This Is Paris

Paris is a never ending story. Not only in album cover art, but there’s no other city that had so many covers than Paris, the city of light. Almost all French chansoniers had at least one album cover with a picture of Paris. Capitol Records did a whole series of albums under the chapter Capitol Of The World. RCA also did many sleeves. It’s a very photogenic city. It’s the city of fashion and gastronomy. The Eifel Tower can be seen literally everywhere and the Arc De Triomphe, the Sacre Coeur and the Notre Dame are icons you cannot miss. The dancers and strippers of the Folies Bergere are world famous and the Metropolitan train system belongs to the oldest in the world. Hundreds of songs are dedicated to or about Paris: April In Paris, I Love paris, Sous Le Ciel De Paris, etc. etc. When you hear the French chansons, smell the French baguettes, see the old pictures or taste the escargots, you will be reminded of Paris.

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Les Compagnons De la Chanson And Annie Cordy – This Is Paris! (Capitol T-10042) 1957

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Yvette Giraud – Chante A Paris (His Master’s Voice …) 195.

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Dany Brunet Et Basile Trapp, avec Orchestre Jacques Brienne – A Paris (Disques Ricordi 10″ LP 25-P-011) 195.

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O.S.T. – An American In Paris (MGM 10″ LP E-93) 1951

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Maurice Chevalier – Paris Je T’Aime (Vox 10″ LP VL-3180) 1952

 

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Henri Renaud’s All Stars – Modern Sounds: France (Contemporary 10″ LP C-2502) 1953

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The Quintet Of The Hot Club De France – Swing From Paris (London 10″ LP LB-810) 1953

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Jean Sablon – Songs Of Paris (Decca 3 X 10″ 78 RPM DL-5398) 195.

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Jean Sablon – Le Grand Specialiste De la Chanson D’Amour Parisienne (RCA Victor 2 X 7″ EP EPST-3041) 195.

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Yves Montand – Chante Paris (Odeon 10″ LP OS-1004) 1953

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Various Artists – Cabaret Night In Paris (Columbia 10″ LP 33S-1008) 1954

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Various Artists – Paris, You Have Never Changed (RCA Victor LPM-1140) 195.

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Various Artists – Paris, Tu N’as Pas Change; Famous Stars Of French Cabaret (His Master’s Voice 10″ LP DLP-1076) 195.

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Liane With The Boheme Bar Trio – Midnight / Paris Midnight (Vanguard 10″ LP VRS-7014 / 7015) 1954

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Yves Montand – Theatre De L’Etoile Recital (Odeon 2LP OSX 101/102) 1954

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Various Artists – Rendez Vous Dansant (Vogue Productions 10″ LP LD-044) 1954

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Michel Legrand – I Love Paris (Philips B-07033-L) 1954

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Michel Legrand – I Love Paris (Columbia CL-555) 1954

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Michel Legrand – Bonjours Paris (Columbia CL-947) 1957

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Michel Legrand, Featuring Miles Davis – Legrand Jazz (Columbia CL-1250) 1958

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Michel Legrand – I Love Paris (Philips SBBL-628) 1961

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Michel legrand – I Love Paris (Intermusic CD WMO-90386) 2005

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The Philadelphia Orchestra – Gaite Parisienne; Les Sylphides (Columbia CL 741) 1955

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Various Artists – L’Humour De Paris (RCA 7″ EP 430.127-S) 195.

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Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra – An Evening In Paris (London LL-997) 195.

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Nadia Boulanger – French Renaissance Vocal Music (Decca DL9629) 195.

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The Herdsmen – Play Paris (Fantasy 3-201) 1955

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Jimmy Raney Quartet – Visits Paris (Vogue 10″ LP LD-201) 195.

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Various Artists – Paris Left Bank (RCA Victor LPM-1087) 1955

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Janine Micheau – Valses De Paris (Columbia PCX-727) 195.

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Janine Micheau – Valses De Paris (Select S-12022) 195.

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Maurice Chevalier – I Love Paris (Philips B-07033-L) 1956

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Ferrante & Reicher – Postcards From Paris (Westminster WP-6001) 195.

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Later issue (ABC Paramount ABC-430) 1962

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Edith Piaf – La Vie En Rose (Columbia CL-898) 1956

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Victor Young And His Singing Strings – April In Paris (Decca DL-8243) 1956

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Morton Gould & His Orchestra – An American In Paris / Porgy & Bess (RCA Victor LM-2002) 1956

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The Melachrino Orchestra – Paris; The Sounds, The Sights (RCA-Victor LPM-1261) 1956

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Melachrino Strings Orchestra With The Trio Musette De Paris – April In Paris (RCA-Victor LSP-2739) 1963

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The Melachrino Strings Orchestra – I Love Paris (RCA Camden CAS-2507) 1971

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Count Basie & His Orchestra – April In Paris (Verve 8255752) 1957

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Monia Liter & His Orchestra – Lovers In Paris (London LL-1643) 1957

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Fontanna & His Orchestra – Rendezvous In Paris (Masterseal MS-82) 1957

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Ethel Smith – Miss Smith Goes To Paris (Decca DL-8640) 1957

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John Lewis & Sacha Distel – Afternoon In Paris (Versailles MEDX-12005) 1957 (this is a 2014 reissue)

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Charles Trenet – Douce France (Columbia 7″ EWP SEG 7692) 1957

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Andre Hodeir And The Group Of Paris – The Paris Scene (Savoy MG-12113) 1957

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Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre A Cordes – Our paris (Capitol T-10002) 1957

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Luis Mariano And Gloria Lasso – The Streets Of Paris (Capitol T-10034) 1957

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Yvette Giraud And Les Quatre De Paris – Paris Revisited (Capitol T-10036) 1957

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Franck Pourcel And His Parisian Strings – Honeymoon In Paris (Capitol T-10040) 1957

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Vicky Autier – I Remember Paris (Capitol T-10041) 1957

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Andre Colbert And His Golden Violins – My Paris (Capitol T-10057) 1957

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Franck Pourcel And His Parisian Strings – The French Touch (Capitol T-10103) 1958

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Paris; It’s Sounds And People; An Exciting Adventure In High Fidelity (Capitol T-10142) 1958

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Franck Pourcel & His French Strings – Rainy Night In Paris (Capitol T-10151) 1958

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Georges Guetary – … Sings French Songs (Capitol T-10148) 1958

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Franck Pourcel & His Orchestra – Pourcel Of Paris (Capitol T-10174) 1958

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Vicky Autier – Paris After Hours (Capitol T-10179) 1958

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Vicky Autier – Vive Paris! (Capitol T-10245) 1959

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Stanley Black & His Orchestre Montmartre – Place Pigalle (Decca 7″ EP LK-4212) 1957

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Edith Piaf – (Columbia ML-4779) 1958

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Jimmy Raney – … Visits Paris (Dawn DLP-1120) 1958

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Stanley Black & His Orchestre Montmartre – Place Pigalle (Decca LK-1742) 1958

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Roger Roger – Heart Of Paris (Decca DL-8599) 1958

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Henri Rene – Paris For Lovers (Decca DL-74269) 195.

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Fontanna & His 1001 Strings – The Magic Of Paris (Palace PST-632) 195.

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The Paris Theatre Orchestra – Honeymoon In Paris (Somerset P-2500) 1958

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Various Artists – Holiday In Paris (Bravo K-123) 1959

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Charles Magnante, His Accordion And His Orchestra – Holday In Paris (FDR MHK-33-1218) 195.

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Grand Orchestra Champs Elysees – A Musical Holiday In Paris (Valiant V-4913) 195.

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Vicki Benet – A Paris (Decca DL-8987) 1959

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Patachou – Chez … (Columbia CL-1009) 1959

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Patachou – Paris (Columbia ML-5092) 195.

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The Troubadors – Paris In Stereo (Kapp KS-3025) 1959

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Eddie Barclay & His Orchestra – Paris For Lovers (Mercury MG 20190) 195.

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Yves Montand – Chansons De Paris (Odeon OSX-148) 1959

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Yves Montand – A Paris (King 758) 196.

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Johnny Desmond – Dreams Of Paris (Lion L-70061) 1958

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Francois Chantal – Cafes Of Paris (Coronet CX-129) 195.

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Reg Owen & His Orchestra – Under Paris Skies (Decca DL-78859) (196.

 

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Various Artists – Reflets De Paris (Columbia FL.269) 196.

 

 

 

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Various Artists – Paris I Love You; 80 Parisian Favorites (Seeco CELP-403) 196.

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Andre Popp Et Son Orchestre – La Vie De Patachon (Fontana 460.782-ME) 196.

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Aimable Et Son Orchestre – Le Sourire De Paris (Disques Vogue CLVLX 183) 196.

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Jean Andre – Passport To Paris (Spinart S-92) 196.

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The Symphony Of Strings Orchestre – Paris In A Symphony Of Strings (Venise / Pan Am 7007) 196.

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101 Strings – I Love Paris (Somerset SF-13000) 1960

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Georges Versty Et Orchestre Francis Marais – Romances De Paris (Aladin RMC-755) 1960

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Elmer Bernstein & His Orchestra – Paris Swings (Capitol ST-1288) 1960

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Michel Legrand – Rendezvous In Paris (Philips PHS-600045) 1961

 

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O.S.T. / Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong – Paris Blues (United Artists UAL-4092) 1961

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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Midnight In Paris #1 (Columbia BPG-62120) 1962

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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Midnight In Paris #2 (Columbia BPG-62120) 1962

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Edith Piaf – Succes De Toujours (Pathe PAM-67.086) 1962

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Georges Brassens – No. 9 (Philips 10″ LP B-76563-R) 1962

 

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Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra – Accordion De Paris, Volume 2 (Audio Fidelity AFSD-5821) 1962

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Jo Basile, His Accordion & Orchestra – Paris With Love (Audio Fidelity AFSD-5938) 1963

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Jo Basile, His Accordion And Orchestra – Paris! (Audio Fidelity AFSD-5955) 1961

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Various Artists – Ca C’Est Paris (Columbia 33-SX-1548) 1962

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Josephine Baker Et L’Orchestre Jean Claudric – Paris! Paris!! Paris !!! (RCA Victor  530.011) 1963

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Benny Carter – In Paris (20th Century Fox TFM-3134) 1963

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Various Artists – Paris Vous Chante (Philips R 7738 L) 196.

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Claude Leveillee – A Paris (Columbia FL-318) 1964

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The Beatles – A Paris – 1964 (Neon NE 07) 2000

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Franck Pourcel – Magnifique (EMI Columbia Studio 2 TWO-149) 1966

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Franck Pourcel – Chanson Mood (Angel HV-1095) 196.

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Mr. Acker Bilk – In Paris (Atco 33-181) 1966

 

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Paris International Orchestra – Paris Night Life (Telsonic…) …

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Various Artists – Sous Le Ciel De Paris (Philips P 70.433 L) 196.

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Various Artists – Chansons Aus Paris (Odeon O-83221) 196.

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Various Artists – Chansons Aus Paris 2 (Odeon O-83307)

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Lee Hazlewood – The Girls In Paris (MGM 7″ single 61161) 1967

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Yves Montand – (Supraphon SUA-14846) 1967

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Charlie Shavers – Paris Jazz (Sunset SUS-5165) 1967

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Paul Mauriat – Prestige De Paris (Philips 842142) 1967

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Christyne Chartrand – A Paris; Pourquoi Je T’Aime (Capitol ST-70018) 1968

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Maurice Chevalier – Chevalier Chante Paris (RCA 540.036) 1968

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Franck Pourcel Grand Orchestre – Paris (EMI / Pathe 5C-06 -15672) 1975

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Various Artists – A Paris; Le Piu Belle Canzoni Francesi (Replay …) 19..

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Various Artists – Douce France (Disques Pathe 2LP 2C 150-14675/76) 1978

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Willem Breuker Kollektief – A Paris / Summer Music (Marge MARGE-05) 1978

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Supertramp – Paris (A&M 2LP AMLM-66702) 1980

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The Style Council – A Paris (Polydor 7″ single TSC 3) 1983

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Malcolm McLaren – Paris (Disques Vogue CD-74321191392) 1994

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Dimitri From Paris – Sacre Bleu (Yellow Productions YPCD-011A) 1996

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Paris, The Flowers Of Romance (self released) 2006

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Various Artists – Paris (Putumayo PUT-249-2) 2006

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Erik Truffaz / Sly Johnson (Blue Note 5099924372626) 2008

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Enrico Pieranunzi – Live In Paris (…) 20..

 

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Jacob Miles – Presents Kind Of New: Blue Is Paris (…) 20..

 

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O.S.T. / Various Artists -Midnight In Paris (Madison Gate 043396348295) 2011

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The Pogues – In Paris; 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia (Polydor 3LP 3720825) 2012

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O.S.T. / Sajid Wajid – Ichkq In Paris

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Zaz – Paris (Play On / Warner 0825646215706) 2014

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Jackson Sloan – Postcard From Paris (Crazy Times CTR-CD-118) 2016

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Paris Je T’Aime Yves Saint Laurent (CD) 20..