Serge Gainsbourg - Couleur Café

Serge Gainsbourg, born Lucien Ginsburg, (April 2, 1928 – March 2, 1991) was a poet, singer-songwriter, actor and director.

He was born in Paris, France, the son of Jewish Russian parents. He had a daughter, Charlotte, with Jane Birkin; and a son, Lulu, with his last partner, Bambou (Caroline Von Paulus, related to Friedrich Paulus).

Before he was 30 years old, Lucien Ginsburg was a disillusioned painter but earned his living as a piano player in bars.

His early songs were influenced by Boris Vian. Gainsbourg wanted to free himself from what he considered "old-fashioned" chanson, and explore other musical grounds, influenced especially by British and American pop. During his career, he wrote the soundtracks for more than 40 movies.

He directed himself in four movies: Je t'aime... moi non plus, Equateur, Charlotte For Ever and Stan The Flasher.

His most famous song, "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (1969), featured simulated sounds of female orgasm. Originally recorded with Brigitte Bardot, it was released with a different female singer, future girlfriend Jane Birkin, when Bardot backed out. While Gainsbourg declared it the "ultimate love song," it was considered too "hot"; the song was censored in various countries and in France even the toned-down version was suppressed. Even the Vatican made a public statement citing the song as offensive. Its notoriety led to it reaching no. 1 in the UK singles chart.

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bulut on 11:36 am said...

1. Cha Cha Cha Du Loup - (TRUE Instrumental)
2. Mambo Miam Miam
3. L'anthracite
4. Laissez Moi Tranquille (Leave Me Alone)
5. Cha Cha Cha Du Loup
6. L'eau A La Bouche
7. Les Amours Perdues
8. Erotico-tico - (TRUE instrumental)
9. Ces Petits Riens
10. Baudelaire
11. Couleur Café
12. Pauvre Lola
13. Les Cigarillos
14. New York USA
15. Tatoue Jeremie
16. Ce Grand Mechant Vous
17. La Bas C'est Naturel
18. Joanna
19. Marabout
20. L'ami Cauette (My Pal Peanut)

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