Serge Gainsbourg's African-inspired "New York USA"
Serge Gainsbourg • French People • Singers • Entertainment • Du Chant La Une • Entertainment_culture
[video link] Here's Serge Gainsbourg in a 1964 music video for New York USA, a track from his excellent concept album Gainsbourg Percussions. The album, recorded with French jazz star Alain Gouraguer, melded Gainsbourg's French lounge style with Latin and African drumming. (This number appropriates the African standard Akiwowo.) Gainsbourg Percussions was recently remastered and reissued on CD and vinyl by the excellent 4 Men With Beards label. Gainsbourg Percussions
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