Robert Charlebois

Charlebois, Vol. 3

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This collection is part of the three-CD set Charlebois: Première Période, but is also available separately. If the producers had decided to split the time line between the three volumes, this would have made a good introduction to the singer's 1972-1974 creative peak (although a couple of key tracks are missing, as they were included on the other discs). All the songs come from Robert Charlebois [aka Fu Man Chu] (1972), Solidaritude (1973), and Robert Charlebois [aka Je Rêve à Rio] (1974), the latter being given half of the CD. The complete "Fu Man Chu (Chu D'dans)" is a nice inclusion. Of course, this is a limited look at a tiny period in the artist's career, but along with his material from 1968-1969, it ranks as his best.

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