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The Rough Guide to Paris begins with a 'Colour Section' on glossy paper consisting of an introduction, information on what to see and when to go, and twenty things not to miss. There are plenty of colour photographs as well as inserts on the Metro, the River Seine, and Paris climate. The names ... Read review
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Release Date: 2011-04-07, Audio CD, World Music Network

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The Rough Guide to Paris Café (Second Edition) - Various Artists

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France - The Rough Guide to Paris Café Music - Various Artists

France - The Rough Guide to Paris Café Music - Various Artists

Cap at a rakish angle, Gitane hanging from the lip... As Guillaume Veillet's liner-note ... more

points out, Paris's most indigenous music may seem
a trifle cosy, but The Rough Guide to Paris Café
Music shows how wrong that prejudice is. Its
origins may lie in the Auvergne, whose musicians
played the smallpipes, but the biggest influence
which fed into it came from Italy, whose
"organetto" tradition is traced in Nascente's Bar
Italia; the other big influence came from the
gypsy world. The bal musette café ballroom was the
melting-pot where the smallpipes gave way to the
accordion and stars began to emerge. Emile Vacher
and Charles Peguri were the founding fathers of
this tradition, and they're both present on this
entrancing new Rough Guide. We also hear Jean
Corti, who played in a military brothel in the
1940s, and the drug-addicted Frehel, whose smoky
tones are the authentic sound of the 1920s. The
variety of styles in these 25 tracks is dazzling,
with hot jazz alternating with modern cool and
Django Reinhardt's son Babik beating up a lovely
storm with the New Quintette du Hot Club de
France. Meanwhile Edith Piaf sings a song called
"L'Accordeoniste". And if you're hooked on this
instrument, get hold of Wergo's new Global
Accordion: Early Recordings, which is a marvellous
cornucopia of vanished sounds. --Michael Church

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The Rough Guide To Paris Cafe: Second Edition - Various Artists

The Rough Guide To Paris Cafe: Second Edition - Various Artists

Wisps of accordion music can often be heard floating from the open doors of bars and cafés ... more

while strolling through the streets of Paris. Be
inspired by the café music of the world's most
romantic of cities - from original acoustic bal
musette to the emerging sounds of
twenty-first-century Paris.   Music Rough Guides
are a great way to explore and enjoy different
styles of music from around the world. This
Special Edition Rough Guide takes you even deeper,
by introducing our favourite source CD from
Beltuner, one of the top artists featured on this
collection. Enjoy the extra music, but don't stop
there - details of all other source albums are
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A Thorough Guide to Paris

AdvantagesVery detailed information

DisadvantagesNo large map of the whole city

"The Rough Guide to Paris begins with a 'Colour Section' on glossy paper consisting of an introduction, information on what to see and when to go, and twenty things not to miss. There are plenty of colour photographs as well as inserts on the Metro, the River Seine, and Paris climate. The names of monuments and sights are in bold so they are easy to spot. The twenty things not to miss include the obvious ones such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame ..." Read review
11.07.2010

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Paris - A Rough Guide

AdvantagesA Good general travel guide

DisadvantagesNothing really

"bought this book from the airport departure lounge,so very little thought went into it, we just went for the only Paris specific guide there was! However, we wern't disappointed. It is a comprehensive guide covering: Basic information useful before you go, a small phrase book section, maps (including metro maps) and a guide to the sites, hotels, bars and restauraunts. The guides to the museums and sights were particularly useful, especially the guide ..." Read review
22.02.2008

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Country France
Continent Europe
Author The Rough Guide
Title The Rough Guide to Paris
Subgenre City Travel Guide
Genre Travel
Type Non-Fiction
ISBN 1843534592
EAN 9781843534594
City Paris

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