Various Artists / Rough Guide France
Album:Rough Guide France Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Apr 2003
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-02 Pull Date:2003-08-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Aug 3Jul 27Jul 20Jul 13Jul 6Jun 29Jun 15Jun 8

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 05, 2009:Music Casserole
4.Dec 14, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
An Dro
2.May 18, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Quand Sera-T-Elle Mariee?
5.Dec 30, 2003:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Mar 07, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
An Dro
6.Oct 06, 2003:Fly By Night

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-05-29 
Another great example of why the Rough Guides are so good. A wide variety of unexpected styles, everything from Edith Piaf to hip-hop, punk, jazz, & all stops in-between. You can play every track w/confidence, especially these:

1. In the bal musette tradition w/contemporary energy.
2. Dramatic, modern gypsy-esque w/cool vocals.
3. Hip-hop scratching with Occitan vocals.
5. Mid-tempo & percussive w/cool fem. vox in Bearnais.
7. Male vox/strings, mid-tempo & catchy.
9. Contemporary hurdy-gurdy/vox/perc. Fast, way cool.
11. Traditional bal musette instrumental.
12. Bal musette w/African touches (percussion/oud).
15. Cool Django-esque gypsy jazz guitars.
16. African drums and Breton pipes jazz.
17. Cool female call/response vocal track. Fast.
18. Upbeat dance w/cool pipes & West Indian vocals.
19. High energy ska-rock.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Les Ogres De BarbackRue Du Temps
2.Lo'joMemoire D'homme
3.Massilia Sound SystemMefi!
4.La TalveraO Madama
5.Orionaa, MarilisPr'amor
6.A FilettaSanctus
7.Yacoub, GabrielLe Garcon Jardinier
8.Yacoub, Gabriel and FriendsLa Mariole
9.Bouffard, Patrick TrioQuand Sera-T-Elle Mariee?
10.Allard/Gineston/Gueniffet/SiqrLa Bourree Des Capuchins
11.Privat, Jo and Didier RoussinParis Musette
12.Les Primitifs Du FuturC'est La Gutte D'or
13.Piaf, EdithLes Amants De Paris
14.Ferre, LeoA Toi
15.Debarre, Romane & AngeloLegende
16.Bagad Men Ha TanCayenne
17.Goadec, EugenieDeomp D'an Unvet
18.Manchot, CarreAn Dro
19.Marcel Et Son OrchestraFuite De Fantasie 1
20.La KinkerneFilles Du Hameau
22.DedaleC'est Ainsi