19 Nov 2008

French Music… Jane Birkin

Favourite French Music

Serge Gainsbourg – Couleur Cafe, Comic Strip, Love and the Beat, and Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited.

Jane Birkin – Je t’aime…Moi non Plus ( again with SG – her great love) and Arabesque

Isabelle Boulay – Tout un Jour

Carla Bruni – Quelqu’un m’a dit and Comme si de rien netait

Belinda Carslile – Voila ( the greatest version of La Vie en Rose from a real rocker)

Francoise Hardy – Les Chansons d’Amour, Tant de Belles Choses and The Vogue Years

Can’t help myself with these oldies…

Charles Aznavour – She: The best of Charles Aznavour

Yves Montand – Un Gamin de Paris

Edith Piaf – Chansons d’ Edith Piaf, La Vie en Rose

Also love the soundtrack for the movie, A Good Year

and all the mixes from Stephane Pompougnac (especially the early Buddha Bar) and Hotel Costes… xv

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21 Comments

Tres Belle

I will have to have a listen to some of this music. I ordered some of your olive oil yesterday. Can’t wait to try it!!

Kris

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Kelli

V,
Thank you for this great list! I need to pull out my French CDs and order a few new ones online. I actually miss watching Star Ac!! Oh goodness, did I just admit that??!??
:)
K

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Paris Atelier

I love the classics as well! I can’t wait to check out these others that you listed! I’m very excited…Have a great day!
Judith~

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CashmereLibrarian

Oh thank you; that’s fun! I have several tunes from the Hotel Costes series downloaded onto my iPod but I am thinking i am going to have to buy the series. It’d be a great life soundtrack, don’t you think?!

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Margie

Hi Vicki, I love your list of music, makes me wish I could be in France, eating some of that bread dipped in olive oil you mentioned. What lovely dogs you have, they are such great companions. Is Nellie a Ridgeback or a Carabasch? Charlie looks like a collie. What do they think of your choice of music? My dogs howl if I play Irish traditional music. hugs Margie.

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My Notting Hill

Love Belinda’s album cover- I would have never guessed! It brings me back to memories from the 80’s…

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Kate

Oh Vicki I LOVE LOVE LOVE Carla Bruni!! Would you believe I am listening to her right now!!! Your blog is beautiful. And your dogs are just gorgeous :)Love Kate xo

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Callie Grayson

with my love of music and am going to check out your list.
i started with Carla Bruni today, since I have been reading a lot about her music lately. I really like her new CD. I will have to place on my wish list.

tomorrow i think Isabelle Boulay!
how was the harvest of olives today? I can’t wait to buy a few bottles of the olive oil. yummy
xx

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Pamela Terry and Edward

Oui to all the music, but we are in love with Charlie and Nellie!!

Wonderful blog!

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Ewa

Hi, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I love your blog.
I will add it to my blogroll – will u do same for me?
Greetings,
Ewa

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Erica Lee

Your blog is a great discovery!
I’m italian, but I’m very intrigued by french music and by London life.
I’ll come back to find you, in this virtual place!
Have a good day!
Erica Lee

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Carla

HI Vick, great selection, I have couple of those playing as I write. Enjoy the olives. Carla x

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la la Lovely

Vicki, you are dearest of the dear! Thank you, Thank you!!!!! I am so excited to start a little French collection. I am going to get a few before my little road trip (hubby won't know what hit him with all of the French music). And who knew about Belinda Carlisle? I used to love her! Many thanks for taking the time to do this! Have a wonderful & relaxing evening!

xx Trina

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The Daily Connoisseur

Wow Belinda looks fierce on that cover!

Great list- I also love the soundtrack to Amelie… most of it is instrumental but it is so amazingly French in nature- I think Yann Tiersen is a genius…

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High-Heeled Foot in the door

Oh I’ll have to download some of these. I love the french music in Something’s Gotta Give while she is writing her latest play and balling her eyes out.

Thanks for the picks!

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OLIVEAUX

I will have to look some of these up. Love the classics & I own some of the ones you have listed so I will be very excited to add some more to my collection….thanks! Amanda x

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MelsRosePlace

Thanks for the list Vicki – am going to try and make a cd of them to listen to while i drive to work..that will surely cheer me up or at least make me pretend i am elsewhere lol. Mel xxx

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Primrose

Lovely list thank you for sharing, Vicki. I have been listening to Piaf all day. My daughter loves to dance to her. Carla Bruni is also wonderful. To be honest, I could listen to frogs croaking if they croaked in French!

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