, Vinyl record album
Disc AZ (France), 1984. Near Mint-
(Cover has lightly bent corners and a peeled spot from price sticker removal in back.) LP, Vinyl record album

Michele Torr

I Remember You
Zone (France), 1987. Near Mint-
(Canadian pressing on Charles Talar.) LP, Vinyl record album

Yves Montand

Le Paris De Montand
Columbia, 1964. Very Good Gatefold
(Orange label pressing.) LP, Vinyl record album

Frantz/Eric Demarsan

Peut-Etre Aux Yeux Silence
Cat (France), Early 1970s. Very Good Gatefold
A totally cool record from the French scene at the start of the 70s – a set that has breathy vocals from female singer Frantz, very much in a Jane Birkin mode – and these ultra-cool backings from Eric Demarsan – best known for soundtrack work, but coming across here in a stunning ... LP, Vinyl record album

Francoise Hardy

Quelqu'un Qui S'en Va
Flarenasch (France), 1982. Near Mint-
(Cover has is bent a bit and worn at the edges.) LP, Vinyl record album

Telephone

Crache Ton Venin
Pathe (France), 1979. Near Mint-
(In the revised cover, with printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring and edge wear.) LP, Vinyl record album

Dalida

Dalida (2LP)
Barclay (France), 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
(Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, and an import sticker in back.) LP, Vinyl record album
CBS (France), 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold
A really joyous groove from Michel Fugain and his Big Bazar group – a sound that's a bit hard to describe, but which really grabs us right away! There's definitely some groovy rhythms going on in the set – and the style is kind of an updated French pop mode from the late 60s – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips (France), 1961. Near Mint-
Brel's first famous recording at the Olympia Theatre – recorded in 1961 during the formative days of his work with arranger Francois Rauber! The larger orchestra on the session is directed by Daniel Janin, but Rauber's also playing piano in the lead, alongside Gerard Jouannest – and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Poppys

Poppys
Barclay (Japan), 1970. Near Mint-
(Japanese promo pressing, with obi and insert.) LP, Vinyl record album

Melanie

Cri D'Amour
Comet (France), 2022. Sealed
Not the Melanie of famous folk rock fame – but instead a cool contemporary artist from France, and one who's got this wonderfully laidback way of putting over a tune! Melanie often speaks as much as she sings – a bit like Jane Birkin or Claudette Longet – and she works with these ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

La Chanson
Epic (Japan), 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold
With selections by Yves Montand, Barbara, Patachou, Alain Barriere, Line Renaud, Leo Ferre, and Marcel Amont. LP, Vinyl record album
La Voix De Son Maitre/Pathe Marconi (France), 1960s/Early 1970s. Very Good+ Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 18CD & DVD
The complete recorded works of the legendary Jane Birkin – the English actress who teamed up with Serge Gainsbourg at the end of the 60s, and set a whole new tone that would forever revolutionize the world of French music! Birkin's maybe best known for her collaborations with Serge – ... CD
Universal (France), Late 80s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 15CDs
A great document of the way that Jane Birkin really flourished in the second half of her musical career, especially in the years after the passing of Serge Gainsbourg – a time when Birkin was emerging to be one of the real giants of French music on her own, as testified to in the power of ... CD
Columbia, 1950. Very Good+
(Mono blue label Masterworks pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, application wrinkles in front, and half split seams.) LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 28, 2024


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