Chanson Tag Archive

Obscure

Gérard Jugnot – Je Suis Miné (1983)

French disco cut by former 80’s actor Gérard Jugnot. Great disco-chanson that can hold its head high with any other EU production of the same style.

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Cosmic, Obscure

Jolie – Mise Au Point / Cheri (1984)

Here is French Singer Jolie’s rarest single on the original 10+ (One Round More) label. This fantastic boogie single very hard to find and always in-demand.

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Obscure

Max Berlin – lle Et Moi (1987)

Late-80’s label USA Import Music provides us with this interesting single by Max Berlin (Jean-Pierre Cerrone) released in ’87! We definitely recommend to play straight the flipside track “You Dance” which is an amazing downtempo synth gem…

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Ethnic, Obscure

La Compagnie Créole – La Nuit Des Requins (1986)

Killer obscure 80’s Chanson by La Compagnie Créole released on Zagora Records in 1986. This 12” features the killer “La Nuit Des Requins” and the classy “Paris Paris (Plus Jaloux)” on the flip.

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Experimental

Pierre Eliane – Littérature (1984)

This album by French singer Pierre Eliane was released in 1984 on CBS Records. It contains songs that were later released on the Maxi-Single Isadora Duncan (A Quoi Tu Penses Quand Tu Danses) (1985). The 2 songs that really stand out on this album are “Isadora Duncan” and “Femmes De Papier”.

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Obscure

Elegance – Vacances J’Oublie Tout (1982)

Top-notch early 80’s funk number by Elegance and produced by Gilbert Di Nino, Michel Boudon. What makes this record worthy is also the instrumental version featured on the flipside.

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Floating

Jean Michel Navarre – Funky, Funky Beat (1984)

The record includes amazing track. “Funky, Funky Beat” original version is an chanson number while instrumental version is a more balearic track.

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Floating

Maureen – Tu Me Tues (1988)

Here is a nice late 80’s Balearic cut from Casablanca released in 1988. This is the one and only release by Maureen.

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Groovy

Various Artists – Paris Tropical (2016)

During the 80’s in France, many songs relied on an exotic or tropical atmosphere. Animal sexuality, wild sexuality, cannibalism, drugs are often evoked in the lyrics … so let’s start the journey right away in this edenic jungle.

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Obscure

2 Plus 1 – Station Neptune (1982)

Station Neptune seems to be the one and only release by 2 plus 1 released on the famous french based label Trema (Disques Trema) in 1982.

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Groovy

François Thevenon – Automatic (1984)

Second release by François Thevenon in 1984.
Watch François Thevenon (le groupe Bourg-la-Reine) performing “Automatic” on a French TV show (Télé FR3 Bretagne) in 1984.

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Floating

Charley – Métisse (1986)

Métisse is a sought after 80’s chanson record , probably released in 1986 on small label Emma Productions. This is the one and only release by Charley.

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Floating

Christophe Laurent – Voyager

Voyager is unknown French singer Christophe Laurent (Christophe Latest), right after the excellent track “Nuits Bresiliennes” released in ’85. The is single is not date but it’s supposed to have been released in ’86.

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Floating

Laurie Destal – Frivole De Nuit (1982)

Great French disco tune by Laurie Destal, especially the Part II flip. Rarest french chanson/disco.

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Tropical

Loris Baker – Tropicale (1985)

Who’s the Disco Star? Ahh of course it’s Loris. Cheesy and obscure disco with an french touch!

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Floating

Angie – Lady-Angie (1984)

Uplifting and soulful disco by Angie backed by the Venus Gang. Jean-Pierre Massiera, Bernard Torelli and Areisam laying down some serious jams.

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