Georges Brassens

Volume I

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This first volume in a massive reissue campaign by Philips includes 12 tracks recorded by Georges Brassens during 1952, 1953, and 1955. Recording his own songs (along with a few co-compositions), Brassens' traditionally masculine airs yet modern, poetic sense of delivery and writing make the highlights here -- his first single "Le Gorille," "Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis," "Le Petit Cheval" -- perfect examples of some of the best French vocal music ever recorded.

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