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Cafe Paris [Import]

Cafe Paris Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 29, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: CNR
  • ASIN: B002ZDOXSU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,635,733 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Sous le ciel de París
2. Vous qui passez sans me voir
3. Padam...padam
4. Les Croix
5. Douce France
6. Cerisiers roses et pommiers blancs
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Enfin, Le Printemps
2. Viens
3. Vous qui passez sans me voir
4. Mé-Ké-Mé-Ké
5. La priére
6. Mes mains
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Hymne a l'amour
2. La mer
3. C'est si bon
4. L'amour est un bouquet de violettes
5. Si tu t'imagines
6. Parce que
See all 18 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

2009 three CD collection. Even if you've never set foot in France, you can invite the sounds of Paris in the comfort of your own home with this delicious triple disc set. Imagine sitting in a quaint cafe as the music of France blends in with the aroma of coffee, perfume, pastries and the gentle summer breeze: Cafe Paris is the perfect soundtrack to that very daydream! Contains 54 tracks including cuts from Juliette Grecco, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Trenet and many others. CNR.

Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cafe De Paris March 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
All I can say is that the previous reviewer must have cloth ears! No, it's not necessarily background music. The CD is a distillation of bal musette classics that originally were anthologised on the Parisian Fremeaux label. As such it's a handy introduction to the world of bal musette accordion and some of its greatest stars. It's not afraid to deal with the end of the music influenced by the amalgam of swing and manouche gypsy jazz. As for the sound I found nothing wrong with it- no rice krispies effects- and I go back to it again and again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for French Cafe Dinner Theater background music November 25, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD is perfect for providing background "atmosphere" for a French Cafe-themed production. Though the music is from the 30s and 40s, it is the type of music Americans stereotypically associate with Paris.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evocative of the cobblestoned streets of Europe August 31, 2001
Format:Audio CD
To paraphrase a bumpersticker: "Use an accordion, go to France."
French accordion music is very specifically French; you won't hear dorky polkas or Cajun/Italian/Irish/cowboy music here. This music is so purely evocative of the feeling you have in Europe: cobblestoned streets; cafés at night filled with chatting, laughing people; and time that encompasses a line back into history. Or at least back fifty years, when men wore their hats frontwards, and women wore gloves. It's a lush recording. You'll feel like your passport has been stamped: FRANCE.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a collection of pieces from the 1930s. November 8, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This disc is an anthology of pieces played by top accordion groups of the 1930's in Paris. As such, it has quite an "old-timey" sound style-wise and recording-wise. Some numbers also have vocalists. It's good background or atmosphere music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great sampler of french cafe songs August 10, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A great starter set for those who know they enjoy French cafe music but don't know where to start, or simply want one to have and be done with it. A superb value too. slightly over 3 hours of music-and great music at that.

3 CD's, the best of french classic cafe singers,the Greats, Chevalier, Piaff, Trenet, Josephine Baker, Tino Rossi, and Jean Sablon- a delightful tin and artwork and a very informative booklet about the artists, the times, and the music. Also, if slightly oversized tins don't fit on your music shelf-the cds are in cardstock sleeves and could easily fit into a larger jewel case along with the booklet.

The music is everything you remember from old movies. They create a wonderfully fun, relaxed, upbeat ambiance celebrating all things French.

I speculate that the actual music is from a variety of "best of" album from the various artists with a few one-offs thrown in too-all mixed in each of the 3 CDs. A superb and plentiful set for those, like me, who might like a little mood music to go with a lovely dinner and a french wine, or some french press coffee and a brioche for sunday breakfast with the Times.

Think Casablanca, All Quiet on the Western Front, or any other movie where french cafe classics were played-you're there.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD OLD PARISIAN MUSIC June 21, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD is just GREAT, it is a compilation of all the best accordeon songs and tunes. A "must-have" for everyone who loves Paris and/or accordeon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My affair with musette started here November 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought it as a joke some years ago, but boy was I seduced. Accordion music is extruded cheese, right? Wrong.

In the hands of virtuosi like Gus Viseur, Tony Murena and Guerino, this music jumps something wonderful. Not to mention the Reinhardt brothers and others on guitar, Grappelli on violin, Piaf and Jean Gabin singing. These folk play up a storm. (And if you thought swing was a purely American phenomenon, you'd be mistaken.)

It's as good an introduction to the poignant, humorous, sophisticated world of pre-war French popular music as you'll find.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in heavy rotation... January 23, 2013
By sjp
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm a bit obsessed with Bal Musette at the moment and listen to this every day. Contemporary recordings of the same music isn't as appealing - there's a tone to these early recordings that I love.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very French!
This is a great boxed set for the price I would recommend it. Shipping was fast and on time I was not disappointed.
Published 4 months ago by janice keeler
5.0 out of 5 stars all great!
Every song on this is beautiful. If you love the soundtrack to Amelie and have been looking for more beautiful accordion music, this is a great choice.
Published 21 months ago by Rebecca Dudley
4.0 out of 5 stars French cafe genre chansonettes, from several generations back
Good CDs,but in a very flimsy and fragile box. Selection quite satisfactory, and recording seems fair enough. An enjoyable sample of a pleasant genre. Quite fair value.
Published on September 11, 2012 by dundee
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD
Nothing better than an evening on the deck with a couple of bottles of wine and these CDs coming through the speaker system. Read more
Published on December 12, 2011 by K. Forrest
4.0 out of 5 stars It's got Vanessa Contenay-Quinones on it so it must be good!
Oh yeah and mais oui! Yet another compiler with the sense and good taste to include the wonderful Vanessa Contenay-Quinones in perfect 60's french pop mood and yet again make my... Read more
Published on July 6, 2010 by Rimbeaud
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware: Disappointing sound quality
This CD is terribly marred by the crackly, tinny recordings. I was not aware how spoiled I am by modern recording technology until I heard this CD. Read more
Published on December 2, 2001 by L
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy Vingnettes From A Bygone Era
These are yummy vingnettes from a bygone era, yet so typically "French." Don't be put off by the word "accordion. Read more
Published on October 4, 2001 by Lynden C. Rodriguez
4.0 out of 5 stars Cafe de Paris, 18 French Accordion Classics
If you like accordion music you'll love this cd. It's great for having a romantic dinner with your loved one. Read more
Published on July 5, 2001 by S. Smith
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