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French — Recently Added

XClassic sounds from France -- a mix of chanson, French pop, Saravah sounds, and more -- work from Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Fontaine, France Gall, and others!


Vogue/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Antoine – one of the hipper French singers of the mid 60s, and an artist who mixed headier sounds with some of the upbeat French pop modes of the time! The rhythms and instrumentation are often in the best jaunty mode we love from Parisian record of the period ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$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 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Totally amazing music – and nothing at all like the "our enfants" tag on the cover might make you expect! The sounds here come from the small Chevance label – an imprint that was part of the larger Chant Du Monde imprint, but had a very special sort of sound – one that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Oldays (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
Some of the coolest, grooviest work from the French scene of the 60s – recordings by the lovely Chantal Goya – a stunning presence both on record and on screen at the time! Goya's maybe best remembered for her role on Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin/Feminin – where she almost plays a ... CD
Barclay/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$9.99 19.98
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
Les Disques Robespierre (Spain), Late 60s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful music – more than enough so to live up to the cover's image of a communist Antoine Doinel in a film by Jean-Luc Godard! The music here has little to do with cinema, but is part of that same new sense of freedom that was sweeping the French scene in the 60s – with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
A very cool little package – one that's got one CD of early work by French singer Francois Hardy – and two more CDs that feature lots of fantastic jazz material from Sacha Distel! CD1 features Hardy at her early best – singing blue-tinged French pop on both her debut album, and ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Totally amazing music – and nothing at all like the "our enfants" tag on the cover might make you expect! The sounds here come from the small Chevance label – an imprint that was part of the larger Chant Du Monde imprint, but had a very special sort of sound – one that's ... CD

Edith Piaf

Piaf!
Capitol, 1950s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint-
A set of tracks released by Capitol as part of its Capitol Of The World series – recorded in France with backing by Robert Castella. Tracks include "Battling Joe", "Coeur De Mon Coeur", "A Paris", "Ma Gosse, Ma P'Tite Mome", "Sanguien", " ... LP, Vinyl record album

Adamo

Adamo
Columbia, 1969. Very Good Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Brigitte Fontaine

Brigitte Fontaine (1972)
Saravah (France), 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie A Tokyo
RCA (Japan), Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold
A rare Japanese-only live set from this great French singer! LP, Vinyl record album
Philips, 1964. Near Mint-
One of the first moments of grooviness from Michel Legrand in the 60s – a set that takes his older orchestral style and fits it to a really mod set of rhythms! The album's filled with jaunty grooves – leaping sort of numbers that almost have a "yeh yeh" French pop approach, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Angel, Mid 50s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Disneyland (France), 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf No 2
Odeon/EMI (Italy), 1950s. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Maurice Chevalier

Today
MGM, Late 50s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Fernand Raynaud

Tout Neuf (10 inch LP)
Philips (France), 1960. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Paris Combo

Tako Tsubo
DRG, 2017. Used
... CD

Brigitte Fontaine & Areski

Le Bonheur
Saravah (France), 1975. Used
Perhaps one of the most hauntingly beautiful albums by the team of Brigitte Fontaine and Areski – although we'll admit that we love all of them almost equally well! If you haven't heard their records, we can't even begin to describe them – but let us just say that they feature fragile ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1963. Used
Really lovely sounds from the young Francoise Hardy – easily one of the coolest, most confident female singers in France at the time! Hardy is neither the emotive style of postwar passionate singers, nor the too-cool style of the left bank – and instead, she's got this way of mixing ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1964. Used
A real step forward for the amazing Francoise Hardy – a singer who was already great at the start, but who reaches out a bit more globally here – as she works with Brit arranger Charles Blackwell, in a mode that's got a bit of groovy 60s London in the mix! The tracks include many ... CD

Francoise Hardy

Francoise Hardy (L'Amitie)
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1965. Used
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 ... CD

Jacques Brel

Infiniment
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs
... CD
Capitol, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 21, 2019


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