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Serge Gainsbourge - Du Jazz Danse Le Ravien Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP - direct audio

Serge Gainsbourge - Du Jazz Danse Le Ravien Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP

DOXY Records

  • $ 2398


Serge Gainsbourge Du Jazz Danse Le Ravien Limited Edition 180g Vinyl 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 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 of 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).

Serge Gainsbourge Du Jazz Danse Le Ravien Track Listing

1. Le Claqueur De Doigts
2. La Nuit D’octobre
3. Adieu Créature
4. L’anthracite
5. Mambo Miam Miam
6. Indifférente
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 Mortel Ennui
15. La Jambe De Bois


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