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VA - France Chebran: French Boogie 1981-1985 (2015)

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VA - France Chebran: French Boogie 1981-1985 (2015)Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: France Chebran: French Boogie 1981-1985
Year Of Release: 2015
Label (Catalog#): Born Bad Records [BB077]
Country: France
Genre: Disco, Boogie, Funk, Synth-Pop
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless [24bit]
Time: 1:18:20
Full Size: 754 mb
WebSite: Album Preview

Digipack CD/24 page booklet. This is France in the Mitterrand years: fashions fleet as fast as governments. In the early eighties, the happy-go-lucky gather the nectar of each and every new release. French Boogie, which preserves the spirit of these years of boodle and bunkum, is the ideal soundtrack to their dreams. What the web now refers to as French Boogie is some synthetic funk reflecting the spirit of those days when nothing was impossible, or so it seemed. It's syncopated flow heralded the dawning of French rap. Often considered as some kind of post-disco, inspired as much by black music as by new wave, this carefree pop music with bawdy lyrics indulged in simple pleasures: holidays, swank and sun were recurrent themes. Totally in tune with its time, it incidentally glorified luxury, success, and a certain consumerism embodied, for instance, in Bernard Tapie.In popular clubs such as La Main Bleue in Montreuil, or L'Echappatoire in Clichy-sous-Bois where Micky Milan could be seen behind the decks an enthusiastic audience discovered this new sonic wave, influenced as much by French pop as by Sugar Hill Gang or Kurtis Blow. In this myriad of new musicians, the very young Fran?ois Feldman and Phil Barney pioneered a fresh and hybrid style. Other well-known artists like G?rard Blanc from Martin Circus (Attach? Case), Richard de Bordeaux (Ich), or Jean-Pierre Massiera (Anisette, Pirate Scratch Band, Mandrake, Scratch Man...) added an eccentric touch to this sound-wave, making it often entertaining, and sometimes showy. If some hits made it possible for the happy few to get a real house under truly exotic palm trees, the wave actually ebbed away very quickly, leaving quite a few musicians stranded on the shore. Whether they were sincerely motivated, or simply opportunistic, they had failed. In 1984, French Boogie was already breathless, and got merged with other genres: on the one hand, rap and breakdance adapted its flow to a more urban world, especially with Sydney's show, H.I.P.H.O.P, and Dee Nasty's broadcasts on Radio Nova; on the other, italo, new beat and house began to rule over dance floors, even more strongly asserting the will to develop music for clubs. Squeezed in between the age of disco and that of modern electronic music, French Boogie was a transitional phase, but it remains an amazingly refreshing testimony to the intermingling of pop and underground cultures. The genre was hastily categorized as anecdotal in spite of its pioneering synthetic groove and matchless bass lines. An attentive ear will discover the poetry of the ephemeral beyond the eccentricities of the genre, as well as a certain unexpected avant-gardism. At the origin of major music trends, always cheerful and catchy, French Boogie is what you need to party.


1. Interview -Salut Les Salauds - Interview
2. Krootchey - Qu'est Ce Qu'il A - Krootchey
3. Gerard Vincent - Gerard Viencent Pas Gerard Vincent - G?rard Vincent
4. Style - Playboy En Detresse - Style
5. Pierre Edouard - A Mon Age Deja Fatigue - Pierre Edouard
6. Casino - Pate Integral - Casino
7. Bianca - La Fourmi - Bianca
8. Trigo & Friends - La Degaine - Trigo & Friends
9. Hugues Hamilton - Je M'laisse Aller - Hugues Hamilton
10. Pascal Davoz Cinema - Pascal Davoz
11. Anisette - Scratch Ou Standard - Anisette
12. Pilou - Ca Va - Pilou
13. Henriette Coulouvrat - Miam Miam Goody - Henriette Coulouvrat
14. New Paradise - Easy Life - New Paradise
15. Gerard Vincent - T'as Qu'a Fermer Ta Gueule - G?rard Vincent
16. Ich - Ma Vie Dans Un Bocal
17. Attach?-Case - Les Crabes
18. Yannick Chevalier - ?coute Le Son Du Soleil

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