Richard Galliano
Compositions 1934-1942
Paris Musette, Vol. 1
World Musette

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Raised in the gritty world of '30s Parisian dancehalls (in similar fashion to cabaret), the Musette style plays off a heavy use of accordion and some of the bleakest lyrics of the Depression. Often ignored by the higher French classes, musette was very popular in pre-war Paris, with vocalists from Edith Piaf to Jean Gabin recording in the style. Musette enjoyed a renaissance during the '90s, thanks in part to the efforts of the Just a Memory label and its Paris Musette series of compilations.

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Richard Galliano
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Compositions 1934-1942
Gus Viseur
Compositions 1934-1942
Paris Musette, Vol. 1
Paris Musette
Paris Musette, Vol. 1
World Musette
Les Primitifs du Futur
World Musette
Café de Paris: 18 French Accordion Classics
Various Artists
Café de Paris: 18 French ...
Le Tournis
Armand Lassagne
Le Tournis
Tribal Musette
Dominique Cravic / Les ...
Tribal Musette

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Musette Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Fox Musette
Les Primitifs du Futur
Quand on Se Promène Jean Gabin
La Grande Truanderie Dominique Cravic / Sansévérino
Otto e mezzo~La passerella d'addio Richard Galliano

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