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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!


Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961/1962. New Copy 3CD
Groovy sounds from 60s France, plus a few Canadian tracks too – all numbers that take off in the globally-popular twist style of the time, but which feature French language lyrics in the lead! The "twist" here is taken in a nicely wide way – more romping rockers that draw ... CD
Warner (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare grooves from the French scene's trippiest years – the kind of cuts that will come as a good addition to your well-played records by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin! Most of this work is much more obscure, but mostly comes from the same time – the late 60s and early 70s, despite ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy
A great celebration of a dance groove that first broke big in the US – but then found an even stronger home in France – especially during the year of 1962! You probably know the "Madison" from Ray Bryant's famous single "It's Madison Time" – a romping ... CD
Philips/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Incredibly groovy work from France Gall – easily one of our favorite French singers of the 60s! France has a sound that's really unique – one that comes from the Frenchified pop of the "yeh yeh" generation, but which really packs a lot more punch than her contemporaries ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bardotmania
El (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$6.99 13.99
More of a celebration of Brigitte Bardot in general than a straight collection of her own recordings – a really cool 2CD package that features music from famous Bardot films, some tracks sung by Bardot herself, and a few other numbers by different singers too! The orchestrations are lush at ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Saravah (Japan), 2016. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to the legendary Saravah label – one that features all-new recordings of some of the label's groundbreaking classics – all handled by a younger generation who definitely get the spirit right! Songs are by some of the greats who recorded for Saravah in the 60s and ... CD
Face B – 1965 to 1981
Born Bad (France), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Wonderful work by one of the more unique talents in French music during the late 60s and early 70s – a singer/songwriter who might be viewed as a quirkier denizen of the same space as singers like Serge Gainsbourg or Michel Polnareff! Pierre Vassiliu is clearly very much his own man – ... CD
Philips/Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs
The complete work of Les Parisiennes – a lovely female French pop group from the 60s – supervised by pianist Claude Bolling! The 3CD package brings together all the quartet's music for Philips Records in the mid 60s – a surprisingly big batch of recordings, given that most of ... CD
Bell/Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A wonderful little record from Michel Legrand – one of his best non-soundtrack albums of the time! The album is titled after the theme to the soppy film Brian's Song – but it's got a lot more to offer than that – and has Legrand performing versions of soundtrack numbers from a ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
France Gall won the Eurovision song contest with the title track of this one – and for good reason too, given that the tune is totally groovy! The rest of the work here really follows suit – romping, jerking, and grooving in that wonderful mix of mod rhythms that made France's 60s ... CD
Shadow People
Because (France), 2018. New Copy
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 ... CD
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
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.99
A fantastic live recording of the legendary Charles Aznavour – done at a time when he'd already had a huge run of postwar hits for other French singers, and was finally getting a chance to shine in the spotlight on his own! Almost all the material here is original work by Charles, and the ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
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 ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
A totally excellent album from France Gall! The record's one of her earliest full LPs – but France's groovy 60s pop style is already firmly in place, and the songs are all pretty darn great. Alain Gouraguer handled all the arrangements – and the tracks are filled with loads of ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy
Early work by one of the grooviest singers in the French pop scene of the 60s – the lovely France Gall, working here with some very swinging arrangements from Alain Gouraguer! The grooves are wonderful throughout – sometimes jazzy, sometimes more in a "yeh yeh" pop vein ... CD
Rest
Atlantic, 2017. New Copy
CD...$7.99 13.98
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 ... CD
Barclay/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Disques AZ/Universal (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold
Killer work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop singers ever – and one of the few who could mix in a trippy style with some of the more upbeat modes of a few years before! Backings here are from a very cool combo – Dynastie Crisis – who use heavy drums, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
Early work from one of our favorite French singers ever – not only some of his first few recordings, but also a huge host of material by other contemporaries who recorded their own takes on the compositions of Claude Nougaro! Nougaro was the ultimate left bank hipster in the postwar years ... CD
Warner, 2017. New Copy 2LP
A wonderful setting for the great Jane Birkin – working here with a full symphony orchestra, in very fresh interpretations of the classic songs of her onetime partner, Serge Gainsbourg! The orchestrations are wonderful – never sleepy, and always nicely light – so that Jane's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), 1990. New Copy
A wonderful return to form from one of the coolest French singers ever – a set recorded at the start of the 90s, but which really just seems to offer up an update of Michel Polnareff's earlier dreamy sound! The instrumentation and rhythms are more electric than before, but the production ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 2017. New Copy 2LP
A wonderful setting for the great Jane Birkin – working here with a full symphony orchestra, in very fresh interpretations of the classic songs of her onetime partner, Serge Gainsbourg! The orchestrations are wonderful – never sleepy, and always nicely light – so that Jane's ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Sylvie Vartan was one of the grooviest singers in France during the 60s – part of that great wave of female talent that also included Francoise Hardy and France Gall – and although her French recordings are very well-remembered and reissued, she also cut a number of more obscure English ... CD
Art Of Chevalier
London, 1950s. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
London, 1966. Sealed 4LP Box Set
... LP, Vinyl record album
Gainsbourg Percussions
Philips (France), 1964. Near Mint- (reissue)
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, Late 30s. Near Mint-
Classic work from the first film era for Maurice Chevalier! LP, Vinyl record album
His Newest Songs
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Yves Duteil (1981)
Pathe Marconi (France), 1981. Very Good- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Michel Delpech (2LP)
Barclay (France), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Bijou Bop
Philips (France), 1981. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
T'es Vivant?
Barclay, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Dure Limite
Virgin (France), 1982. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Flarenasch (France), 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Pathe Marconi (France), 1982. Very Good+ 3LP
... LP, Vinyl record album
Bien Ca De Pris
Arc En Ciel (France), 1978. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Les Anees Warner
Warner (France), 1984. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Meilleurs Souvenirs
Barclay (France), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips (France), Mid 60s. Very Good
The ninth in Phillips' compilation of the work of this twisted French singer, and material culled from the time when he was really pushing the envelope. As with all of his recordings, this one features a spare folksy sound – with Brassens accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Titles ... LP, Vinyl record album
Disc AZ (France), 1981. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Jean Jacques Goldman (1982)
Epic (Holland), 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
EMI (France), 1986. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Pour Le Plaisir
Polydor (France), 1981. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Vendeurs De Larmes
Barclay (France), 1982. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Polnabest
Universal, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
A special collection of work from Michel Polnareff – one of our favorite French pop talents from the end of the 60s! Polnareff's got this quality that's unlike anyone else we can think of – very expressive, but without being overly emotive – sometimes crafting the lyrics with ... CD
 
Updated May 20, 2018


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