Saint Tropez

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Like many disco groups of the 70s, Saint Tropez was a producers' brainchild, in this case of American producers Laurin Rinder & W. Michael Lewis who had already been successful with disco groups El Coco and Le Pamplemousse. Saint Tropez was a female group made up of three session singers. The first two albums Je T'aime (1977) and Belle de Jour (1978), both hugely successfull disco albums with big symphonic orchestrations and a tight disco backing, all the instruments played solely by the two producers. Je T'aime offered Serge Gainsbourg's well-known classic in an equally sensual disco symphony. They also covered material by Van McCoy and Gregg Diamond's "Heart To Heart" (sung in French as "Coeur à coeur"), originally written for The Andrea True Connection. Belle de Jour followed the same formula, yielding two successful 12"s "One More Minute" and "Fill My Life With Love", and also covering Gloria Gaynor's "Most Of All". Typical for this kind of studio projects, lots of different singers were involved in the earlier '77 and '78 projects.

After a four year hiatus, Rinder & Lewis revived Saint Tropez (Mona Lisa Young, Phyllis Rhoades, Lyndie White) in 1982 for a third album. Hot and Nasty, which leaned more towards R&B/Dance but still kept the lush orchestration of the first two albums. It yielded the single "The Love Stealers", a cover of the Peaches & Herb hit. A curiosity for all three Saint Tropez albums was a continued story, an audio film noir in French, telling the story of Nicole who's fallen in love with an assailant whom the Paris Police, as well as Interpol, are looking for. It started as "Violation" on Je T'aime, on Belle de Jour it was the title track and "When You Are Gone", and on Hot and Nasty, it was "Femmes Fatales". The third LP cover read an editor's note: "With respect to Femmes Fatales, the fundamental question before us is what will happen to Noicole's lover [...] Perhaps in St. Tropez IV we will learn the answer to this." But there never was a fourth Saint Tropez album. Only a final 12" single "Morning Music" saw the story continue on the B-side "The Chase" which closed the book on Saint Tropez.
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Albums

MCX 19 Saint Tropez - Je T'Aime album art Saint Tropez Je T'Aime (Album) Butterfly Records (7) MCX 19 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
FLY-3100 Saint Tropez - Belle De Jour album art Saint Tropez Belle De Jour (Album) Butterfly Records (7) FLY-3100 US 1978 Sell This Version
DTA-20001 Saint Tropez - Femmes Fatales album art Saint Tropez Femmes Fatales (MiniAlbum) Destiny Records DTA-20001 US 1982 Sell This Version
DLA-10004 Saint Tropez - Hot And Nasty album art Saint Tropez Hot And Nasty (Album) Destiny Records DLA-10004 US 1982 Sell This Version
DLA-10004 Saint Tropez - Hot And Nasty album art Saint Tropez Hot And Nasty(LP, Album, Var) Destiny Records DLA-10004 US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CM-152 Saint Tropez - Je T'aime album art Saint Tropez Je T'aime (Single, Maxi) EMI, Butterfly Records (7), Butterfly Records (7), Butterfly Records (7) CM-152 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
CM-1201 Saint Tropez - On A Rien A Perdre album art Saint Tropez On A Rien A Perdre (Single) Butterfly Records (7) CM-1201 US 1977 Sell This Version
JB 8 Saint Tropez - Music / Je T'aime album art Montreal Sound (2) / Saint Tropez Montreal Sound (2) / Saint Tropez - Music / Je T'aime(7", Jukebox) Baby Records (2) JB 8 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
CP-290 Saint Tropez - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This / Je T' Aime... Moi Non Plus album art Idris Muhammad / Saint Tropez Idris Muhammad / Saint Tropez - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This / Je T' Aime... Moi Non Plus(12", Promo) Kudu, Hispavox CP-290 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
CM 1216 Saint Tropez - Belle De Jour album art Saint Tropez Belle De Jour (Single) Baby Records (2) CM 1216 US 1978 Sell This Version
none Saint Tropez - One More Minute album art Saint Tropez One More Minute (Single, Maxi) Butterfly Records (7) none US 1978 Sell This Version
FLY-13922 Saint Tropez - Fill My Life With Love / When You Are Gone album art Saint Tropez Fill My Life With Love / When You Are Gone (Single) Butterfly Records (7) FLY-13922 US 1978 Sell This Version
PD 1539 Saint Tropez - Fairy Tale High / On A Rien A Perdre album art Donna Summer / Saint Tropez Donna Summer / Saint Tropez - Fairy Tale High / On A Rien A Perdre(7", Single, MP) Gallo PD 1539 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
NEO 002 Saint Tropez - This Love's On Me album art St. Tropez* This Love's On Me(12", Promo) Neo 80 NEO 002 US 1980 Sell This Version
UNI-1082 Saint Tropez - The Love Stealers album art St. Tropez* The Love Stealers (Single) Rams Horn Records UNI-1082 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
D-2011 Saint Tropez - Bein' With You album art St. Tropez* Bein' With You Rams Horn Records D-2011 US 1982 Sell This Version
D-2007 DJ Saint Tropez - I Want To Do Something Freaky To You album art St. Tropez* I Want To Do Something Freaky To You (Single) Destiny Records D-2007 DJ US 1982 Sell This Version
D-002 Saint Tropez - Femmes Fatales album art St. Tropez* Femmes Fatales (Maxi, Single) Milan D-002 Peru 1982 Sell This Version
DES-623 Saint Tropez - Love Stealers album art Saint Tropez Love Stealers(7", Single) Destiny Records DES-623 Philippines 1982 Sell This Version
G-2514 Saint Tropez - Ladrones De Amor album art Saint Tropez Ladrones De Amor(7", Single) Destiny Records G-2514 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
VDM-11004 Saint Tropez - Morning Music album art St. Tropez* Morning Music (Single) Destiny Productions (4) VDM-11004 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
SPEC-1440 Saint Tropez - Letter From My Heart / Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus) / African Symphony album art Steve Allen / Saint Tropez Steve Allen / Saint Tropez - Letter From My Heart / Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus) / African Symphony Unidisc SPEC-1440 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
mmro003 Saint Tropez - Hold On To Love / Night Of The Wolf album art Saint Tropez / Al Foster Band Saint Tropez / Al Foster Band - Hold On To Love / Night Of The Wolf (Single) Mellow Mellow Right On mmro003 UK 2014 Sell This Version
SPEC-1354, SPEC 1354 Saint Tropez - Cher Chez La Femme / Se Si Bon / Chatanooga Choo Choo / Most Of All album art Dr. Buzzard's Original "Savannah" Band* / Tuxedo Junction / St. Tropez* Dr. Buzzard's Original "Savannah" Band* / Tuxedo Junction / St. Tropez* - Cher Chez La Femme / Se Si Bon / Chatanooga Choo Choo / Most Of All Unidisc, Unidisc SPEC-1354, SPEC 1354 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CDL 1242 Saint Tropez - Belle De Jour album art Saint Tropez Featuring J.P.Vignon* Saint Tropez Featuring J.P.Vignon* - Belle De Jour(2xLP, Comp) Butterfly Records (7) CDL 1242 UK 1979 Sell This Version