Re-release updated with 7 new songs!
French Café is a collection of classic and modern French music that will transport the listener to the romantic streets of Paris. The album features some of the greatest names in the history of French music as well as new artists who are inspired by classic chanson, gypsy jazz and musette.
French Café includes performances by renowned icons such as Serge Gainsbourg, Georges Brassens, Daniele Roureand Barbara alongside contemporary musicians who have been adding new energy to the classic French sound, such as Enzo Enzo, Márcio Faraco, Pascal Lejeune, Jeanne Rochette, Chantal Chamberland, Duo Gadjo, and Thierry Stremler.
The music on French Café unites musicians of an earlier age with contemporary artists who draw on the sound of the past as inspiration to create a style that is both nostalgic and progressive.
Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. The label was started as an offshoot of the Putumayo clothing and handicraft company, after its founder, Dan Storper, was surprised by the extraordinary response to the international music he had begun playing in his stores. Putumayo’s meticulously researched and curated musical journeys were so successful that, in 1997, Storper sold the clothing company so he could focus his attention on the music business. For the past 21 years, Putumayo has been known for its joyful compilations of great international music that support the company’s motto: “Guaranteed to make you feel good!”
Putumayo’s distinctive CD covers feature the colorful art of British illustrator Nicola Heindl, whose folkloric style illuminates the company’s mission: to connect the traditional and the contemporary through music and art. By combining appealing music and striking visual aesthetics with creative retail marketing, Putumayo has developed a unique brand identity, a rarity in today’s artist-based music industry.
Putumayo is considered a music industry pioneer and leader in developing the non-traditional retail market and has built a global network of more than 5,000 book, gift, craft, clothing, health food and other specialty retailers that play its music and sell its CDs. Storper’s vision of establishing a global company and lifestyle brand has been furthered with offices in the Europe, Latin America and Australia and distribution in more than 80 countries.
The company’s commitment to helping communities in the countries where the music originates has led to the label contributing more than one million dollars to non-profit organizations around the world.
1.Serge Gainsbourg - "Marilou Sous La Neige" - (France)
2.Enzo Enzo - "Juste Quelqu'un De Bien" - (France)
3.Márcio Faraco - "Paris" - (Brazil)
4.Georges Brassens - "Je M'suis Fait Tout Petit" - (France)
5.Barbara - "Si La Photo Est Bonne" - (France)
6.Pascal Lejeune - "Une Seule Nuit" - (Canada)
7.Jeanne Rochette - "Donne-moi" - (Canada)
8.Chantal Chamberland - "Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir" - (Canada)
9.Daniel Roure - "C'est Magnifique" - (France)
10.Duo Gadjo and Their Hot Friends - "Sous Le Ciel De Paris" - (USA/France)
11.Thierry Stremler - "Marguerite" - (France)
Original Release Date: 2000