Serge Gainsbourg

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Legal name: Lucien Ginsburg

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Serge Gainsbourg (born Lucien Ginsburg; French pronunciation: ​[sɛʁʒ ɡɛ̃sbuʁ]; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz, mambo, world, chanson, pop and yé-yé, to rock and roll, progressive rock, reggae, electronic, disco, new wave and funk. Gainsbourg's varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize although his legacy has been firmly established and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians.

His lyrical work incorporated a vast amount of clever word play to hoodwink the listener, often for humorous, provocative, satirical or subversive reasons. Common types of word play in his songs include mondegreen, onomatopoeia, rhyme, spoonerism, dysphemism, paraprosdokian and pun. Through the course of his career, Gainsbourg wrote over 500 songs, which have been covered more than a thousand times by a wide range of artists. Since his death, Gainsbourg's music has reached legendary stature in France. He has also gained a cult following in the English-speaking world, with numerous artists influenced by his arrangements.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Du chant à la une !... Serge Gainsbourg 4.25 5
1959 N°2 Serge Gainsbourg 4
1961 L'Étonnant Serge Gainsbourg Serge Gainsbourg 3
1962 N°4 Serge Gainsbourg 3
1963 Confidentiel Serge Gainsbourg 6
1964 Gainsbourg Percussions Serge Gainsbourg 2
1968 Initials B.B. Serge Gainsbourg 4
1968 Bonnie and Clyde Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg 2
1969 Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg 5 7
1971 Histoire de Melody Nelson Serge Gainsbourg 3
1973 Vu de l'extérieur Serge Gainsbourg 3
1975 Rock Around the Bunker Serge Gainsbourg 2
1976 L'Homme à tête de chou Serge Gainsbourg 6
1979 Aux armes et cætera Serge Gainsbourg 7
1981 Mauvaises nouvelles des étoiles Serge Gainsbourg 6
1984 Love on the Beat Serge Gainsbourg 4
1987 You're Under Arrest Serge Gainsbourg 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 1958-1983 : 25 ans Serge Gainsbourg 2
1988 Serge Gainsbourg Serge Gainsbourg 2
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 1: Le Poinçonneur des Lilas, 1958-1960 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 2: La Javanaise, 1961-1963 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 3: Couleur café, 1963-1964 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 4: Initials B.B., 1966-1968 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 5: Je t'aime... moi non plus, 1969-1971 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 6: Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais, 1972-1975 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 7: L'Homme à la tête de chou, 1975-1978, 1981 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 8: Aux armes et cætera, 1979-1981 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1989 Gainsbourg, Volume 9: Anna, 1967, 1976, 1980 Serge Gainsbourg 1
1990 De Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre Serge Gainsbourg 2 8
1991 Chansons et musiques de films Serge Gainsbourg 1
1991 Master Serie Serge Gainsbourg 1
1991 Master Serie, Volume 2 Serge Gainsbourg 3
1996 Comic Strip Serge Gainsbourg 1
1996 Du jazz dans le ravin Serge Gainsbourg 1
1997 Couleur café Serge Gainsbourg 1
1998 Classé X Serge Gainsbourg 1
1999 Ses plus belles chansons Serge Gainsbourg 5
2000 Versions femmes Serge Gainsbourg 1
2000 Serge Gainsbourg Serge Gainsbourg 1
2001 Gainsbourg... Forever Serge Gainsbourg 1
2002 Le Cinéma de Gainsbourg : Musiques de films 1959-1990 Serge Gainsbourg 1
2002 Initials SG Serge Gainsbourg 2
2003 Inédits: Les archives 1958-1985 Serge Gainsbourg 1
2003 Master Serie, Volume 3 Serge Gainsbourg 1
2004 Love and the Beat Serge Gainsbourg 1
2006 Mister Melody : Les Interprètes de Serge Gainsbourg Serge Gainsbourg 1
2006 Monsieur Gainsbourg: The Originals Serge Gainsbourg 1
2006 Les 100 plus belles chansons Serge Gainsbourg 2 1
2007 Manon 70 / Si j'étais un espion / Le Jardinier d'Argenteil / Anna Serge Gainsbourg 1
2007 Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons Serge Gainsbourg 1

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