VariousLes Zazous : 1940-1945

Label:EMI – 2C 134-15368/9
Série:Série Punch
2 x Vinyle, LP, Compilation, Gatefold
Genre:Jazz, Pop
Style:Chanson, Swing


A1Charles TrenetLa Poule Zazou
A2Josette DaydéGrand' Père N'aime Pas Le Swing
A3Aime Barelli*Stop
A4Johnny HessIls Sont Zazous
A5Irène De TrébertMademoiselle Swing
A6Django ReinhardtSwing 41
B1Jacques PillsElle Etait Swing
B2Le Jazz De ParisAmbiance (In The Mood)
B3AndrexY'a Des Zazous
B4Raymond LegrandOui! (Si Tu Me Dis Oui!)
B5Marie BizetRythme Et Swing
B6GeorgiusMon Heure De Swing
C1Alix CombelleÇa S'Fait Pas
C2Jacques PillsSerenade Swing
C3Irene De Trebert*Au Quatrième Top (Avec Claquettes)
C4Fred Adison Et Son OrchestreLe Swing A L'Ecole
VocalsPierre Lotéguy
C5Reda CaireSwing, Swing, Madame
C6Michel WarlopTempête Sur Les Cordes
D1Django ReinhardtSwing De Paris
D2Charles TrenetSwing Troubadour
D3L'Orchestre De Jacques Metehen*Vous M'éblouissez (You Go To My Head)
D4Guy BerryEtes-Vous Swing?
D5Guy Viseur*Swing 43
D6Johnny HessJe Suis Swing
ConductorSerge Glykson

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Titre (Format)LabelCat N°PaysAnnée
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Les Zazous : 1940-1945 (2×LP, Compilation, Reissue)Pathé2C 134-15368/9France1978
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Les Zazous : 1940-1945 (2×LP, Compilation, Reissue)Pathé2C 134-15368/9France1978
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Les Zazous : 1940-1945 (2×LP, Compilation, Reissue)Pathé2C 134-15368/9France1978
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Les Zazous (1940 - 1945) (2×CD, Compilation, Reissue)EMI France, Pathé2534212France1990


  • Avatar de Octothorp
    Chanced upon that in a brocante. Absolutely brilliant. Most recommended. Truly beautiful compilation with a great design for the gatefold cover too.
    • Avatar de toshberman
      Truly a dangerous underground movement of swing kids during the French Occupation from 1940 to 1944. The Vichy Administration didn't look upon these French kids with a great deal of love. Musically it's all swing jazz, but the nerve behind their swing dancing and partying in the horrible world of the Occupation is one of wonder and the beauty of youth itself.

      Les Zazous were hardcore dance and fashion lunatics who pretty much ignored the Occupation like it didn't exist, but of course, it did dangerously. When Jews were forced to wear the Yellow Star, so did Les Zazous, but they did it voluntarily, and within the yellow star it said "Swing." The men dressed in long draped jackets, zootsuit pants, but the cuff rolled up, and hair was worn very long but combed back in Rockabilly (before that) style. Often they dine at Vegetarian restaurants. Also, they like to carry around umbrellas that are rolled up and never been used. They were fond of carrying newspapers or books in the English language. Not to read but as a fashion statement. This you can imagine was an easy target for the Vichy cops as well as the Fascist thugs. Often when caught they were either killed or forced to get a haircut, which must have been horrible for a dandy like-minded Zazous.

      They would have secret record parties where they danced to American (banned of course) and French jazz music. These are club kids with an edge. "Les Zazous" is an album of music made at the time of the occupation, and what I presume was favored by the Les Zazous. The famous names for Americans are Charles Trenet and Django Reinhardt. The rest are known in France, such as Michel Legrand's dad Raymond, who had a famous orchestra at the time, Gus Viseur (gypsy accordionist), Jacques Pills (ain't that a punk rock name), and others. Some of the songs do have the word "zazous" The word more likely came from American genius musician Cab Calloway, from his song "Zah Zuh Zah."

      This double album came out in 1977, and to this day, there are not a lot of photographs of Les Zazous. The images that are in the record are all drawings from that period. A snapshot of a time that was horrible, yet the music is upbeat, happy, and looking forward to better days. The spirit of music cannot be crushed that easily. - Tosh Berman



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