Juliette Greco A L'A.B.C. on 180g Import LP
By the time this album was recorded in 1962 at the A.B.C. club in Paris, French chanteuse, Juliette Greco was well on her way to becoming a household name in France. However, Greco embodied a new kind of singer - not only young and beautiful, but also intellectual and bohemian.
She was a good friend of the great existentialist writer Jean-Paul Sarte, and famously had a torrid love affair with Miles Davis (when the 23-year-old trumpet player first visited Paris in 1949). Every French boy wanted to marry her and every French girl wanted to be her.
She embodied freedom, revolution, sex, and eventually became a cultural icon for the 68ers in France. Like Gainsbourg, she sang about the world she knew - a world inhabited by drunks, pimps, and prostitutes, broken dreams and lost innocence, where tragedy is always lurking just below the surface.
Juliette Greco A L'A.B.C. Track Listing:
1. Les Petits Cartons
2. Jusqu’a Ou, Jusqu’a Quand
3. Jean De La Providence
4. Jolie Môme
5. C’était Bien - Le P’tit Bal Perdu
6. La Cuisine
7. Les Maries
9. Plus Jamais
10. Nos Chères Maisons
11. Le Gros Lulu