Là-Bas Cest Naturel - Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Percussions (CD, Album)

He started out in the late s making records backed by Alain Goraguer and his Là-Bas Cest Naturel - Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Percussions (CD in a style that was little different from the modern chanson that dominated French music in the midth century, but he very quickly began to incorporate elements of American bebop and cool jazz, the first of many such stylistic deviations that helped form the landscape upon which modern French pop and rock grew.

In Gainsbourg was well-known but still not the giant he was to become. The Serge that English speakers tend to know hadn't been invented. Gainsbourg was working then on more purely musical inventions, and Percussions is an invention of Album).

It's not the first album to directly merge Latin American and African music with Western song styles, but it was unique at the time for the way it did it, essentially grafting chanson onto African and Latin drum patterns and choral styles to create one of the earliest ethno-beat records. Think of it as an ancestor of Paul Simon's Gracelanda record whose approach to mixing African music and Western song is quite similar. Gainsbourg didn't take an entirely hard road to this fusion.

Three of the album's songs, "Joanna", "New York, U. This theft is not hidden at all-- it's totally Là-Bas Cest Naturel - Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Percussions (CD to anyone familiar with Drums of Passion -- though no credit was Là-Bas Cest Naturel - Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Percussions (CD to the source. France was just then beginning to close its Colonial chapter, Album) the idea of a French musician co-opting the music of a Nigerian drummer for his own purposes certainly has an element of ugliness.

That said, I suspect Gainsbourg knew some people would spot the lifts, and I think in a way he hoped they would: Across the LP's 12 tracks, he makes no audible attempt to sanitize the African, Brazilian, Caribbean, and bebop rhythms at the heart of the songs, the direct theft functioning somewhat like a coded announcement of their authenticity. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

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