Okay, the cover and disc art was overly French, but the inspiration is continental European cafes in general. It doesn't matter what country you're in--you're likely to hear music from several countries being played. So here you go.
1) Belleville Rendez-Vous The Triplets of Belleville. This comes from the soundtrack of the animated movie The Triplets of Belleville. If you haven't seen it, now would be well-timed, since it is about the Tour d'France. It's a French cartoon, but there is no dialogue, so anyone can enjoy it.
2) Melodía Tradicional Ecuadoriana Jonathan Richman. It's hard to believe this guy started out as a pre-punk. He plays incredible Spanish style acoustic guitar.
3) Cité Tango Astor Piazzolla. This is a Gotan Project mix.
4) Monsieur Dimitri Joue du Stylophone Dimitri from Paris.
5) Ondulé Mathieu Boogaerts.
6) Bossa Per Due Nicola Conte.
7) Mal ô Mains Sanseverino.
8) Muggles Mambo Muggles Meshugana Lounge. I used to know Muggles (the sax player) before he moved to New Orleans; one or two of my close friends might be on this track--I can't remember.
9) The Beat Goes On Talvin Singh. I'm often tempted to bring Talvin Singh discs to Indian restaurants and ask them to play it instead of the same song that they all seem to have on repeat.
10) Yekermo Sew Mulatu Astatke. Kramer had a song by this artist I was going to include on his swap disc, so I exchanged it for this track. Both come from the Broken Flowers soundtrack.
11) Queremos Paz Gotan Project. I heard Gotan Project everywhere I went last year in Czech and Austria.
12) Miserlou Muggles Meshugana Lounge. Take that, Dick Dale!
13) Menina Moca (Young Lady) Stan Getz. I consider Stan Getz the first successful crossover musician. Who knows if the U.S. would have ever known bossa nova without him.
14) Juste Quelqu'un de Bien Enzo Enzo.
15) Lo Boob Oscillator Stereolab.
Okay, that's it. I recycled some artists from prior swaps, but in a different context. I've got my concept down for Swap 9, and it's gonna rock.