Jul 30

A French Summer at Home with Cult Legends

Due to COVID-19 the change that you will be on a holiday at the French coast enjoying some coffee with a croissant and listening to the sound of France are very slim. Cult Legends has the answer as we bring a French summer to your home with some of the best French artists.

We are talking about Charles Aznavour the French- Armenian singer known for his distinctive tenor voice, Jacques Brel the master of modern chanson and Serge Gainsbourg who is regarded as one of the most important figure in French music. And because this newsletter is filled with French artist we had to include the French rock & roll star of the 60’s Johnny Hallyday.

Charles Aznavour
Sans Adieu Les Chansons de 1955 – 1962

Charles Aznavour - Sans Adieu

Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a career spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in eight languages.

EAN CD:  8717662578007
ART. NR.: CL78007

EAN LP:  8717662577987
ART. NR.: CL77987

Jacques Brel
Les Chanteur


Jacques Brel was a Belgian singer, songwriter, poet, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following – initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. Brel is considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occassionally in Dutch, he became an influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers.

EAN LP: 8717662578342
ART. NR.: CL78342

Serge Gainsbourg
Les Chansons de Gainsbarre


Serge Gainsbourg (born Lucien Ginsburg), nicknamed Gainsbarre, was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music. This record captures the early sound of Serge Gainsbourg, which is largely in the vein of French chanson.

EAN CD: 8717662578830
ART. NR.: CL78830

EAN LP: 8717662578823
ART. NR.: CL78823

Johnny Hallyday
Ses Tendres Années


Jean-Philippe Léo Smet, better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, was a French rock & roll and pop singer and actor, credited for having brought rock and roll to France. This album is a collection of Johnny’s early sound. Including his cover of “Let’s Twist Again“ (1961). Johnny’s version of the song sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.

EAN CD: 8717662578892
ART. NR.: CL78892

EAN LP: 8717662578885
ART. NR.: CL78885