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Shake Sauvage: French Soundtracks 1968-1973

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sexopolis - Jean-Pierre Mirouze
  2. Nues Dans L'eau - Georges Garvarentz
  3. Haschisch Party - Georges Garvarentz
  4. Jukes Boxes Chez Saidani - Philippe Sarde
  5. Full Speed - Claude Bolling
  6. OK Chicago - Resonnance
  7. Kidnapping - Karl Heinz Schafer
  8. I Don't Know Why - Francis Lai
  9. L.S.D. Party - Roland Vincent
  10. Le Crocodile Porte-cle - Bernard Gerard
  11. Grand Theme Malko - Michel Magne
  12. Le Temps Des Loups - Georges Garvarentz
  13. African King - Andre Arpino
  14. Bowery Mood - Vladimir Cosma
  15. Petrol Pop - Michel Magne/Jean Yanne
  16. Le Theme D'Olivier - Francis Lai
  17. Munich Party - Thierry Vincent
  18. Sweet Bacon - Julien Covey


Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 28, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Crippled Dick Hot Wax!
  • ASIN: B000050IFE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,526 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
I really wish I could give this compilation CD 6 stars. I've given so many other CDs 5 star ratings - - yet this one's such a satisfied tripped out listen, I wish I could make it stand out...
Fans of acid Jazz, rare groove, funky black action sound tracks, and grooved out organ music ala Jimmy McGriff and Groove Holmes (circa the '70s) will be in soul heaven upon purchase of this well mastered well packaged CD... Remember those funky blaxploitation and nitty gritty crime drama soundtracks (my favorites including Cleopatra Jones, Coffee and Hell Up In Harlem)- - and of course the cool music during the mandatory "chase" scenes, even on those old TV shows ??? This is all that and a bag of escargot...(!) it also has lot's of surprizes... let me give one away : That's Brian Auger you hear bugging out on the Hammond Organ on that funky opening cut "Sexopolis" and "LSD Party" ! ! ! Though some of the other names, might not ring a bell, I'm sure when you hear them you'll start wanting to hunt down all their stuff (if not the movies from which they come) - - Take for example track 4, Phillipe Sarde "Jukes Boxes Chez Saidani" - - a Jazzed out ultra funky bassline, foppin "oriental tinged" funky conga and drum rhythms, and fat vibes swinging out Cal Tjader style with aid of an electric sitar - - Track 8 will even conjure up images of Lyn Collins of JB "It Takes Two To Make A Thing Go Right" people fame...This is the stuff some DJs wet their pants for... You'd probably think that would be the best track on the CD, but it continues to get better - - before you know it Claude Bolling is funking out... wild funky blaxploitation type orchestrations, the congas and drums overboard, psychadelic fuzz guitar, Ramsey Lewis type piano, and yes, a fat gushy chords sustained on a greasy Hammond.
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No, you're not crazy. That is a women's nipple composing this album cover. Milky a sales pitch as that is, la breast is least of reasons to buy this.

This album is full of atmospheric, Euro soundtrack music from the 60s and 70s. It features all the flourishes you would expect: vibraphones, hip rythms, and crime jazz. This is the kind of music that Stereolab and Broadcast are now trying to update, and it is wholely entertaining--the type of music you know exsists, but has only been pulled together on countless copalilations over the last 10 or 15 years.

I have been collecting music like this for some time now, slowly. You have to do it this way, or it all melds together. But this is a fine collection, whether you are just getting aqauinted with this genre, or are a collector who seeks this great music out.
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Leave it upto the French to make the kitchy sound so seductive. 'Shake Sauvage' is an exceptional compilation, and although it handpicks scores between 1968-1973, it continues to sound erotic, fresh and groovy today. But the CD's strength is in it's musical merit, wonderfully rich compositions and textures, bordering on complexity without straying too far away from 70's cheekiness. Orchestral in it's production, seductive and flirtatious in it's spirit. Swinging soul-jazz instrumentals, a lush soundtrack to romance and coy glances. Highly recommended.
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If you're a fan of modern acid jazz or you like "groove" music, like Jimmy McGriff or Groove Holmes, you'll love this. Its a compilation of soundtrack music from films I've never heard of, but it rocks ! Mostly instrumental, only one or two tracks have any vocals, and those are just to add color to the music. An excellent compilation of music from a very unlikely source.
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Just to be clear, the 2007 reissue has the same 18 tracks as the original 2000 release. However, the track listing on the back of the 2007 CD incorrectly lists 17 tunes (leaving out "Le Temps Des Loups," Georges Garvarentz). Amazon picked up the shortened listing. But they're all here--and they're great!
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I own a couple of the "Crippled Dick Hot Wax" compilation titles, and this is one of their best! If you've ever catched one of those 70's french "sleaze" flicks on late-nite TV, you'll know exactly what it's about. Groovy organic stuff, amazing beats, synths, brass and flutes... The grooy "Sexopolis" sets the tone right from the start with "Nues dans l'eau"'s Sitar-laden sound right on its heels.
Other favorites include "I don't know why" with the incredible breakbeat and raunchy vocals, "Petrol Pop" with its silly lyrics and musical-style backing vocals, and "Thème d'Oliver" with its great organ solo at the end.
If you love vintage stuff, breakbeats and organic sounds, get this CD, it's worth every penny!
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Format: Vinyl
Groovy stuff! In the best tradition of Crippled Dick's Italian soundtrack compilations -- Beat At Cinnecita -- the label has now dug through the rich rich tradition of French soundtrack grooves, and has come up with a spectacular set of cuts that run from sitar psychedelic to rare jazzy grooves! The track list is stunning - and most of these cuts haven't ever been properly reissued before. The groove is as perfect as you'd expect, and it's about time that somebody finally started digging into the wealth of great music from France. Titles include "Juke Boxes Chez Saidani" by Philippe Sarde, "Full Speed" by Claude Bolling, "Ok Chicago" by Resonance, "Kidnapping" by Karl Heinz Schafer, "Le Crocodile Porte Cle" by Bernard Gerad, "Grand Theme Malko" by Michel Magne, "Sexopolis" by Jean-Pierre Mirouze, "Sweet Bacon" by Julien Covey, "Petrol Pop" by Michel Magne & Jean Yanne, "Bowery Mood" by Vladimir Cosma, "African King" by Andre Arpino, and "Neus Dans L'Eau" by Georges Garvarentz. 18 cuts in all!
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