Anthony, Richard-J'Irai Twister Le Blues/Reviens Vite Mon Amour/J'Entends Siffler Le Train/ J'Irai Pleurer Sous La Pl- 45- mono-Columbia (France) ESRF 1358 - 1962 45 rpm 7" vinyl 4 song EP by French Pop & Rock star, Richard Anthony. This is an entertaining little disc for fans of early Rock. Anthony sings in French throughout. A side features 2 rockers (Twistin' To the Blues & Lover Please) with an early 60's Twist sound, and B side has 2 ballads (500 Miles Away From Home & Cryin' In the Rain). Glossy cover is Near Mint, disc (with plastic adapter firmly attached) grades Excellent Plus.
Aznavour, Charles-Le Grand Charles!- LP- Mono-Monument MLP 8071 - Approx. 1967 release. Recorded in France. Features "J'Aime Paris Au Mois De Mai", "Ce Sacre Piano","Apres L'Amour", etc. Cover is perfectly preserved in shrink wrap. Disc appears unplayed. - (M/M) - $12- Order
Aznavour, Charles-The Aznavour Story- LP- Mono-Reprise 6172 - US release, approx 1965, of recordings made in France for the Barclay label. He is accompanied by Paul Mauriat ("Love Is Blue") & His Orchestra. Tunes include "Le Temps", "Je T'Aimais Tant", "Avec" and others. Cover is quite nice, as is disc. - (NM/NM) - $10- Order
Beausonge, Lucid-Africaine- LP- Stereo-RCA PL 37568 - 1981 release 33 1/3 RPM LP by Quebecois French vocalist Lucid Beausonge. This award winning LP features "Tu T'Demandes", "Africane" & "Sans Concession." Cover (with the original price sticker on the back) is extra clean with no stains, heavy creases, tears or seam splits. Small dent at the top left corner. Disc (housed in crisp original custom inner sleeve with lyrics) is clean & glossy showing only 2 minor spindle marks, which do not affect play, at the end of the A side.
Becaud, Gilbert-Mon Amour- LP- stereo-Liberty LRP3495 - small number on back cover in pen, 1966 rel, vocals are in English, Rod McKuen collaborates on six compositions - (NM-/NM) - $10- Order
Francois, Claude-Y'A Le Printemps Qui Chante / En Attendant- 45- stereo-Disques Fleche 6061 158 - 1971 45 RPM 7" release with picture sleeve by French vocalist and songwriter, Claude Francois. A side is one of Francois' most famous songs. Picture sleeve is clean with slight creasing-no stians, tears, splits, or writing. Disc is clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Plays clean with only minor surface noise and clear sound.
Gall, France-Le Disque De Or De France Gall- LP- STEREO-Philips (Canada) 844.556 - Red label, mid to late 60's French-Canadian collection of France Gall's early to mid 60's pop hits. Includes "Baby Pop", "Bon Soir, John John", and "Le Coeur Qui Jazze". Style goes from faux-jazz to American style Pop and Rock, to pure French. Very cute vocal style. Pretty photo of France on cover. One corner of cover is bent, slight stain on back cover, disc is nice, a few light marks only, very negligable. Plays great!! Cool record!!
Piaf, Edith and Sarapo-At the Bobino- LP- Stereo-Capitol ST 10348 - 1963 release, recorded in France live in Paris at the Bobino. Side 1 is devoted to Edith, Side 2 to her young husband, Greek singer Sarapo (who towers above her on the cover!) Last cut on Side 2 is a duet. Well-recorded on Capitol International series. Cover would be mint but for 2 small marks at edge. Disc is mint, great copy. - (NM/M) - $12- Order
Renaud, Line-Au Moulin Rouge- LP- mono-Pathe AT1099 - French issue 10", glossy cover features sexy photo of Line in action, live recording at Moulin Rouge, late 50's(?), with "Avec Celui Qu'on Aime", & "Que Sera Sera" - (EXC+/VG+) - $20- Order
Richard, Michele-Twist- LP- mono-Meteor MET8009 - 1961 LP release by Michele Richard. In this LP (her second), the well-known French Canadian chauteuse belts out famous twist tunes-in French!! Highlights include "The Twist", Let's Twist Again", "Save the Last Dance for Me" (using the guitar riff from "Lucille" by Little Richard!), and a fine twist beat instro of "Guitar Boogie Shuffle". Track listing in French: Viens danser le twist - La danse d'aujourd'hui - Monsieur Twister - Le twist - Mon ami, le roi du twist - Sophie la momie - Tu peux la prendre - Tu m'as fait perdre la tête - Guitar boogie twist - Garde moi la dernière danse.
Good vocalist, good band! Great looking cover shows Michele on the front with a classic bouffant. On the back cover she gives twist lessons in diagrams! Dig the super-cool Meteor Records logo on the front! Cover is clean with only very slight wear. Disc shows nice gloss and a few long scuff/spindle marks on side one which do not affect play. Plays clean with clear sound & minimal surface noise. This LP will definitely appeal to Francophiles with a taste for the likes of France Gall & other early French Rock & Roll!
Richard, Ti-Blanc-Ti-Blanc Richard- LP- mono-London (Canada) SDS. 5084 - (Approx.) early 1960's 33 1/3 RPM LP release by French-Canadian fiddling legend, Ti-Blanc Richard. LP was released as part of London's Serie Francaise imprint. Tracks include "Le Reel De Ste-Anne", "Silver Bell", and "La Gigue Du Brandy". Front cover has Richard quite resplendent in a custom-made suit with fiddle! Cover is still encased in original shrinkwrap & is 90% Mint with slight wear to the exposed right edge. Disc (blue label/silver print-"Serie Francaise") is clean and glossy, showing some spindle marks from careless handling which do not seriously affect play. Sound of LP is instrumental fiddle not at all disimilar to Louisana Cajun fiddling. Excellent & rare LP!
Solidor, Suzy-Il Etait un Troes Mats- LP- mono-Decca 13618 - French issue 10", late 50's/early 60's?, songs and poems of the sea, autographed by artist on back cover!!, notes by Jean Cocteau - (NM-/EXC) - $18- Order
Tisot, Henri-L'autocirculation- 45- mono-Pathe 685 - p/s EP with disk - (EXC+/VG+) - $8- Order
Tisot, Henri-Mon Week End A Columbey- 45- mono-Pathe 828 - p/s EP with disc, French Comedy - (EXC+/EXC+) - $10- Order
Tisot, Hinri-Sa Peche Avec 2 Gaules- 45- mono-Pathe 637 - p/s EP with disc, French Comedy - (EXC+/EXC+) - $10- Order
Trenet, Charles-Songs Of- LP- mono-Columbia ML4275 - green 6 eye label, 3" seam split, copyright 1950, 2nd press(?), feat "La Mer" & "La Route Enchatee" - (NM-/EXC+) - $15- Order
Various: Jean-Paul Kreder Choir/Les Petits Chantears A La Croix Des Boix-Christmas Music of France (Noels Populaires)- LP- stereo-Capitol/EMI SM 10484 - Late 1960's 33 1/3 RPM reissue of an early 60's Christmas LP, released by Capitol as part of their "International Series," a series which featured material recorded by sister label EMI in France and other European countries. We do occasionally see these original LP's, but generally in poor condition. Copy at hand is still sealed in original factory shrinkwrap, unopened, unplayed & Mint. Side A is by the Jean-Paul Kreder Choir, tracks include "Bouquet De Noel No. 3: La Nuit," "Mon Beau Sapin" & "Petit Papa Noel." B side features Les Petit Chanteurs A La Croix De Bois (Child Singers of the Cross). Tracks include "Noels: Musette," "Noels No. 4: Praetorius" & "Un Flambeau Jeanette, Isabelle (Noel Provencel)." Out of print for many years.
Vigneault, Gilles-Mon Pays/Jack Monnoly- 45- mono-Columbia (Canada) C5-1013 - 1972 45 RPM 7" disc by French-Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, Gilles Vigneault. A side is his most famous tune-a true anthem for Quebec, originally sung by Monique Leyrac in 1965. Disc (Disques D'Or/Hall of Fame series with light blue label) has tiny pen mark on A side. Vinyl is Near Mint. - (NM) - $4.99- Order