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SERGE GAINSBOURG-DU JAZZ DANS LE RAVIN-French pop-NEW LP 180GR

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SERGE GAINSBOURG-DU JAZZ DANS LE RAVIN-French pop-NEW LP 180GR

SERGE GAINSBOURG

DU JAZZ DANS LE RAVIN

NEW LP

REISSUE

SERGE GAINSBOURG-Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin

Label: DOXY
180 gram LP

Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991): the original bad boy of French pop, the man all women wanted and all men wanted to be. He updated the French chanson and made it hip again, infusing it with the youth culture of the late 50s and 60s: one that was ruled by jazz, drugs and free love. The music of Gainsbourg heralded in this new era and his earliest songs became the soundtrack for a generation of Parisian youths.

Side A features songs that originally appeared in 1959 on his second album (here in stereo), “No. 2”. Here Gainsbourg fronts the Alain Goraguer et Son Orchestre on songs like "Le Claqueur de Doigts", a song about seducing chicks at a jukebox....a standard operating tactic for Gainsbourg! While side B features material from his 1958 debut, “Du Chant a la Lune!”, which featured early hits like “Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas” the morbid tale of a Paris Metro ticket man who contemplates suicide to free him from the monotony of his life.

Tracks 1-3 on side B were recorded live at the “Theatre des 3 Baudets” in November, 1958, while tracks 8-10 are taken from Gainsbourg's score for Jacques Doniol-Valcroze's 1960 film “L'Eau a la Bouche” (A Game for Six Lovers). While it has always been somewhat difficult for English audiences to appreciate Gainsbourg, due to the language barrier that keeps us from fulling appreciating the sharp wit and raunchy innuendos that permeate his brilliant lyrical style, I find that if I allow the music to carry me to the world of 1960s Parisian vice, my imagination can fill in the rest!


1) Le Claqueur De Doigst

2) La Nuit D'Octobre

3) Adieu Creature

4) L'anthracite

5) Mambo Miam Miam

6) Indifferente

7) Jeunes Femmes Et Vieux Messieurs

8) L'Amour A La Papa

9) Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin

10) Douze Belles Dans La Peau

11) La Recette De L'amour Fou

12) La Femme Des Uns Sous Le Corps Des Autres

13) Le Poinconneur Des Lilas

14) Ce Mortal Ennui

15) La Jambe De Bois

16) L'eau A La Bouche

17) Angoisse

18) Black March


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