Couleur Café

Couleur Café

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by Serge Gainsbourg
     
 

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A French craze for exotic rhythms and dances like the cha-cha and the mambo inspired Serge Gainsbourg to explore Latin and Caribbean rhythms at the outset of his career; Couleur Cafe collects 20 of these beat-driven recordings, which span from 1959 to work from as late as 1974. More than his jazz performances of the same periodSee more details below

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A French craze for exotic rhythms and dances like the cha-cha and the mambo inspired Serge Gainsbourg to explore Latin and Caribbean rhythms at the outset of his career; Couleur Cafe collects 20 of these beat-driven recordings, which span from 1959 to work from as late as 1974. More than his jazz performances of the same period, the earliest songs on the set presage the direction taken on his pop records; in addition to the distinctly snotty attitude which pervades cuts like "Laissez-Moi Tranquille" and "L'Anthracite," the nine tracks taken from the 1964 recording Gainsbourg Percussions innovatively embrace African rhythms while focusing on the thematic concerns (specifically cigarettes, American culture and young girls) of his seminal later work.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/1997
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731452894922
catalogNumber:
528949

Tracks

  1. Cha Cha Cha du Loup  - Serge Gainsbourg
  2. Mambo Miam Miam  - Serge Gainsbourg
  3. L' Anthracite  - Serge Gainsbourg
  4. Laissez-Moi Tranquille (Leave Me Alone)  - Serge Gainsbourg
  5. Cha Cha Cha du Loup  - Serge Gainsbourg
  6. L' Eau a la Bouche  - Serge Gainsbourg
  7. Les Amours Perdues  - Serge Gainsbourg
  8. Erotico-Tico  - Serge Gainsbourg
  9. Ces Petits Reins  - Serge Gainsbourg
  10. Baudelaire  - Serge Gainsbourg
  11. Couleur Café  - Serge Gainsbourg
  12. Pauvre Lola  - Serge Gainsbourg
  13. Les Cigarillos  - Serge Gainsbourg
  14. New York USA  - Serge Gainsbourg
  15. Tatoue Jeremie  - Serge Gainsbourg
  16. Ce Grand Mechant Vous  - Serge Gainsbourg
  17. La Bas C'Est Naturel  - Serge Gainsbourg
  18. Joanna  - Serge Gainsbourg
  19. Marabout  - Serge Gainsbourg
  20. L' Ami Cauotte  - Serge Gainsbourg

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