well, we got many sites that are dedicated to phunk: www.wegofunk.com
and we had ppl like Nino Nardini and Roger Roger, who made a lot of funky-*ss library music...like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Obsession-Nino-Roger-Nardini/dp/B00005ASJH
This CD has been very hard to find, but I'm so glad I did find it after all...it's exotica, like Martin Denny/Les Baxter were doing in the 50's. Totally amazing and timeless music style!
It's been reedited on Dare-Dare(that means "speedy" in french slang) Recordings, and they've also released many compilations of old rare french library music: "La Guêpe - Deep Inside The French Library Music": http://www.discogs.com/label/Dare-Dare
And well, Gainsbourg's funky masterpiece(sampled by many ppl including Portishead):
Serge could make reggae just as well as the Jamaicans(he recorded 2 albums in Jamaica w/ Sly & Robbie and left them out of speech as all the scores/arrangments were already written), and funk on the same level as the americans...a true genius.
BTW, that's funny coz I watched this movie this afternoon..at some point there's a big house party and they were playing "Cargo Culte" from this very "Melody Nelson" sountrack: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234654/
Edited by leeperry - 7/13/10 at 2:16pm