Various Artists - A Bachelor in Paris, Vol. 10

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A Bachelor in Paris, Vol. 10,  

By Various astists

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Songs with a Parisian motif were a natural for bachelor pad music, the whole genre putting a premium on the sort of suave grace for which French culture is noted. Bien sur, when it's refracted through Hollywood easy listening musicians, you're getting a sound which is about as authentically French as french fries. But no matter -- bachelor pad music isn't about authenticity, and this compilation presents some enjoyably cheesy attempts at evoking the city of lights, recorded for Capitol in the '50s and '60s. Whether instrumental or vocal, English or French, giants of the idiom like Les Baxter, Nelson Riddle, and the immortal Dicky Doo & the Don'ts offer their homages, filled with B-movie soundtrack orchestration and blindingly White vocal choruses. There are some surprisingly hot, uptempo jazzy lounge takes on the theme, though, by Sam Buteria, Elmer Bernstein, Jack Constanzo, and The double Six of Paris , featuring a faster-than-light French scat vocal from Mimi Perrin.

Track Listing

   1.I Love Paris                       

   2 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)

   3. Milord Marguerite Monnot / Georges Moustaki                                                     

   4. Under Paris Skies/La la Collette      

   5.0Valentina Elmer Bernstein          

   6. Parisian Women Cy Coleman Cy Coleman                          

   7. Mon Amour, O Mon Amour/La Panse                                             

   8. C'est Magnifique            

   9. Vive l'Amour            

  10. April in Paris        

   11. The Poor People of Paris (Jean's Song)                                   

   12. French Rat Race

   13. Petite Fleur Sidney Bechet Henri René                                          

   14. The Clown on the Eiffel Tower          

   15. La Vie en Rose

   16. C'Est Si Bon      

   17.I Love Paris                      

   18. Can, Can, Can        

   19.[Untitled Spoken Track]         Renzo Cesana      

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